Warm Drinks

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    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi laxmi,

    With out that also you can prepare and enjoy 'Masala Pal':-D
     
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    Indian Masala Tea

    Ingredients

    pepper corns
    cardamom (ilaichi)
    sugar (cheeni)
    water


    Method

    Take 1 cup water put to heat.

    Add 1 1/2 tsp. sugar, 1/4 tsp. chai masala (refer below)

    2 pinches cardamom powder and1 full tsp .leaf tea.

    Allow to simmer till aroma exudes.

    Add 1 cup milk, bring back to boil.

    Allow to simmer for 2 minutes.

    Cover and take off heat.

    Keep aside for 2 minutes. Strain and serve piping hot.


    For Chai masala:

    1 cup dried ginger root,

    1/2 cup elaichi pods (green cardamom),

    1 tbsp. peppercorns,

    6 - 7 " sticks cinnamon.

    Grind all the mixture together into powder.

    Keep it in a air tight container; use when preparing tea.



     
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    Dear Krishnaamma. words are not enough to tell you how much you've helped me. I've been wanting to give my kids Almond and pista milk. I've tried some alternatives like almond powder that you can buy in healthy products store; but it wasn't good. Also with chai i've been doing my own recipe (fresh ginger, cinamon, pepercor, cardamom) but i felt it wasn't as i expected and so this last time i bought tea masala from the indian shop - my recipe was better than tea masala ready but i shall try your recipe to see if my expectations are fullfilled.
    :2thumbsup:
     
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    Are we suppose to feel the pieces of pistachio in pistachio milk or is it the problem with my blender? Thanks
     
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    Dear Anamika,

    Thank you for your mail. Sorry for the delay in replying. I am spending time with my son after 3 months gap. From now I will be replying regularly for your FBs.:)

    Regarding pistachio milk, we are putting the 'cut pistachio' in it. Is it not? So we can feel the pieces. If you dont like it you can avoid adding the pieces. Just grind and add with milk as per the recipe.:2thumbsup:
     
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    Masala Chai

    Ingredients


    </PRE>3 cups water4 tsp dried tea leaves(or tea powder)


    2 cups whole milk

    1 tsp masala chai powder

    3 tsp sugar

    Method

    Heat the milk in the microwave for a minute.

    Bring the water to a boil along with the sugar.

    Add the tea leaves and masala powder.

    When the concoction starts boiling, take itfrom the stovetop.

    Pour out the milk equally into the 4 cups.

    Place a strainer on one cup and pour about 1/3 cupof the tea concoction into

    the strainer.

    Remove strainer and mix the tea well.

    Repeat for the rest of the cups.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2008
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    Hot chocolate

    1 - 2 tsp. cocoa powder
    2 tsp. Sugar / sweetener
    1 cup hot water.
    1 tsp. instant coffee

    Just mix together and enjoy!
     
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    Another Cocoa Drink

    2 1/2 tsp unsweetened cocoa

    2 Tbs Sugar / sweetener

    dash of salt

    2 sp whipping cream

    2 cups water

    1/4 tsp vanilla

    Mix dry ingrediants together, heat liquids in coffee cup, when heated add dry

    ingrediants to heated liquids, mix and enjoy.

    Tastes better than the real thing!
     
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    Mint Tea

    Hand full Mint leaves (fresh / dry)
    Tea
    Sugar

    Choose the leaves that are nice and green and bug free.

    I use a handful, what will rest on my hand when preparing 4 to 6 cups of tea.

    Wash them off and put them with your tea .

    Allow it to boil with tea. Add sugar and filter it.

    You may want to use more or less mint leaves, depending on how minty you

    may want your tea to be.

    Add the same amount of sweetener you normally add to your tea.

    Note: You can add ice cubes Mint tea, and enjoy the gifts of Summer.

    If you have yet to try peppermint tea, you'll be pleasantly surprised by

    its superior flavor.
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2007
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    Cinamon Tea

    CinnamonGinger (grate and dry)
    Green Cardamom
    Black PepperCloves
    Sugar
    Milk
    Tea

    Method:

    Just fry the first 5 ingredients and make like powder.
    While preparing tea add this.
    Enjoy cinamon tea.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2008

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