Amritsari Pista Badam Tea

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Amritsari Pista Badam Tea is a delicious twist on your regular masala chai. Make this Giani tea stall copycat tea recipe at home using my simple recipe (vegetarian, gluten-free).

Amritsari pista badam tea served in a glass.
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About Pista Badam Tea

Have you ever thought of giving your regular masala chai a royal touch? If not, try this Amritsari Badam Pista Tea (Chai).

This dried nuts tea is your everyday masala chai with the goodness of almonds and pistachios.

It became famous from Giani tea stall in Amritsar, where people line up to have a hot cup of this badam pista chai in the morning. The masala chai is topped with frothy milk and crushed nuts, giving it a royal touch and a distinct and unique flavor.

The tea’s milk ratio is higher than water, making it nice and creamy, giving it a rich texture. You can adjust the ratio of milk to water as per your taste.

It is a perfect hot beverage to serve to your guests during festivals or their visits when you want to serve something special. Your guests will be impressed with this unique way of serving tea.

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Ingredients

Badam pista tea ingredients 1
Badam pista tea ingredients 2

For The Tea

To make the tea, you will need just basic chai ingredients such as water, milk, sugar, tea leaves, and chai masala powder.

I like using whole milk (full-fat milk) for this tea. You can use other milk options too, such as skim milk, low-fat milk, or vegan options such as almond milk or soy milk.

You can use a store-bought chai masala powder or make it at home. If you want the recipe for homemade chai masala, you can get it here – Masala Tea Powder.

For The Froth

To make the froth, you will need whole milk (full-fat milk).

For The Topping

The frothy tea is topped with almonds (badam), pistachios (pista), and whole green cardamom (hari elaichi).

How To Make Badam Pista Tea

Make The Tea

Add

  • ½ cup water
  • 1 and ½ cups of whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon chai masala powder

into a small pot and bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.

Water, milk and chai masala added to a saucepan.

Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 2 minutes.

Now add 2 teaspoon black tea leaves and 3 teaspoon granulated white sugar and cook for another 2 minutes.

Black tea leaves and sugar added to the pan.

Strain the ready tea using a fine mesh strainer in 2 serving cups.

Cooked tea.
Straining the tea.

Make The Froth

While the tea is cooking, make the froth. Add ½ cup of milk to a small pan and bring it to a boil over medium-high heat.

Boiled milk.

Once the milk comes to a boil, pull it between 2 utensils from height to create the foam on top. You can also use a coffee frother or an electric milk frother to make the froth.

Pulling the milk between 2 utensils to make froth.
Frothed milk.

Make The Topping

Add

  • 2 almonds
  • 3-4 unsalted shelled pistachios
  • 1 green cardamom

into a mortar and crush them using the pestle.

Almonds, pistachios and green cardamom added to a mortar.
Crushed dried nuts and cardamom.

Assemble The Tea

Top the tea with some milk froth and with crushed almonds, pistachios, and green cardamom. Serve hot.

Tip – Use the leftover milk below the froth to make other recipes.

Topping the tea with some froth.
Tea topped with froth.
Badam pista tea topped with crushed dried nuts and cardamom.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to make it vegan?

Just substitute the dairy milk with vegan milk options such as almond milk, cashew milk, or even oats milk. Make the froth with the same milk too.

Serving Suggestions

You can serve badam pista chai for your evening tea with some cookies or biscuits or serve it to your guests with Indian snacks such as MurukkuRoasted Makhana NamkeenCornflakes Chivda, or Namak Pare.

Serve butter toast or butter bun on the side for a filling evening snack.

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Amritsari Pista Badam Tea is a delicious twist on your regular masala chai. Make this Giani tea stall copycat tea recipe at home using my simple recipe (vegetarian, gluten-free).
5 from 1 vote

Amritsari Pista Badam Tea Recipe

Amritsari Pista Badam Tea is a delicious twist on your regular masala chai. Make this Giani tea stall copycat tea recipe at home using my simple recipe.
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 12 minutes
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients 

For The Tea

  • ½ cup water
  • 1 and ½ cup whole milk (full-fat milk)
  • 1 teaspoon chai masala powder
  • 2 teaspoons black tea leaves (chai ki patti)
  • 3 teaspoons granulated white sugar

For The Froth

  • ½ cup whole milk (full-fat milk)

For The Topping

  • 2 whole almonds
  • 3-4 unsalted shelled pistachios
  • 1 whole green cardamom (hari elaichi)
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Instructions 

Make The Tea

  • Add water, milk, and chai masala powder into a small pot and bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Now add the black tea leaves and sugar and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Strain the ready tea using a fine mesh strainer in 2 serving cups.

Make The Froth

  • While the tea is cooking, make the froth. Add milk to a small pan and bring it to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Once the milk comes to a boil, pull it between 2 utensils from height to create the foam on top. You can also use a coffee frother or an electric milk frother to make the froth.

Make The Topping

  • Add almonds, pistachios, and green cardamom into a mortar and crush them using the pestle.

Assemble The Tea

  • Top the tea with some of the milk froth and top with crushed almonds, pistachios and green cardamom. Serve hot.
  • Tip – Use the leftover milk below the froth to make other recipes.

Video

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Notes

Use vegan milk for a vegan version.
Make chai masala powder at home or buy it from outside.

Nutrition

Calories: 107kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 56mg, Potassium: 181mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 198IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 146mg, Iron: 1mg
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