Chris F. Nicholson

Masala Chai

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups Water
  • 4 teaspoons Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Darjeeling Tea Leaves
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon
  • 2 to 3 pieces Green Cardamoms
  • 2 pieces Cloves
  • 1 inch Ginger

Directions

  1. Take 1/2 inch cinnamon, 2 to 3 green cardamoms, 2 cloves and 1 inch ginger in a mortar pestle, crush coarsely and keep aside.
  2. Heat 2 cups of water (250 ml) in a saucepan.
  3. Let the water come to a boil and then add the crushed spices.
  4. Boil the spices along with the water for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add sugar as per taste.
  6. Add 2 teaspoons of Darjeeling tea and boil for a minute.
  7. Add milk and boil for 2-3 more minutes.
  8. Pour the tea through a strainer into the cups.
  9. Serve masala chai hot with some Indian snacks or cookies.

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