In our house evening must have tea, yes it is compulsary..I don’t drink tea daily, but my mother and sister do that. Actually speaking my mum cannot live without tea. What she drink is normal tea flavoured with some ginger or some cardamom and mostly plain. They were great for her..
But if I feel like having a cup of chai , it should be this masala chai..Yes I love it a lot..There is something in that spicy aroma and taste coming from all the spices and ginger which makes me so refreshing.. And the cool thing is, this is great for digestion, since all the spices added in this is so good for you..Have this tea with some tea biscuit, in my case it should be marie biscuits..I dip the biscuits in the tea and have it sip by sip and it will be like heaven.
You can make this powder in bulk and store them in air tight container for up to a month. I would suggest you not to make too much of this powder, because it tends to loose its fresh flavour when stored for a long time.. So if you are making tea tomorrow I hope you will try this and let me know what you think..
Milk – 3 cups
Tea powder – 2 tblspn (We always use Brooke Bond 3 Roses)
Sugar – to taste
For Masala Powder:
Cardamom / Yelakai – 5 Pods
Cinnamon / Pattai - 2 short stick
Cloves / Krambu – 6 pieces
Ginger – 2 tblspn minced
Pepper – 1 tsp
In a dry pan add all the masala powder ingrediants and start roasting. Roast till you get nice aroma from it. Now trasfer this to a bowl and let it cool down completely. Add this to a blender or in a mortar or pestle and grind it to a fine powder. Tranfer it to a air tight container and store for more than a month.
Now to make masala tea. Heat milk in a sauce pan. When it comes to a boil, add your tea powder and simmer it.
Now add in ginger, sugar, and a tablespoon of your masala tea powder and simmer for 5 mins untill all flavours infuse together.
Strain this mixture in a tea strainer and press it with a spoon to get all flavours from it.
Pour this chai into individual glasses and serve with any cookies.
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|Take all your ingrediants|
|Use ur favorite tea powder...In our house we use three roses brand|
|These are the spices which you need for the masala powder|
|Add them to a dry pan and start roasting them|
|Roast till they smells great and changes a little colour|
|Then you can powder them in a blender...I used my mortar and pestle|
|Crush them till they reach into a powder|
|You can store them in a air tight container|
|Now start making the tea|
|Bring milk to a boil|
|add tea powder into this|
|let it simmer for a while|
|Now grate some ginger and add it in|
|add some sugar|
|now add in the ground masala|
|and mix well|
|let it steap for a while|
|masala tea done|
|Use a spoon to press it..This will take all the flavours from the tea|
|Now you are left with a flavourless tea mixture..Throw this away...|
|Have it piping hot with some tea biscuits|