It is that time of the year when I can’t wake up without my cup of masala chai. This simple, rustic mix of fresh spices, ginger and tea leaves simply warms me up during the cold winter days and fills me with a sense of joy!
I have had the pleasure of sharing this recipe with some of my participants and friends who have especially asked for it but would like to spread the joy by sharing it with all my followers, participants, friends and well wishers….my little way of saying thank you for supporting me throughout this year. I hope you give this recipe a go…
Here’s wishing you and your family a very merry christmas and a happy new year!
Masala Chai Recipe for two:
- Roughly grind fresh ginger (approx 2 inches) , 2 green cardamom pods and a 1 inch cinnamon stick in a pestle and mortar
- Take 2 cups (approx 200 ml per cup) of water in a pan and add the bits from the pestle mortar along with 1/4 tsp of black pepper powder into the pan
- When the water starts boiling properly, add 3 heaped tsp of red label tea (preferably loose) or any other brand of English Breakfast tea. Mix, switch off hob and cover pan. Let this brew for 5 minutes. Now switch the hob on and add as much milk as you like (I usually prefer my tea milky and generally tend to add full fat milk for texture) and reheat the tea until its nice and hot
- Use a sieve to filter the tea. Enjoy with some sugar/ sweetener (as we tend to have this sweet but that’s based on personal preference)