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Masala Chai.

Masala Chai

You can have Masala Chai using 9 ingredients and 15 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Masala Chai

  1. Prepare 350 ml of approx. whole milk (doodh).
  2. It’s 350 ml of water (pani).
  3. It’s 22 of black peppercorns (kali mirch).
  4. It’s 8 cloves of (laung).
  5. It’s 2 inch of flat cinnamon (dalchini).
  6. Prepare 5 g of dried ginger piece whole (saabut saunth) (about size of thumb) Note: you could try using pre-ground ginger powder but the taste won't be the same. Don't use fresh ginger as it can curdle the milk.
  7. You need 3-4 of green cardamom pods (hari elaichi).
  8. You need 3 teaspoons of tea powder (chai pattee) (red label brand or other indian brand).
  9. You need 3-5 teaspoons of white sugar (chini) or to taste.

Masala Chai step by step

  1. Pour some milk into a medium saucepan.
  2. Pour some water into a saucepan until it looks like the right consistency.
  3. Turn heat on high, keep a close watch and lift the pan off the burner if it starts to foam.
  4. Pound (or grind with spice grinder) black pepper into a powder and add into the saucepan.
  5. Pound cinnamon into a powder and add it.
  6. Pound cloves into a powder and add it.
  7. Pound the dried ginger and add it.
  8. Remember to stir and lift the pan as needed.
  9. Add the tea powder.
  10. Add the sugar.
  11. Boil on high. Note: if the tea is not a brown color you can keep it boiling and lift it off the heat if it foams until you get the desired color..
  12. Pound the green cardamom into a powder and add it. Note: adding the cardamom at end gives the tea an aromatic scent and vibrant taste..
  13. Remove from the heat and strain the mixture into a pitcher.
  14. Pour from a height between two pitchers to cool and foam the tea. Note: cooling the tea prevents the milk from burning and you can drink it sooner..
  15. Serve in a cup.