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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Madras Masala Paal

Yesterday it was so raining and was so pleasant, I thought something warm to drink would make it more pleasant so made this Madras spl Masala paal . I have tasted this Milk in saravana bhavan , chennai a decade ago. This is a  very healthy and flavorful drink which is most popular in Tamil nadu . So for todays Tamizhar samayal I wanted to make this yummy and delicious drink perfect for rainy days and winter . 

Masala paal  is a south indian rich and healthy drink which can be had by any aged people . This healthy drink is always served Hot in winters so that the heat of the spices in this milk keeps us warm. I love this delicious drink warm in rainy days !! Lets move on to the authentic drink from Madras aka Chennai :).. 

Indian Drink

Masala paal


masala drink


Badam - 8-9 No's
Cashews- 4-5 No's
Pistachios - 2-3 No's
Milk - 2 cups
Pepper pd - a pinch
Cloves - 3 No's
Cinnamon stick - 1"
Cardamom - 3 No's
Sugar - 1/4 cup ( adjust to your taste)
Saffron - few strands
Turmeric - a pinch (optional)

  • Blanch the almonds and remove the skin.
  • In a blender grind badam, cashew and pistachio with little water into smooth paste and keep it aside.
  • In a saucepan heat the milk , Once it starts boiling add cinnamon , cloves, cardamom , saffron and lower the flame to simmer.
  • Now boil the milk in simmer with all these spices till it reduces a bit and becomes a little thick.
  • Constantly stir the milk as it might burn in the bottom .
  • After it thickens add the ground nuts paste to the milk and stir them .
  • Boil it for a while ,till the nuts paste is well combined to the milk. 
  • Switch off the flame and let them cool a bit.
  • Strain in a glass and serve the warm.
spiced milk

spiced milk drink

  • If you want you can add  some chopped nuts to the drink even.
  • Adjust the sugar level to your taste.

Indian drinks

Linking this to Tamizhar samayal Tuesday whose brain child is +nalini suresh . 


  1. Very yumm and good for winter dear... Love this milk... clicks r super...

  2. Wow!!looks yummy,perfect for this favorite..

  3. love this madras masala paal..looks fabulous and yummy..

  4. It looks yummylicious ! Wonderful clicks..

  5. Will try it soon.looks so good.


  6. Yummy rich Paal.. Nice clicks..

  7. One big slurp I can finish the whole cup, love it delicious and u r tempting very badly....

  8. the color and I can empty the whole jug..:)

  9. Wow.. Looks mouth watering.. looks fantastic..

  10. Delicious and healthy masala paal Manju. Yumm. Please visit my new website: Zesty South Indian Kitchen

  11. oh... that's a really tempting cup of paal there... yum...

  12. without malai i can take a cup of this milk ! good one !

  13. superb and delicious masala paal :) my all time favourite too

  14. rich flavoured delicious milk dear

  15. i hate drinking milk.. but if somebody offers me this spicy cup i can't refuse...

  16. looking at this beverage i remembered a funny thing that happened sometime ago, v had a timeout with my friends and v saw this milk in the restaurant, i have heard that its an aphrodisiac so i was reluctant to drink of my friend suggested that we should buy a cup n try, it was so amusing but i didnt see the effect on me...hehehe

    1. lolz arthy:P i have censored about it in this post :P lolz he he he

  17. yummy masala pal.... awesome...

  18. loved your masala paal. love all the clicks.

  19. Lolz at Arthy's comment, yes people say this paal is aphrodisiac,but its not as though..Wonderful masala paal.

  20. flavorful and delicious masala paal.

  21. Its so cold here and just by looking at this wonderful drink, am getting warmth.. Yummy !!


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