Updated: Aug 15, 2020
A frothy piping hot cup of chaya is the typical Malayali way of starting the day. The traditional Kerala tea/ chaya is an equal part concoction of milk and water. Chaya is not simply a morning drink, it's a part of the Malayali hospitality. Whenever someone comes calling he is invariably greeted with a cup of hot tea. Whatever is the occasion, it is our all-time pick-up drink. Energize your day with a delicious cup of Kerala Chaya.
Water - 1 .25 cups
Tea dust - 2 teaspoon
Boiled Milk - 1 cup
Sugar (optional) - To taste
How to make Kerala Chaya
1. Take a saucepan, add 1 1/4 cups of water and bring it to a boil.
2. Add 2 teaspoons of tea dust, reduce the heat and simmer for one minute.
3. Add 1 cup of boiled milk. Increase the heat and bring it to a boil.
4. Reduce the heat, keep the pan covered with a lid for 1 minute and let it simmer..
5. Remove the lid and mix it with a spoon. Turn off the heat.
6. Sweeten with sugar (if using).
7. Strain the tea into a mug or glass.
8. Take an additional mug and mix the tea well by streaming it from a height into one mug and back to the other mug. You will get a frothy top.
9. Pour the tea into the teacups.
10. Serve and Enjoy.
For best results use freshly boiled milk.