Tuesday 29 November 2011

Masala Chai (Spicy Milk Tea)

masala chai

Masala chai is an aromatic spiced tea of Indian origin. It is also sometimes called as hot tea latte. Recipe of masala chai differs from 1 family to another. Masala chai is very delicious and you can make and store chai masala powder to last you a month.
Recipe of masala chai
Makes 4 cups of masala chai
3 cups of water
2-3 tsp loose tea leaves
1 cup milk
1 tsp chai masala
Sugar to taste
1. Boil 3 cups of water in a pan. Add tea leaves, chai masala and sugar. Boil for a couple of minutes.
2. Add milk and bring the chai to boil again.
3. Strain and have it piping hot.

Recipe of chai masala powder
4-5 green cardamom (hari elaichi)
13-14 black peppercorns (sabut kali mirch)
1 inch cinnamon (dalchini)
1/4 tsp crushed nutmeg (jaifal)
1. Combine the above ingredients and grind to a fine powder in an electric blender.
2. Store the chai masala powder in an airtight bottle.

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