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Monday, 12 April 2010

Tea masala and Indian masala chai (tea)



Masala chai (Tea)-Milky brewed tea, flavoured with an array of fragrant and aromatic Indian spices such as powdered ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and black pepper.

Tea masala:

Ingredients:

50 grams ground cinnamon
50 grams ground black pepper
85 grams ground dried ginger (soonth)
85 grams ground cardamom (elaichi)


Method:

1.In a bowl add all the spices and mix throughly.
2.Transfer into an air tight jar with lid and use as required.

Masala chai (two servings)

Ingredients:
1.5 cups water
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons loose tea leaves
2 teaspoons sugar (optional)
1 teaspoon tea masala

Method:

1. In a saucepan mix the water and milk and heat.
2. Add the sugar,tea leaves and tea masala.
3. Bring the chai to boil ,reduce heat and simmer to allow the flavours to infuse.
4. Strain into two serving cups.



Enjoy with a nice cookie



Submitting to :

Priya's tasty n easy recipes -Cook with cardamom event

41 comments:

  1. Using pepper in the Tea Masala is new. I don't generally add that in tea masala. Cookie Stack looks great!

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  2. Nayna, surely looks great. I am not a tea drinker, but I am sure it's aroma will be wonderful.

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  3. nice post! never tried making tea masala! thanks for sharing!
    cute cookies:)

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  4. Nayana,

    Tea masala looks really awesome.

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  5. nice post! never tried making tea masala! thanks for sharing!

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  6. oh those came out looking perfect!

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  7. masala chai looks marvelous to a tea-drinker like me...cookies look soooo cute!

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  8. Would love to have one cup of masala chai now. Really nice post. Adding pepper is a new information for me. Thanks for the recipe.

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  9. Wow!! Never tried making this at home, thanks!!

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  10. I enjoy drinking tea and have some friends who really like chai. Thanks for the recipe :)

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  11. masalas tea!!!my hubby's favourite...will surely try.....

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  12. I too have posted chai recipe. Superb tea, refreshing one.

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  13. Thanks for sharing, now I know how to make masala tea!

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  14. never tried masala tea...sounds interesting!

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  15. nice tea dear..thanks for sharing...mom used to make in a similar way...yummy cookies

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  16. Wow.. looks awesome both tea and cookie

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  17. Wow.. looks awesome both tea and cookie

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  18. Using pepper in masala tea sounds truly interesting..thanks for sharing and sending this beautiful powder...love it..

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  19. Hmmm.... Masalewaali Kadak Chai.... That reminds me of " Ek garam chai ki pyaali ho.... aur usko pilaane waali ho" LOL!!!! But I am thrilled with the ingredients in your masala.... & wondering how kadak must be the taste......!!!! Looks good & persuading me to try it too.... :-)

    Ash...
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  20. wonder ful recipe and this is the one i was searching for.and no doubt perfect for the event.nice clicks

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  21. simpplyyy superb chaiiii...masala chai is best for evening with snack..

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  22. Nayna,
    I never thought of making masala chai at home. Thanks to u for sharing this wonderful recipe with us.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  23. Hey Nayna
    avu chu aje cha piva!!actually I'm having it right now.. lovely tea masala recipe..it's nice to make at home..fresh..
    Love the song by Ash..let's hear mine too.."Shayad meri shadi ka khayal dil main aaya hai, isi liye mummy ne meri tumhe chhay pe bulaya hai"..lol..

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  24. I Would love to have that cup of masala chai . Adding pepper is some thing very new to me.Thanks for this wonderful post...

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  25. wow this looks so comfortin

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  26. perfect cup of tea.. loved the idea of making masala and storing it..

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  27. I am a big time addict to tea. Never thought of making masala for the tea. Now I've got the recipe. Thanks for sharing dear.

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  28. Wow love to have a sip of that masala tea, thanks for the recipe dear....

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  29. Wow. Love this post..One cup of Masal chai for me please!!!! Love ur recipe for the tea masala amd the clicks are awesome as well.That cup of Masala tea is tempting me so much !!! and the cookies are so adorable.

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  30. Love masala chai..but my hubby doesn't :( thanks for the recipe

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  31. Home made masala with cuppa chai and cookies..what could be more comforting than this?

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  32. Home made masala with cuppa chai and cookies..what could be more comforting than this?

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  33. Great pictures and recipe! I dont usually drink tea but my hubby would love this :)

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  34. I could have some of the yummy masala chai now Nayna...Thanx for offering!!!
    Smitha

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  35. I too love home made fresh masala..
    It gives such nice aroma and taste..
    Your tea cup is inviting me...:D

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  36. I love masala tea too and couldn't pass an evening without tea, it has become a habit!!! love your tea masala, I usually do it without the pepper.
    and the almond biscuits would definitely make a nice pair with this tea!!! bonne journée ma chère !!

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  37. Great pictures and tea masala dear...I too love masala tea...its like sort of comfort drink for me :)

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  38. I love, love, love chai tea. Never thought of making my own. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Will definitely try this.

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  39. I knew that people add cloves for kick, but pepper is very new to me. Ok so I coming over for a Chai :)

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  40. I read your post and I really appreciate your experience. I will get good knowledge from there as well. Keep posting…
    Tea Masala | Spices & herbs

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