Sunday, August 10, 2008

Masaledar Chai


4 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


1. In a mortar, crush the cloves, cardamom pods and cinnamon.

2. Transfer the crushed spices to a small saucepan, add the water, ginger and bring to a boil.

3. Remove the pan from the heat, cover and let steep for 5 minutes.

4. Add the milk and sugar to the pan and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the tea.

5. Cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir the chai, strain it into a warmed teapot or directly into teacups.

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