Masala Chai- (Spiced Tea)
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2
  • 250 ml water
  • 2 tsp tea leaf
  • 1 inch piece of ginger root
  • 125 ml milk
  • 4 tsp granulated sugar
  • 4-5 cloves
  • ½ tsp dry ginger powder
  • ¼th tsp black peppercorn
  • 4 green cardamom
  • ½ inch piece of cinnamon stick
  1. Grate the ginger root with a grater
  2. In a mortar and pestle put all dry spices.Green cardamom, cinnamon, peppercorns, cloves.
  3. Crush these spices into powder Reserve outer shell of cardamom pods.
  4. In a pan, put water and allow it to boil
  5. As water begins to simmer, put tea leaf and outer shell of cardamom pods.Let it simmer for couple of minutes.
  6. As tea begins to boil, add grounded spices.Let it simmer for couple of minute.
  7. Now add dry ginger powder and sugar.Keep stirring and let sugar dissolve.
  8. After 3 minutes of stirring, add milk.
  9. Reduce the flame to medium heat.
  10. As tea begins to boil, reduce the flame to lowest.Now add grated ginger and stir it in.
  11. Cover the pan with a lid and let the tea simmer for 4-5 minutes.
  12. After 5 minutes, turn off the flame. Keep tea covered for a minute before serving
  13. Masala chai is best accompanied with glucose biscuits
Recipe by Kali Mirch - by Smita at