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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Masala Chai

Indians love their tea and every Indian home will have a unique way of preparing Masala Chai.

Chai means tea and Masala is the Hindi word for spice and therefore Masala Chai means spicy tea.

My husband is a hobby chef and this is how he makes Masala Chai and its oh so damn good!

1 whole green cardamom pod
1/2 inch cinnamon stick
1 clove
1 black peppercorn
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1 /2 tsp fresh ginger
1 cup water
1 tsp black tea leaves/tea bag

Putting it together:

Dry roast the cardamom, cinnamon stick, clove, black peppercorn and fennel seeds so that they leave their natural oils.Lightly crush the roasted spices using a mortal and pestle.

In a saucepan add water, transfer the crushed spices, ginger and bring it to a boil. Add your tea leaves/teabag, cover the saucepan and leave it to your desired strength. Now add desired milk and sugar. Stir!

Strain it and pour it into a teacup.

Your Masala Chai is ready!

This recipe is for 1 cup of tea

Note: Use a good black tea.
If you plan to make for more than one person, then adjust the spices accordingly because the spices can be pungent.

1 comment :

  1. Love masala chai! Which Indian doesn't?:) I add one more thing to my cuppa in the morning..a couple of mint leaves. Perfection!


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