Saturday, 8 December 2012

Masala tea

Masala tea is an refreshing tea on windy evenings... Prepared by adding exotic dash of indian spices,(with cardamon and ginger as predominant factor)  it also shares medicinal use as they are known to have better cure for cold.

Ingredients required

To make masala

  • 7-8 green cardamon pods
  • 1/2 tsp dry ginger powder(optional)
  • 1-inch cinnamon piece
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 2-3 peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds/sombu
  • 1/2 tsp star anise

other

  • 1 tsp tea masala (i used regular 3 roses)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tsp finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp sugar


Method

Dry roast all ingredients under masala, and crush them to coarse powder
Alternatively heat half cup milk and half cup water in tea pan
Add finely chopped ginger to tea pan and simmer the flame
Throw in crushed masalas and sugar
Lastly add tea masala also and simmer for two minutes for tea masala to infuse with already added spices and milk
Then strain the liquid and serve hot!!


Enjoy!!!!


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