Let’s talk about India's most famous Masala Chai. Known for its great taste and high anti-inflammatory properties, Masala Chai, which is also known as 'spiced tea’, has been there from generation to generation like a treasured tradition.
Masala Chai, has evolved into many variations with nearly every household. Savoured by millions in India, masala chai is sold across the country by chai wallahs and tea vendors, who pour the tea like a pro from big teakettles into small cups.
Generally, in India, masala chai is prepared with black tea. Traditionally, masala chai is made with multiple spices. With a plethora of spices like clove, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and peppercorns, Masala chai is your instant pick me up
Though you can find multiple chai blends in the supermarkets, making your own cup of masala chai is easy and more satisfying. So here's the DIY step:
- Take 2-3 pieces of each of the following: Green cardamom, cinnamon stick, peppercorns, and fennel seeds.
- You can either crush them coarsely or grind them together in a blender and keep it aside.
- Pour milk in a heavy pan (with handle). While you stir the milk occasionally, put sugar, ground spice mixture, crushed or grated ginger and black tea leaves
- On low heat, let the tea boil for 3 minutes so as to infuse all the flavours.
- Now serve the hot masala chai in a cup or "cutting chai" glass or kulhad and enjoy.