Sunday, April 10, 2011

chai toast

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the one who'll decide where you'll go. Oh the places you'll go.” - Dr Seuss

Early spring early morning. It was perfect time for the brain and feet to take me places. 

...To the Kitchen... For a cup of Masala Chai and Toast

I like my Masala Chai extra spicy, so tame the spices down to your preference 

The Masala
A pod of green cardamom
An inch or two of ginger
4-8 black pepper corns
Small cinnamon stick
1-2 cloves
Dried lemon grass 2 stalks (Ok I am assuming you know that I mean the small stalks)
Coarsely crush/ grind the above

The Chai
Add the Masala to 2/3 cup of water
Bring to boil
When the water just about begins to bubble, add a generous tablespoon of tea leaf (Lipton Yellow Label should do)
When the water boils …turn it off. Let the tea brew a while in the heat.

While the tea was brewing, I toasted some whole wheat bread till it was nice and crispy.

The Cup and Saucer
After 3 minutes, strain and pour to a cup.
Add a dash of hot creamy milk. Add sugar.

The toast went on the saucer. A generous dribble of honey, a tiny dollop of cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon powder and few raisins.

The Sip. Hot n spicy
The Bite. Crispy n Sweet

Oh the places you will go... 

1 comment:

  1. Yummy tea!! all the masala ingredients mixed with anything can also make a good curry...thats Indian food for u :)...n lovin the Doctors quote!! n how u cnnctd it to the recipe is awesome..!! keep them coming!!

    sheeba

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