Daily Recco, February 12: Give your mornings the perfect start with masala chai
You can follow up the morning cup with a few cups later in the day. There really isn’t a bad time for good tea.
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The numbers are down, but the virus is still around and therefore the need to keep the immunity boosted remains. If you are done sipping too much kadha, we suggest switch to masala chai just for a change your palate me craving for. Also, it offers the perfect start to an organic morning.You can, of course, follow up the morning cup with a few cups later in the day. There really isn’t a bad time for good tea.
What you need first is masala. You can buy the packet from the market but nothing beats the home-made masala.
Give your mornings a healthy start. (Photo: PTI)
What you need to make chai masala
Dried ginger (50 gm)
Nutmeg (5 gm)
Cinnamon (15 gm)
Peppercorn (10 gm)
Clove (15 gm)
Green cardamom (15 gm)
How to make it
Dry roast the ingredients in a small pan for 1 minute
Then put the roasted stuff in a blender
Your masala is ready and will be good for consumption up to six months if kept in an airtight container
How to make masala chai now
Boil 1 cup of water in a pan
Add a table spoon of masala when the water starts to boil
Add 2 table spoons tea leaves
Boil for a minute
Add a cup of milk
Bring to boil
Once the milk starts boiling, turn the flame to simmer
Add sugar (optional)
Your tea is ready. Sieve it and have it.