Chai (Masala Tea)Chai is black tea brewed with spices and milk. A cup of chai gives a wonderful sense of warmth and has a soothing effect. The mere aroma of chai makes you to want one; it is hard to resist. There are endless recipes, and every household has its favorite spice mix.Prep Time 2 minutesCook Time 10 minutesTotal Time 12 minutesServings 2 people
Makes spice mix for 24 cups
- 24 green cardamoms (hari ilachi)
- 18 black pepper (kali mirch)
- 1 tsp anis seeds
- 1/2 tsp ginger powder
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
Tea for 2 Cups of Chai
- 1-1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tsp tea leaves (I prefer Brooke Bond Red Label or Lipton Yellow Label)
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp chai spice mix
Mix all the spices and grind to a powder. I prefer to use a coffee grinder, the one I keep just for spices. Store the chai spice mix in airtight container.
Boil the water and milk with 1/4 teaspoon spice mix. When the water boils, reduce the heat to low and add the tea leaves and sugar. Cover the pan and let it simmer two to three minutes.
Strain the mixture and serve hot. Adjust the sugar to your taste.
I use 10 oz tea cups or mugs.
Use 1/8 teaspoon of spice mix for 1 cup of tea.
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