Today is one of those tiring days, where all I want to do is cuddle in the bed, under a blanket. Festivals are always fun but the after effects are pretty tiring, especially if you have been traveling and then get back to work 😦
I am actually a coffee person more than tea, but at home we always have morning tea together and talk about our plans for the day, when I was getting married the first thing that made me miss my family the most was making tea for everyone at home and spending that few minutes of family time from our busy schedules as all of us were working and that’s the only time of the day we usually sit together.
So today I made the regular chai with a twist, this is a simple recipe to make a masala chai. Not very fussy to make and all the ingredients are usually handy at home. And you can play around with the flavors, you can add some cardamon, cinnamon if you wish, I personally love the ginger flavor so I always use lots of ginger. The aroma that fills in the kitchen will instantly make you feel fresh and active.
Milk 2 cups
Water 1 cup
Mint leaves 1 or 2
Pepper 2 tsp
Fennel Seeds(Saunf) 1 tsp
Fresh Ginger slices 2 or 3
Tea powder 1 1/2 tsp
Sugar/ Honey 2 tsp
Coarsely grind pepper and fennel seeds and keep the powder aside. In a small saucepan boil 1 cup of water and add the pepper and fennel powder, mint leaves, tea powder, sugar and ginger. I prefer using Red Labels Natural care, it has a mix of 5 Ayurvedic ingredients like Tulsi, Ashwagandha, Mulethi, Ginger and Cardamom that are proven to improve immunity. You can add any tea powder you have at home also.
Boil this mixture on low flame for few minutes, now add milk accordingly and leave it to simmer for few more minutes. Once you see desired colour, turn off and pour into a cup through a fine mesh sieve.
Enjoy this masala chai with some onion pakodas or any tea cake or biscuits.