Monday, August 25, 2008

Masala Chai

I love that evening cup of tea with biscuits - preferably marie. Back at home, tea is at 5 pm. I remember many an evening when my mom, sisters and I would get together for our evening cuppa. Though now I am not at home, I still brew myself a cup'a tea every evening.

This evening, while I brewed my tea, a friend asked for some too. This recipe is for him. Each person has their preferred masala chai. I like mine a little sweet & a little peppery. Here's my recipe for you.

Time - 10 mins
Serves - 2-3

Water - 1.5 cups
Milk - 1/2 cup
Tea - 2 tsps
Black Pepper - crushed - 4-5
Saunf - 1 tsp
Sugar - to taste

Heat the water, saunf & black pepper in a saucepan to a boil. Cover and simmer for 2 mins.
Add tea leaves and simmer for 2-3 mins longer.
Add milk and sugar. Stir and simmer for another minute.
Strain into a mug and enjoy!!

This is my regular cup'a tea. Fresh ginger and green cardamom can be used instead of the black pepper and saunf. To make it more interesting - add 1-2 cloves and a small piece of cinnamon to the pepper & saunf.


Arun said...

Hey...Geetha..that was a real quick post!..thanx..I'll try to prepare it tomorrow evening

Geetha said...

welcome arun... let me know how u liked it!