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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Masala Chai (Tea made with Spices)



Every morning, everywhere in India, on the street, at the front yard of big mansions. People sitting with a small cup in their hands. A cuppa hot Chai, chit chatting, or simply enjoying this spicy and sweet beverage---a very common drink in India, most Indian will have this tea first thing in the morning, and 2-3 times during the day!


香料奶茶在印度可是天天得要喝的东西,我本来就喜欢茶多于咖啡,这个香料奶茶里的香料还可以御寒,喝起来唇齿留香,很适合冬天喝呢!

今天还做了个印度Rajasthan有名的Mathri 香饼,和奶茶是绝配。老公吃完就乖乖做家务去了。。嘿嘿。


Ingredients:
3 tea bags
4-5 slices of ginger (smash it lightly with the back of knife)
15 Black pepper (crush)
4-5 Cardamom
4-5 Cloves
1 cinnamon stick
Sugar to taste
3 cups of water
1/2 cup of whole milk


材料:
3个红茶包
4-5片姜片(稍微捣捣)
15粒黑胡椒(捣碎)
4-5只豆蔻籽(Cardamom)捣开
4-5颗丁香
1段桂皮
糖适量
3 杯 水
1/2 杯全脂牛奶适量




1. Boil together 3 cups of water with all the spices in a small saucepan, cook for 5 minutes and let the spice water sit for 10 minutes. You could make a big pot of this spice water and use it throughout the day to make tea in smaller batches.

2. Sieve spicy water into a sauce pan, add milk and sugar and bring to boil, add 3 dark/red tea bags and cook for 2-3 more minutes. Discard tea bags and serve hot!

1. 在一口锅里倒入3杯水,把所有香料加入,煮滚后转小火煮5分钟,熄火备用,这个香料水可以做一大锅一整天什么时候要做茶掏出来煮茶就好了。


2. 取一口小锅开始煮茶,把香料水过滤到锅里煮滚后加入牛奶和糖,加3只红茶包煮2-3分钟,取出茶包倒入杯里,开喝!


How about a hot cuppa tea at this snowy day?

来一杯热腾腾的Masala Chai如何?


中文 -- 印度香料奶茶

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