Masala Chai

Spiced Milky Tea

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Biting Biting: Snacking Gujarati-Style

By Urvashi Roe

Published 2022

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Making tea is a pastime. It’s a ritual. A ‘time-pass’. While the tea is simmering, you chat, you read, you prepare the Biting you will be having with it – you do something because you’re looking at about half an hour of ‘time-pass’.

My Dad makes masala chai every morning. The proportions of the recipe gets passed down based on the implement used by the individual to measure. My dad uses a mug; my mum a dainty teacup. My cousin Hetal uses a glass about 15cm high. It doesn’t re