Tuesday, August 6, 2013

GINGER AND CARDAMOM CHAI(TEA)

Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the tea plant.In India,tea is one of the most popular hot beverages.It is consumed daily in almost all homes,offered to guests,consumed in high amounts in domestic and official surroundings and is made with the addition of milk with or without spices.It is also served with biscuits dipped in the tea and eaten before consuming the tea.Indian chai produces a warming,soothing effect,acts as a natural digestive aid and gives one a wonderful sense of well being.It's difficult to resist a second cup.Adding masala,or cardamom or ginger is a great way to make the tea delicious.Here is a traditional version of tea made with ginger and cardamom.So let's start...



INGREDIENTS:-

Water-1 cup
Milk-1 cup
Ginger-1/2" pc(washed and peeled)
Cardamom pod-2(or cardamom powder-1/2 tsp)
Strong black tea-1 tsp
Sugar-2 tsp(to taste)

METHOD:-

1-In a saucepan add 1 cup of water and let it come to a boil.


2-Crush ginger and cardamom pod,add them to the boiling water.



3-When it comes to a rolling boil add indian black tea and sugar.Simmer and add milk.


4-Let it boil for 8-10 minutes or until you reach strongest and good tea color.

 5-Turn of the flame.Filter using a tea strainer and serve hot with cookies or biscuits of your choice!!!


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