2 dates, chopped or 1 teaspoon sugar per personI like Medjool or Delget Noor dates
Garnish: sliced nutssaffron strands
To Make Masala Milk Powder:
Add the nuts and poppy seeds to a pan over low heat. Toast for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn off the heat let them cool completely.
Once cool, add the nuts and poppy seeds along with saffron, cardamom, turmeric to a spice grinder. Grind into a powder. I suggest grinding in two batches. You want to make sure this is a powder - do not over-grind or it could turn into nut butter.
Pour the nut powder into a container and store in an air-tight container in the fridge.
Use 2 tablespoons of milk masala for every 8 ounces of milk.
To Make Masala Doodh:
Add the whole milk and chopped dates (or sugar) to a pot and bring it to a low boil.
Add the masala doodh powder and let it simmer for 1-2 minutes.
Turn off the heat and pour the doodh and dates into a glass and enjoy. Once you’re done drinking, use a spoon to eat the soft caramely dates at the bottom of your cup!
You can take the dates out or leave them in. If you prefer sugar, skip the dates and add 1 teaspoon of sugar instead.