Amritsari dry fruit tea is a delicious twist on your regular masala chai. Make this Giani tea stall copycat badam pista tea recipe at home using my simple recipe.
About This Recipe
Have you ever thought of giving a royal touch to your regular masala chai. If not, then you have to try this Amritsari dry fruit tea or badam pista chai.
Dry fruit tea is your everyday masala chai with the goodness of some dry fruits. Yes, this frothy chai is topped with almond, pistachios, and green cardamom.
It became famous from Giani tea stall in Amritsar, where people line up to have a hot cup of this badam pista tea in the morning. The masala chai is topped with frothy milk and nuts, giving it a royal touch and a distinct and unique flavor.
The ratio of milk is more as compared to water in the tea, which makes it nice and creamy, giving it a rich texture. You can adjust the ratio of milk: water as per your taste too.
It is a perfect hot beverage to serve to your guests during festivals or their visits when you want to serve something special. I am sure your guests will be impressed with this unique way of serving tea.
This dry fruit tea is,
- Spicy + Warm
- Easy to make at home
- Just like the Giani Stall one
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.
Use full fat dairy 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 either use a store-bought chai masala powder or make one 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 just need full fat milk.
For Topping – The milk or froth is topped with almonds (badam), pistachios (pista), and whole green cardamom (hari elaichi). All are crushed in a mortar and pestle, before adding to the chai.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Serve butter toast or butter bun on the side for a filling evening snack.
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Dry Fruit Tea Recipe
For the Tea:
- ½ cup water
- 1-½ cup full-fat milk
- 1 teaspoon chai masala
- 2 teaspoon black tea leaves
- 3 teaspoon sugar
For the Froth:
- ½ cup full-fat milk
- 2 whole almonds
- 3-4 unsalted shelled pistachios
- 1 whole green cardamom
For the tea
- Start by making the tea. Add water, milk, and chai masala into a small pot and bring the mixture to a boil.
- Simmer the heat to medium and cook for 2 minutes.
- Now add the black tea leaves and sugar and cook for another 2 minutes on medium heat.
- Strain the ready tea using a fine mesh strainer in 2 serving cups.
For the froth
- While the tea is cooking, let’s make the froth. Add full-fat milk into a small pan and bring it to a boil.
- 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.
For the topping
- Add almonds, pistachios, and green cardamom into a mortar and crush them using the pestle.
- Top the tea with some of the milk froth and top with crushed almonds, pistachios and green cardamom. Serve hot.