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 Top 10 Indian Hot Drinks for Winter

  Last Updated : Dec 27,2018

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Top 10 Indian Hot Drinks for Winter

Warm your insides in the cold season with a selection of Indian Hot Drinks for Winter.

Just as summer brings with it a host of cool drinks, winter is the time to indulge in warm beverages that help dispel the chills. People in different regions across India have their own special winter drinks, recipes for which have been handed down over the generations.

Ingredients like cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and peppercorns help generate heat in the body and are added generously to hot drinks in this winter season. These concoctions not only help to warm the body, they also help combat winter conditions like cold, coughs and stuffy noses. The most famous is the Masala Chai and Black Tea drunk all over the country.

If fruit juice makes you think of a long cool summer drink, think again. Fresh fruits like apple or pomegranate boiled with a few cloves and sticks of cinnamon make wonderful winter potions. Check your supermarket shelves for hot Turkish fruit teas like apple, pomegranate, and kiwi, or make your own versions with a little imagination.

Look at other states for inspiration if you would like to experiment. Kashmir is famous for its Kashmiri Kahwa, a delectable blend of green tea with saffron, almonds, and cardamoms. In Gujarat hot Kesari Masala Doodh and steaming hot Masala Chai are the choices for the season. Rajasthan favours a bajra-buttermilk mix called Bajra Raab.

If your down with a cold, try the honey ginger tea. Want to go caffeine free, then our top choice is the tulsi based Herbal Caffeine free Tea. On a really chilly day, a hot mushroom tea will soothe your throad. 

Whether you drink these beverages for their medicinal benefits or just to enjoy their warmth-giving properties, these recipes from across the country will help you face this winter with considerable more comfort! The other Indian Hot Drink recipe is for lemon grass lovers, Lemon grass mint tea.

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 by Tarla Dalal
kashmiri kahwa | kashmiri tea | traditional kashmiri kahwa drink | with 13 amazing images. Kashmiri Kahwa, a classic drink from the Himalayan valley, is a soul-warming drink that resonates with the power of Indian spices. Here, green tea is infused with a range of spices including cinnamon and cardamom, and served with a touch of saffron and a garnish of chopped almonds. Indeed, this is one exciting cuppa that you will love to smell, sip and bite too! You will find that the Kashmiri Kahwa will instantly perk you up with its amazing aroma and flavour. Have the Kashmiri Kahwa drink on a cold winter day to keep you warm. Aside from Kashmiri Kahwa (Kashmiri Tea) you can also try other unique drinks like the Orange Green Tea and Phudina Green Tea. Enjoy how to make Kashmiri Kahwa recipe with detailed step by step photos below.
 by Tarla Dalal
honey lemon water | lemon honey water | madh ka paani | indian honey lemon water | with amazing images. Honey Lemon Water is a soothing herbal concoction that has amazing effects when had in the morning. Millions of people across the world start the day with it, and enjoy its health benefits. It is also excellent to soothe the throat. For those on weight loss, you can skip adding the honey in the honey lemon water recipe. Honey is used to give instant energy in the morning. While making Honey Lemon Water, you must note that the water must only be warm and not hot. Also, this should not be strongly flavoured like lemon juice or lemon tea. It is just 2 tsp of lemon juice for 2 cups of water. Aside from honey lemon water, try our other herbal drinks like the Herbal Caffeine- Free Tea or the Phudina Green Tea. See detailed step by step photos and video of Honey Lemon Water recipe below.
 by Tarla Dalal
masala chai recipe | masala tea | Mumbai roadside Masala Tea | Indian spiced tea | with 10 amazing images. Masala Chai is a very famous hot beverage originated from India. Rainy or winter days, it is a go to beverage. For most Indians, the day starts with a cup of masala chai. Chai or tea is a popular beverage made using a handful of aromatic ingredients. The quantity of all the ingredients varies from person to person. Every household has their own style of making it. As the name suggests, masala chai literally translate to spiced tea. The flavour of the tea is very powerful, it is basically made by brewing black tea with masala. We have made masala tea by taking water in a deep pan, added tea powder, the colour and flavour of the masala chai will largely depend upon the strength of tea powder so, always make use of good quality tea powder or tea leaves then add sugar. Further we have added lemongrass which gives a refreshing flavor to the tea. Also, we have added grated ginger which plays an important role in giving tea a refreshing hint. Further chai masala is added which is made with Indian spices. You can readily find it in the market or use our chai masala recipe and boil it all together so that all the flavours are extracted. It will aromatic and the flavour will be properly infused. Lastly, milk is added. You can add milk according to your preference depending on how you like yourmasala tea. If you start walking around the streets of India, you will see a chaiwala around every corner selling tea with biscuits or cream rolls. Be it day or night. Late nights, the chai wala’s are seen selling tea on their cycles making Mumbai roadside Masala Tea very popular . Tea is one of the very famous beverage and people usually start their day with tea and some breakfast. Masala tea can soothe you when you are unwell, rejuvenate you when you are tired, and revive your spirits when you are bored. Start your day with Masala tea and serve it with biscuits or any of your favourite snack. Enjoy masala chai recipe | masala tea | Mumbai roadside Masala Tea | Indian spiced tea | with detailed step by step photos and video below.
 by Tarla Dalal
Honey Ginger Tea for Cold and Cough | Ginger Honey Drink for Cough | Lemon Honey Ginger Drink for Cold | Ginger Honey Tea for Cold | Home Remedy for Cold and Cough | Ginger Tea for Cold | with 11 amazing images. This soothing and aromatic Honey Ginger Tea for Cold and Cough is a good home remedy for a cold and cough. Ginger, steeped in hot boiling water and mixed with lemon juice and honey, is also a great stress relieving drink. In Ginger Honey Drink for Cough, ginger acts as an anti-inflammatory agent to the body. The lemon juice adds a touch of vitamin C, apart from adding flavour, which strengthens your immune system to fight bacteria and virus causing cold and cough. Honey in Lemon Honey Ginger Drink for Cold, acts as a cough suppressant as well aids in relieving sore throat. Its sweet taste also makes this tea quite pleasing. This Honey Ginger Tea for Cold and Cough is an ideal Tea to have in the morning when you get up with a sore throat. Enjoy Honey Ginger Tea for Cold and Cough | Ginger Honey Drink for Cough | Lemon Honey Ginger Drink for Cold | Ginger Honey Tea for Cold | Home Remedy for Cold and Cough | Ginger Tea for Cold with detailed step by step photos.
 by Tarla Dalal
Being completely caffeine free, this Tulsi-based herbal tea is a guilt-free cuppa that you can have any time you are feeling down. Tulsi, also known as Indian basil or holy basil, has many medicinal properties. It is a great stress reliever and an effective remedy for cold and cough too. Also note that iron-rich jaggery is used instead of white sugar. You may also add honey to your Herbal Caffeine-free Tea if you like it that way.
Whether you call it a nutritious clear soup, or a refreshing cuppa of tea, this Hot Mushroom Tea is a perfect choice to soothe and rejuvenate yourself for the endless challenges you need to meet every day. Flavoured mildly with pepper, this soup can be prepared quite quickly if you have cleaned and chopped mushrooms on hand. Just remember to cook the mushrooms well in butter till the raw smell vanishes and it turns a tempting brown in colour.
 by Tarla Dalal
Summer, winter or monsoon, this is one tea that is sure to pep you up even on the most trying days! The whiffs of lemongrass and mint that escape the kettle promise your taste buds an exciting time ahead, and you will surely not be let down by this spicy, milky tea, which is full of intense flavours and aromas. Make sure you have this refreshing Lemon Grass and Mint Tea fresh and hot, as reheating it will lead to a loss of flavour and sometimes even a little bitterness. The herby accents are best enjoyed fresh! Take a tea-break and also try other tea recipes like Ginger Cinnamon Tea or Tulsi Tea
 by Tarla Dalal
tulsi tea | Indian basil tea | tulsi tea for sore throat | tulsi tea for weight loss | with 12 amazing images. tulsi tea is made from 2 ingredients, tulsi leaves ( considered a holy herb in India) + lemon juice. Tulsi leaves are cooked in water for 10 minutes. Strain the water and add lemon juices and your tulsi tea for weight loss is ready. Comforting and refreshing at the same time, this Indian basil tea, with its unmistakable herbal accents is a wonderful cure for sore throat. While the anti-viral and soothing properties of tulsi are well-known, what makes this remedy all the more effective is the addition of lemon juice to tulsi tea for sore throat. All together tulsi tea helps to expel the mucus, soothe the throat and improve your immunity with its anti-oxidant powers. Of course, the blend of herbal and lemony flavours in Tulsi Tea is a hit with the palate! You can also try other recipes with tulsi leaves like Organic Pineapple Tulsi Drink and Fresh Herbal Tea. Enjoy how to make tulsi tea | Indian basil tea | tulsi tea for sore throat | tulsi tea for weight loss | with detailed step by step photos below.
 by Tarla Dalal
A cup of Lemon Tea is just what you need to shoo away the gloom! With a refreshingly tangy taste tinged by the exotic sweetness of honey, this tea is sure to rejuvenate your senses and make you feel fresh as a daisy. Enjoy it in the company of friends, and watch the effect double. You can also try other recipes like the Tulsi Tea and Fresh Herbal Tea .
 by Tarla Dalal
Jaggery Tea is a soul-warming drink that is ideal to have during the monsoon. It is made by boiling palm jaggery with hand-ground spices like pepper and coriander seeds. Traces of cumin and a strong flavour of dried ginger add to the refreshing flavour of this drink, making it the perfect cuppa to sip on, when you are tired or down with cold .
 by Tarla Dalal
black tea recipe | how to make black tea | Indian black tea | homemade black tea | quick, easy black tea | with 10 amazing images. To make black tea , boil 2 cups of water in a saucepan on a medium flame for 3 minutes. Switch off the flame, add the tea leaves, cover it with a lid and keep aside to 3 minutes. Strain immediately using a strainer and discard the tea leaves. Your homemade black tea is ready. This is a quick, easy black tea recipe. Black Tea is one of the simplest and most refreshing drinks, forged with the cultures of most world communities. When you visit some places, ‘tea trails’ are part of the heritage and cultural tours. You will realize in such occasions that every tea has a character of its own. Having your tea black helps you experience the characteristics of different types of tea – its colour, strength, flavour, etc. Black tea has a revitalizing, lingering taste. It boosts your energy level because of the caffeine. I would like to share some important tips to make the perfect homemade black tea. 1. Add the tea leaves. Always add the tea leaves only after you have turned the flame off. This will prevent the Black Tea from getting over-brewed and bitter. 2. Cover with a lid. The lid will seal the saucepan and will not let the aroma of the tea leaves escape. Let the Black Tea leaves steep for about 2 ½ to 3 minutes. 3. Adding sugar should be avoided as it lessens the effect of the Black Tea. We have shown you also how to make black tea with lemon. Add about ¼ tsp of lemon juice to each cup. You will observe that the color of your black tea becomes lighter and more appealing. Also, adding a few drops lemon to your tea will make it healthier as lemon juice is a digestive and detoxifying agent. Serve Black Tea with Jar Snacks like Baked Puris, Cheese Chilli Frisbees, Herbed Sticks and Shakarpara. Enjoy black tea recipe | how to make black tea | Indian black tea | homemade black tea | quick, easy black tea | with detailed step by step photos below.
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