Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Masala Paal


Masala Paal is also called as spiced milk. It's a famous drink back home in Chennai. This drink has an amazing taste with a hint of saffron and richness from nuts like almond & pistachio. We were stuck home due to a brutal winter storm in Chicago and I decided to spice things up with my all time favorite drink. Masala Paal can be served hot in winter and cold in summer. It's a healthy drink for all ages. Let me stop here and get to the recipe. 


  • Milk (2%) - 2cups
  • Sugar - 2tsp 
  • Palm sugar crystal - 1tsp
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cardamon - 3
  • Cinnamon stick - 1/2 stick 
  • Pepper corns - 1/4tsp
  • Almond - 5
  • Pistachio - 4
  • Saffron - few 


  • Soak Almond and Pistachio in hot water for 15 minutes then peel off the skin and chop them finely. Soak saffron in luke warm milk and keep it aside.
  • Meanwhile coarsely powder cardamon, cloves, cinnamon and pepper corn all together and keep aside.

  • In a sauce pan heat milk and bring it to boil. Add the spice powder, in medium flame, boil for 1-2 minutes without getting burnt at the bottom. 
  • Now add saffron, palm sugar crystal and sugar. Allow it to boil for 3 minutes. 
  • Switch off and serve it hot with chopped nuts and saffron for garnish.


  • You can add whole spice to the milk without coarsely powdering. When it starts to boil discard the whole spice. 
  • After discarding the whole spice mix, you can add chopped nuts and allow it to boil.
  • Adding palm sugar is optional, if you don't have just add sugar. 
  • You can also grind the nuts to fine paste. 

Enjoy the milk hot or cold!   

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  2. Masala paal looks delicious, very nice, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning.

  3. This sounds like a lovely drink to have hot or cold. Love the spices! Thank you for sharing it with us at Hearth and Soul.

  4. Ooh I've had this outside but never tried making it at home :D It looks so yum. Definitely going to try this :D Looks like the perfect thing for a cold night.


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