Vegan – Masala chai/tea
Masala chai is a flavoured tea beverage made by brewing black tea with a mixture of aromatic Indian spices and herbs. A blend of black tea, spices, milk, sugar also known as “chai”. This drink hails from India. Amny variation exists and the spices can be added according to the taste.
In india it’s made using regular milk here I tried to use almond milk to make it vegan friendly.
I started exploring many Vegan recipes as I was impressed from my blogger friend Charanya of Yes I’m Vegan.
Preparation time: 5mins
Cooking time: 20mins
- Almond milk-2cups
- Cardamom pods-2
- Cinaamon stick-1inch
- Fresh grated ginger-1inch
- Crushed black pepper-1/8tsp
- Water-1cup (if you don’t like strong tinge in your tea increase quantity of water)
- Tea powder-2-3tbsp (you can even use tea bags 4-5)
- Agave nectar-as per the sweetness
- In a mortar and pestle lightly crush cardamom, clove and cinnamon.
- Add water in a pot add crushed cardamom, clove, cinnamon, ginger and crushed black pepper. Bring the mixture to boil, then simmer for 4-5minutes. Remove from heat and let it stand for 5 more minutes.
- Add the almond milk to the pan and turn on the flame and bring it to boil again.
- As it boils simmer for 2-3minutes, turn off the flame and let it stand for 2-3minutes.
- Use a fine sieve and strain. Add honey as per the sweetness required mix and transfer to serving cups.
- You can use regular milk as well
- Honey can be used in place of Agave Nectar
I am bringing this to Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck
Posted on July 8, 2014, in Juices/Beverages, Vegan and tagged Chitras healthy kitchen, drchdietfood, Healthy Masala chai, Healthy masala tea, Vegan Chai recipes, Vegan hot drinks, Vegan tea recipes. Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.
I love masala chai…
Masala word in cooking ignites a thought of aromas….thanks Aruna for stopping by
Super Chai, Lori once mentioned that she uses almond milk for tea. I wanted to try it. This is a great option for vegan people. You have made an Indian version, that’s so cool Chitra 🙂
Thanks Malar…as you rightly said it is a combo of different cuisines
Using almond milk is a great idea! I’ll remember that.
Thanks Gerard..it was light as well when you have it
I’ve yet to try a chai tea. Looks rather tempting.
Thanks…Spiced tea means something special and tempting is the right way to describe it…
Thanks for the ping back Chitra 🙂 You’re the best ❤ I am very glad you're trying vegan recipes 🙂
I have never had Chai in my life-EVER. I'm getting tea leaves and will try the recipe 🙂 Hugs ❤ ❤
Charanya – you will love this as it is very light and flavourful….waiting to hear from you
I love masala tea. never tried with almond milk and honey.
Thanks Priya…this was my first attempt and enjoyed it..hope you will like it as well
I have never been successful at making vegan chai. This sounds great, though, will try!
Thanks Apsara..allowing extra time on hob made this chai special..wait to hear from your experience
Ah ha a good morning call with it.. what a start to the day
You welcome Bikramjit…nice to know you liked it
Thanx for stopping by…..
Favorite tea of all time…
Thanks for sharing it at the weekly Potluck!
Glad you liked it ….thanx for hosting it is an apportunity to meet amazing people like you….
I love chai and I love almond milk, I’ll be trying your recipe out. Here in Vietnam they use condensed milk a lot in coffee and tea which is rather good too, but nothing beats chai.
Never heard of condensed milk for coffee…nice to know.
Are there many varieties of Condensed milk?. The one we get here in UK are used mainly for deserts and they come with high calories….
Wow masala chai , tht reminds me of OOTY, ASSAM AND DARJEELING. GREAT SIS
Thanks Raghu…I tried this with Almond milk so it feels lighter with same great taste…A recipe taking back to memories is a good feeling…
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