Friday, 8 July 2011

Indian Tea


Masala Chai Recipe -
Serves: 4 
Ingredients:
4 whole cloves
2 cardamom pods
1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
3 cups water
1/4 inch fresh ginger
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups milk
2 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons strong tea
Method:
Add spices, water, ginger and pepper and bring to a boil. Simmer on low for 5 minutes. Add the milk and sugar to the pan and bring to a boil again. Add tea and bring to a boil again. Strain it into a warmed teapot or directly into teacups and serve with Indian savory snacks or cilantro chutney sandwiches.




Spiced Chai Recipe

Serves 2 
Ingredients:
2 1/4 cups water
1 stick cinnamon
4 cardamom pods
4 cloves
1 cup milk
3 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons strong tea
Method:
Add spices, water and bring to a boil. Simmer on low for 5 minutes. Add the milk and sugar to the pan and bring to a boil again. Add tea and bring to a boil again. Strain it into a warmed teapot or directly into teacups and serve with Indian savory snacks or cilantro chutney sandwiches.




Green Cardamom Chai Recipe
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Serves 2 
Ingredients:
2 1/4 cups water
2 cardamom pod, whole, split
1/4 inch fresh ginger
1 1/2 cup milk
4 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoon strong black tea
Method:
Add cardamom, ginger, water and bring to a boil. Simmer on low for 5 minutes. Add the milk and sugar to the pan and bring to a boil again. Add tea and bring to a boil again. Strain it into a warmed teapot or directly into teacups and serve with samosa or
 cilantro chutney sandwiches.




Masala Chai Recipe 2
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Ingredients:
3 tsp loose tea, usually black
1 piece of dry ginger
3 cardamom pods, crushed
3 whole cloves
1 piece of cinnamon stick
Milk and sugar to taste
Method:
Boil 3 cups of water, then add tea and spices. Bring to boil. Let sit for 1 minute. Strain out the spices and serve, with milk and/or sugar.




Common Chai Recipe
  • 4 cups water
  • 1-2 whole cloves
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1-2 cardamom pods (cracked open)
Bring these to a boil; let stand as long as possible.
Then add: 4 tsp. loose Assam Summer Tips for a strong robust flavor. and let steep.
Then add: 2 cups milk to the tea-spice mixture and heat but do not boil. When hot, strain and add: 4 tablespoons of sugar (or a little less) Stir and keep hot.

Variations:
  • The beauty of making chai is you can vary the ingredients according to your taste. Some Chai lovers enjoy the taste of ginger in their chai. Add ginger flavor either by adding fresh ginger pieces or alternatively use our ginger assam tea, an exceptional blend of Assam leaf tea and natural ginger root.
  • Variety is the spice of life. Try incorporating some of these spices in your chai, according to your taste preferences: anise seed, black peppercorns, bay leaves, and nut meg.
  • You may also want to substitute different types of black tea. For subtler chai flavor use a high quality darjeeling or premium nilgiri tea.




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