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. 
                               

Ingredients 

  • 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 

Method 

  • 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.

Tips 

  • 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.

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  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.

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  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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