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January 2, 2013


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masala chai cup
Let me start this new year briskly with a masala tea post Winking smile. Have you ever tried a masala chai adding jaggery instead of sugar ? This is the first time i am trying this way. I got this recipe from a cookbook. I simply loved its taste & aroma with all the spices in it. If you want , you can always replace the jaggery with sugar or honey as per your choice. Some people prefer less milk in tea. Some may like with half & half milk and water. I used more water & less milk. Adjust the quantity of milk & water as per your liking.Do try this tea , you’ll love it for sure.Lets see Indian style masala chai with jaggery with step by step pictures.

1 cup - 240ml
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Boiled milk – 1/2 cup (adjust)
  • Tea powder – 1 tsp (I used 3 roses brand)
  • Fennel seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Cinnamon – 1 inch piece
  • Cloves – 2 nos
  • Cardamom – 2 nos ( Open it & add seeds)
  • Ginger – 1/2 tbsp OR 1/2 inch (crush it slightly)
  • Jaggery – 1 tbsp OR Sugar - 2 tsp (adjust)
  • Pepper corns -  2 nos (crushed)
  • Boil water in a pan and when it starts boiling , add all the spices by crushing it slightly. Allow it to roll boil. After 3-4 mins, add the jaggery. When the jaggery is completely melted , add tea powder. As soon as you add the tea powder, water will rise. Simmer the flame & bring it to boil.
masala tea tile 1
  • Lower the flame completely. Then add milk and boil in very low flame till you get a nice color..Strain and enjoy with your favourite snacks !
tea tile 2

  • For masala chai powder : Grind 1 inch cinnamon , 3 cloves , 3-4 cardamom , A pinch of nutmeg ,10 pepper corns , 1/2 tsp of dry ginger powder & 1/4 tsp of fennel seeds(if u like) to a fine powder , sieve & store in an air tight box..Use whenever required.

masala tea glass

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Lifewithspices said...

i always buy instant masala powder.. but his one shd be heavenly..wld try it..

Chitra said...

Thanks kalpana, try n let me know :)

great-secret-of-life said...

I love to have a cup and my favourite book

Unknown said...

perfect for afternoon or on a rainy day!!!! love it!!!
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quirkygirl said...

Loved the presentation in the glass! Never tried tea with jaggery, though ginger in tea is a staple!

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

My day starts with the masala chai ....Totally love it !!!
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divya said...

omg...sooooooooooooper tempting..

Vikis Kitchen said...

Love this tea very much. Nice clicks. Happy New year Chitra.

Suja Manoj said...

Perfect and refreshing.

Priya Suresh said...

Will definitely sooth my sore throat, love this masala tea.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

i love masala chai too...
Happy nEw Year!

Swathi said...

Adding fennel seeds in tea is new to me. Looks delicious.

lubnakarim06 said...

Perfect for the the pics...

Uma said...

looks so good and aromatic.

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Raks said...

Looks tempting. Tea glass is so cute :)

Meenu said...

i tried this masala tea. nowdays in eve i am having this tea for snowy winter.

Chitra said...

Thanks for trying dear:)