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Masala Chai


  • · Assam tea leaves
  • · Alternative for the above is English Breakfast Tea
  • · Masala chai powder (finely ground cardamom, cloves, peppercorn and cinnamon)
  • · Ginger root
  • · 200 ml hot water (just boiled)
  • · 100 ml milk
  • · Sugar


Chop a portion of a ginger root and crush it using a mortar and pestle
Add crushed ginger into a large vessel (capacity 500ml to 1L) Add whole cardamom pods, cloves and peppercorn (2-4) and a small cinnamon stick to the vessel
Pour 200ml of hot water into the vessel
Add 2 teaspoons of Assam tea leaves into the vessel
Add 100ml of milk
Boil the contents of the vessel for 2-3 minutes
Chop a slice of ginger root and put into the teapot (to ensure extra gingery flavour)
Add a teaspoon of masala chai powder into the pot
Add a teaspoon of Assam tea leaves into the teapot
Alternative is to put same quantity of Breakfast Tea leaves if you don’t have Assam tea
Pour the contents of the vessel it into the teapot
Let it brew for another 1 minute for the ginger and Assam tea leaves to fully infuse into the chai
Serve hot Add sugar to taste

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