A tasty Indian drink made by healthy Indian herbs and spices...Here's Madhumita Nayyar presenting humindians with the recipe of the sumptuous Indian Masala Chai (tea).... Do you know there are sooo many types of Indian Masala Chai...? Gujarati, Cochin, Munnar and so much more! Read on to know.... !!
A cold wave sweeping all over the north of India & the mercury dipping down to much lower levels than the previous year’s, it's really bone chilling!!! With the temperatures plummeting & the entire day covered in a sheet of fog with icy winds & no sun in view, nothing is more welcoming than a hot steaming cup of our very own Indian tea. So darlings, I thought why not do a series on tea!!
Not a bad idea ..isn't it? Alright, so let me start by first discussing a little about the cuppa we welcome our mornings with everyday. You know what- tea is really good for our body; I mean that’s what the researchers say. Cups of tea protects us from cancer, strokes, heart disease etc & guess what- it even protects our teeth & prevents plaque & bad breath as it contains fluoride.
Tea has high levels of antioxidants like flavonoids, polyphenols, catechins etc. These take on the FREE RADICALS in our bodies & prevent them from doing any harm to our healthy cells. There have been studies that indicate that tea drinkers have low blood pressure, immunity of them is stronger. Tea is also said to have leukaemia, Alzheimer’s & AIDS fighting properties.
So you see the best thing to start the day with is the hot cup of tea to give you warmth & bring to you loads of health benefits.
So let’s not wait any longer & start with preparing some tea!!
Here is a simple recipe to make chai (tea) yourself at home.This is what you will need:
FOR 2 PEOPLE
- Water 1½ cups
- 2 tsp. Tea leaves (Darjeeling, Assam or ctc),
- 1/2 cup Whole milk
- Sugar according to taste.
How to Prepare Sada Indian Chai (Plain Indian Tea)?
- Heat the milk on the gas stove or in the microwave.
- Boil the water.
- Add the tea leaves.
- When it starts to boil, remove from the fire.
- Add the hot milk into two cups.
- Strain the tea & water mixture into the cups.
- Add sugar according to taste and stir.
Hey! Your steaming hot cup is ready for you to sip, savour& enjoy. See below the recipes of other types of INDIAN TEA!!