Saturday, January 28, 2017

Gulf Special Karak / Kadak / Masala Tea

This is a popular version of Masala Chai in the Middle East which induses the flavour of cardamom (elachi) in thick evaporated milk

Ingredients
Part 1 - Masala / Spices
  • Cloves - 2 nos
  • Cinnamon Stick - small piece
  • Ginger - small piece
  • Cardamom / Elachi - 2nos
Part 2 - For Chai
  • Water - 1 to 1 1/2 cups
  • Tea Powder - 2 teaspoons
  • Cardamom Flavored / Plain Evaporated Milk - 1 small can
  • Sugar - 2 teaspoons (optional)
Method
Step 1
  • Crush the masala items / spices using a mortar and pestle
  • Add it to boiling water and mix well

Step 2 - Karak Chai / Masala Tea
  • Put tea powder and boil well
  • Pour evaporated milk (plain or elachi flavoured)
  • Add sugar now (optional)
  • Allow it to boil for 5 minutes or so
  • Simmer the flame and leave it for 2 to 3 minutes
  • Switch off the stove and leave it closed for few minutes
  • The masala  flavours will get infused in the tea
  • Filter the tea
  • Pour it in individual cups and drink hot