Masala milk is a flavored milk with various spices. There are various versions, this is one of the simplest version with flavorful results.
Masala means the spices they add in milk. Usually masala milk is popularly served in marriage functions to end the meal.
Never used to like the masala pal they give in marriages. But now some how my taste changed and wanted to try it out.
It is also believed to give a good sleep, so can be had during the night time before bed. The recipe source is here.
Adapted it and made my own I liked to add ‘panag karkandu’ palm sugar crystals in place of sugar and also added a pinch of pepper powder.
Also skipped nuts like pistachios, almonds or cashews for garnishing. The milk is very flavorful and delicious!
Masala paal recipe
- 2 cups Milk
- 1 Pinch Edible camphor Mustard size
- 6 Almonds
- 1 pinch Saffron
- 2 tablespoon Sugar or palm sugar crystals
- 2 Cardamom
- 2 Cloves
- 2 Cinnamon Pieces
- 2 pinches Pepper powder optional
- Soak safforn in luke warm milk and almonds in hot water for 15 minutes.
- Peel the skin of almonds and grind it to smoothly with little water.
- Boil milk with cloves,elachi (powdered) , cinnamon,camphor, then add the ground almond.
- Add the soaked saffron milk and simmer for 5-6 minutes. Lastly add palm sugar crystals and pepper and give it a boil.
- Choose good quality saffron and make sure you add not more than a pinch, adding more will spoil the taste.
- You can add chopped nuts if you like it.
- Some times palm sugar crystals has impurities. You can strain it by dissolving it in hot water.
- Adding crushed cardamom and edible camphor gives a great taste. So this is the main flavor in it. You can skip cloves and cinnamon too.
- This is my own version, so there may be some differences from authentic recipe!
Masala milk method
1. Soak saffron in lukewarm milk and almonds in hot water for 15 minutes.
2. Peel the skin of almonds and grind it to smoothly with little water.
3. Boil milk with cloves, cardamom (powdered) , cinnamon, camphor, then add the ground almond.
4. Add the soaked saffron milk and simmer for 5-6 minutes. Lastly add palm sugar crystals and pepper and give it a boil.
If you want you can discard the whole masalas before you add almonds by straining the milk. Enjoy the milk warm!
Hi dear. The picture on the food looks delicious : ).
This is really interesting buddy.. awesome..Will surely try it
Flavorful milk...Would love to have it warm and snuggle under my blanket..;)..
my favourite milk...usually i do in weekends...way same i do it...flavourful and delicious!lovely click!!last pic looks superb!
It looks delicious. I too made this recently for sen but i added powdered nuts too. Will try this versions 🙂
Just awesome and tempting.Feel like grabbing from the screen.Clicks are superb.
I love love pankarkandu. I wish, I had a mixie to make this. The first pic is so pretty 🙂
One of the famous drink in Madurai. Its always my favorite from my childhood days.. even i wanted to post this for loong time. I am going to sleep shall i grab that cup Raji ????
love this..yummy and flavourful. lovely pics.
wow..super delicious raji..ipave kudikanum pola iruku..
This tastes delicious, especially with the panakalkandu, such tempting clicks..
Love this Milk !
I make a similar thing for my son. the clicks are gorgeous Raks.
Flavorful milk and nice clicks, especially the panag karkandu one
Wow.. The milk looks so delicious.. panag karkandu reminds me of my childhood.. Absolutely love it..
Lovely flavored milk. My favourite 🙂
Slurp ,looks so warm nd comforting,,
Yummy! I love masala or turmeric milk during chilly wintery nights 🙂
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i love it.. too good i love the one from saravana bhavan ..this looks similar beautful..
Nice yummy drink.. Lovely flavors...
That's an flavoursome drink.....looks fabulous....
Aww, this looks so flavorful and yummy!
Favorite drink @ Saravana bhavan!!!!!! Have All the ingredients @ hand, will try this weekend and let u know!!!!
Love the feel the pics give..warm and comforting. Masala milk is my fav...easy and nice recipe.
Looks delicious. I used to this the same way, but i add sugar.Yours taste will be unique. I love kettle at the back 🙂
I am longing for this for a long time...thanks for sharing....
I am longing for this for a long time...thanks for sharing....
Looks so yummy. Love it.
I love masala milk ...looks awesome!!
I too love masala milk but never attempted one. This looks too good ya! 😉
I love that comforting cup of milk.
i love the one served in saravana bhavan. I never tried this at home. nice version of masala milk with beautiful clicks
can have this anytime raji ...looks so yummy and delicious!
loved the addition of adding palm sugar ..looks yummy
This is good one, sounds healthy and delicious.
I love that picture of the panankalkandu... they look so cute almost like semiprecious stones. I love masala milk/badam milk - yummy!
Lovely recipe...looks yum..nice clicks
Very healthy and delicious milk.
This masala milk takes its avatar every whr in different forms..I love it absolutely..n just loved the 2nd click
wow...masala milk...definitely a must try :-)looks very tempting!
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masala milk is looking great. love the pictures.
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wow, so yummy n flavourful milk..looks fabulous..
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This is one of my favorites, looks fantastic.
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I love this! I used to have this when i was pregnant and slept like a baby!
superb recipe...milk looks so comforting n flavorful drink...pretty clicks!!
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Delicious! I'm drinking it right now (as an after-dinner treat). Thanks for another great recipe!
Wow masala pal looks delicious with all the almonds, saffron and spices. Nice clicks too!
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lovely milk... love the clicks!
love the pics.I make a similar version when we fall sick,but without the garam masala spices.these days,I think we get a ready made masala for making this milk!
very flavourful and healthy milk...nice presentation as always, Raks
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mmmmm, that cup looks so inviting & warm... beautiful clicks
Very refreshing healthy milk.
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Refreshing and flavourful milk. I love pana kalkandu paal. Superb clicks.
very flavourful milk..never tasted before
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What a wonderful combination of flavors for milk. This looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing and inspiring me with something new.
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That looks absolutely delicious! I've got to give this a try (seems like the perfect drink to warm up after a chilly Seattle day!)
absolutely love the pics and the recipe. I never had milk done this way. Sounds superb !!!
Healthy and delicious milk raji 🙂
Palm sugar is best when compared with sugar.
Yuppie! I could read that thing written in Tamizh! 😀 I can't wait to try out that palm sugar... Superbaa irukku photos!!
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FLAVOURFUL MILK AND VERY HEALTHY TOO
Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.Since i did not have palm sugar i substituted it with the regualar sugar.
Nice photos. I almost use palm sugar in all my milk drinks. Lovely.
awweee i will try it soon!!
aweeeeeeeeee i will try it soon
Simple steps, nice photos & professional presentation. Appreciate the blog & keep it going.