Sunday, March 18, 2012

Mixed Spice Infused Indian Black Tea (Masala Chai)

Indian Beverages Special

Mixed Spice Infused Indian Black Tea (Masala Chai)
Serves 2

Fresh Masala Chai Mix:
Cinnamon- 1 Inch Stick
Green Cardamoms- 4
Black Peppercorns- about 16
Nutmeg- 1/2 Tsp., Grated
Dry Roast all these for just about couple of Minutes

Grind in a Mortar Pestle

Can Sift this if needed as a Fine Powder (also to avoid any Coarse particles) in a Coffee Grinder/Stainless Steel Mixer Jar

Store in any Airtight Container for later use

For Tea:
Water- 3 Cups
Milk- 1 Cup
Tea Leaves- 4 to 5 Tsp.
Chai Masala- 1 Tsp.
Sugar- 4 Tsp.

In a Tea Pot, Boil Water
Add the Tea Leaves, Chai Masala & Let it Boil Once
Add Milk & Sugar (add now if the Sugar is Thick Crystals) & Boil the Tea for another Minute or so
Strain & Serve Hot with Parle G, Naan Khatai or any Indian Biscuit :)!!!

Traditionally a Chai Masala has Black Pepper, Brown Cardamom, Cinnamon Stick, Clove, Ginger, Green Cardamom, Mace, Nutmeg which can be prepared with all Organic ingredients

Can also try the Brands available in India:
Organic India Tulsi Tea, Tulsi Chai Masala
ChaiXpress Special Indian Masala Organic Chai Tea

Feel free to share your views & do let us know how this one turned out :)

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