Sunday, 18 February 2018

Masala Chai / Spiced Indian Milk Tea

However the life goes, whatever the hurdle is, the only thing that just makes me forget everything is this one thing which is very close to my heart, is this hot beverage with subtle flavor of various aromatic spices. I can say no to anything but not to Chai. Anyone can lure me with this drink 😉.
Thank God I get to drink even at my workplace Indian tea, thanks to the thermos being carried by me and my Indian colleague here. We just love tea.



At times we even spoke that if a day comes when we need to leave everything we could make our living with tea. The Indian chai is already famous with one of my European colleague who often pops into our office room to get a mug of Chai if available. And yes, then I thought when she asked for a recipe, why not write one here. That is something very close to me and I realize my blog doesn't have it. Tea powder plays an important role in yielding a good tea. I prefer personally a mixture of 2 tea powders namely PG Tips and Redlabel). So today it is Masala Chai up in this space. Here goes the recipe.

Ingredients:(Makes 1 big cup or 2 small cups)
Dry ginger - ¼ tsp.
Fresh ginger - ½ " piece
Fennel seeds - ¼ tsp.
Cardamom pods - 2-3
Cinnamon -  very small piece

Pestle and mortar to crush the spices

Black Indian tea powder - 2 heaped tsp.


Water- ⅓ cup
Full cream milk - ⅔ cup
Sugar or any sweetener as desired(ideally a tsp. for a cup would give real flavor)

Recipe:
  1. In a pot, add water and crush all the dry spices and add it to the water Add fresh ginger grates.
  2. As it comes to boil add the mixture of tea powder( I add 1 tsp. red label and another tsp. of PG Tips).Let it boil.
  3. Add milk and allow it to boil further. Keep stirring using a spoon.
  4. Followed by that filter it to get your cup full of Indian Masala chai. Add desired amount of sugar or sweetener. Stir and sip!









Notes:
  • Use any strong Indian tea powder because the tea flavor mainly depends on tea powder.
  • Avoid or reduce ginger if you don't like it's flavor. I love them in my tea.
  • Also you could add some cloves or pepper too if desired.
Enjoy the dish! n don't forget Eat and Eat little MORE.. :)