Masala spice Chai
SPICY INDIAN TEA
3 - 4 Tea Spoons/4 Teabags of good tea
A chunk of dry ginger (or fresh ginger if dry isn't
3 - 4 cardmom pods, crushed (See Note below)
Small piece of cinnamon
A Tsp of SOANP
(I don't know the name. Can be found at Indian grocers.
Also indian restaurants keep this for your pleasure after
dinner. Looks like cummin seeds)
1 or 2 whole black peppers (optional)
Sugar to taste
Milk (atleast Vitamin D, low fat won't do)
Bring 2 cups of water to boil (microwave or
otherwise). Add all the ingredients and boil again for
about 15 seconds. Let stand for a minute.
Warm milk in a pot.
Filter tea into cups.
Add milk and sugar. That's IT.
If you don't like to spend much time, mix all the spices
and coarsley grind them. Boil water and add tea and a tsp of
this ground spices. Rest is as above.
Note: Since cardmom is expensive, I peel them and add the
skin to my stock of tea leaves. This gives a distinct aroma.
Of course you boil the skin with water.