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Monday, February 3, 2014

Homemade chai recipe

Dear friends...  I had not planned a post today.. however, people keep asking me for my chai recipe... and as this blog can actually be reached by anyone, it seems easier to put it here and refer to it than answer on every social media...
SO here's a picture...
And here's the recipe....
To make chai powder: (it will make enough that you can store in a glass jar in a cool dry place and use for upcoming weeks or months...)
1 tbsp. whole black peppercorn
9 3 inch cinnamon sticks broken into pieces
1 tbsp. whole cloves
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
2 tbsp. whole green cardamom pods
3 black cardamom pods
2 tbsp. ground ginger
1 tsp turmeric
Put all spices in coffee grinder and grind...  you can sift afterwards to get a fine powder...  and it can really be kept for up to 6 months, so do not worry about the quantity you made!
Now, to make chai:
1 tsp of spice mix
2 cups water
2 cups of your favorite nut milk - I use vanilla almond
2 tea bags
if you want it sweeter, you can add raw sugar or agave nectar to your liking...
Boil for a few minutes...
Pass thru a colander
And enjoy!!!

Now this is a traditional Indian chai recipe...  that has been of course veganized by the choice of milk... and black cardamom and turmeric were added to increase the health benefit of it...  they can actually ward off cough and colds!

Remember, that if you add a little sugar, even kids will like it!

I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do.... ever since I tried it, I cannot have chai anywhere else... they are always too sweet or not tasty enough!


love&peace,love&peace,
nath
xox

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3 comments:

  1. Hello Nath,
    I'm glad I passed thru your blog but there's no one to follow it like a Google readers you can add or bloglovin... with email it's a mess following blogs :) think about it! Much love Marta

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    1. Hi Marta! Thanks for the lovely feedback...i just want to make sure I inderstand it... I am on google + .... And post all of them there too... Is that what you mean? Or something else? What is bloglovin?
      Thanks for your help! Really appreciate it!

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