1 cup water
1 cup milk
2-3 teaspns tea
3-4 teaspns sugar
1-2 teaspn tea masala (found usually at grocery stores) - not necessary but adds that spicy kick to the tea
A little grated ginger
Tea leaves if you can get any add an amazing taste!
1) Take the water in a pan, add tea, sugar, tea masala, and the ginger and bring to a boil
2) Add milk to this mixture once the water has boiled for a minute or so
3)Bring to a boil!
4) Serve hot with virtually anything!
Variations: You can make all kinds variations to this drink! Cinnamon, ginger, less water, more milk, cream, whipped cream, icecream, anything! I like a little more milk in mine so I use 1 1/2 cup milk instead of one.
Tips: To make what is called the "kadak" chai, increase the amount of tea and bring the final mixture to a boil several times. For parents and elders with diabetes, add less sugar. For lactose intolerants - no milk!
The English might have given us the plain black liquid tea, but we sure have added our spices and made it a part of our daily lives! Chilled with whipped cream or a hot cup with paranthas, tea is a must make!
Published in the Desserts, Drinks, and Sweets and Snacks categories.
A Note to Remember: Good cooking is more about using the right ratios than using the right quantities. Each hand its own dish! Eat away!