Prep Time5 Mins
Cook Time15 Mins
How to make a Masala Tea
Masala Tea is one of the favourite drinks of people across India. It is a drink that every Indian household consume during the morning and evening to feel fresh and start a day with positivity.
People most liked it in monsoon and winters, the cold weather and hot chai match perfectly. So, let’s peek into the process of the masala tea recipe. Pair it up with either biscuit, mathri, or any of your favourite snacks.
Follow this simple & step-by-step guide of how to make a masala tea and make a tasteful tea at home.
Tea is one such thing without which you can’t begin your day as we all are addicted to this beverage. No matter whatever the season is a cup of chai reduces all our stress, pain, and makes us feel fresh.
Whenever you visit any Indian family chai is surely served as a welcome drink. Every household has its own versions of making tea based on their taste. Some like to have it sugarless; some like to have it in full milk, some half milk half water, some without milk, and some strongly brewed. The pleasing tea, favourite person, lots of gossips, and delicious snacks can create an unbreakable and memorable bond.
What is masala tea?
Masala is the Hindi term of spices and the meaning is the mixture of different spices and tea is the beverage made of milk, water, sugar, and tea.
So masala tea is a drink that contains different aromatic spices that are mixed and simmered with milk, tea, sugar, and tea.
Let’s begin the recipe for which you can choose spices, milk, tea, and sugar according to your choice and taste. Here, first of all, we will share the recipe for masala tea powder, then the recipe of masala tea.
What is the difference between tea and masala tea?
Both tea and masala tea is almost the same the difference is that tea is made with milk, water, sugar, and tea. Whereas, masala tea is a drink that contains different aromatic spices that are mixed and simmered with milk, tea, sugar, and tea.
Preparation Time ➣ 5 minutes
Cooking Time ➣ 15 minutes
Serving People ➣ 4 people
Tea Masala Powder Recipe
Ingredients (For Summers) ➣
- 2 tablespoons fennel seeds (saunf)
- Dried ginger powder (sonth) – ½ tablespoons
- Cinnamon stick (dal chini) – ½ inch
- Nutmeg (jayaphal) – ½ small
- 8-10 green cardamom (ilaayachee)
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of saffron
- 6-8 black peppercorns (kale mirch)
- 2-4 cloves (laung)
Ingredients (For Winters) ➣
- ½ tablespoon fennel seeds
- ½ tablespoon dried ginger powder
- Rest will be the same
How to make Masala Powder
1. In a grinding jar add all the spices fennel seeds, dried ginger powder, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, cloves, black peppercorns, a pinch of saffron, green cardamom, and a pinch of salt.
2. Grind them into a fine powder.
3. Store it in a container and use it when you make masala chai.
Now let’s see how to make masala tea at home.
Recipe of Tea Masala
Adjust the amount of all the ingredients according to your taste more or less the way you want to drink it.
- 2 cups water
- 2 teaspoons tea leaves/tea powder/ 3-4 tea bags
- 1 cup milk
- 3-4 teaspoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon chai masala powder
How to make Masala tea
1. Take a pot turn the flame low now add 2 cups water in that, add 2 teaspoons either tea leaves/ tea powder/ 3-4 tea bags. Simmer it well.
2. Let it boil for few minutes till it turns dark.
3. Now add 1 tablespoon chai masala powder.
4. Add 3-4 teaspoons of sugar.
5. Lastly, pour 1 cup of milk into it.
6. Now let it boil for some time till the tea change to dark.
7. You can also add Tulsi here if you want.
8. Turn off the flame and strain tea.
9. Now, it is ready to serve.
How to serve
It is perfect for both time in the morning match it with a biscuit or mathri and in the evening pair it with any of your favourite snacks.
- Calories- 93
- Fat- 3g
- Cholesterol- 9mg
- Sodium- 59mg
- Potassium- 120mg
- Carbohydrates- 11g
- Sugar 9g
- Protein- 4g
Is masala tea good for your health?
Yes, It is good for health & here are some benefits –
- If you are suffering from a cold and cough then one hot glass of masala tea can help you to recover and feel healthy.
- It has Anti-inflammatory properties because of the presence of two ingredients ginger and cloves that helps to reduce inflammation from the body.
- The different spices like clove, elaichi, tulsi, and ginger work great to give you healthy digestion.
- It helps to reduce the cholesterol level and plaque development that causes blockages and give way to heart diseases.
- It is the best medicine to control blood pressure.
- The spices like ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom stop the development of cancer cells that damage other healthy cells.
- It increases insulin sensitivity, reduces blood sugar levels, and prevents diabetes.
- It contains healthy spices that provide relief to women from the pain during their menstrual cycle.
- One cup of masala tea daily makes the metabolism process healthy and fit.
Is masala chai bad for health?
Masala chai is known for its health benefits. It is not bad for health but consuming it in large amounts can cause hormonal imbalance in the body.
Which tea masala is best?
The homemade tea masala is best that is made of healthy ingredients like- fennel seeds (saunf), dried ginger powder (sonth), cinnamon stick (dal chini), nutmeg (jayaphal), green cardamom (ilaayachee), black peppercorns (kale mirch), cloves (laung), and saffron just grind them all make a powder and store it in an airtight container.
Having the same tea every day is so boring right so try out the guide of how to make a masala tea, which is the amalgamation of healthy ingredients, delicious flavours, and fabulous aroma. If you have any queries on how to make masala then let us know in the comment section below.
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