This recipe is another in our large Chai recipe collection, and it is claimed that the recipe is from a Chai Wallah – a road side person serving small cups of chai to thirsty passers-by. They are the best people, and there is nothing like your daily chai. I so miss those piping hot cuppa’s.
Who does not like chai? I have a deep love for this comforting and nourishing drink. A jar of my chai mix-of-the-moment sits permanently on my kitchen bench.
Chai Wallah’s Chai
Take 1 cm piece Ceylon cinnamon, 9 cloves, 6 black peppercorns, 5 cardamom pods, 0.25 tsp ginger powder, and a pinch of nutmeg or mace. Place the spices in a saucepan with 1 tspn Indian tea (from your Indian grocer), 1 Tblspn sugar, 1 cup milk and 1 cup water. Bring to boil, remove from the heat and let it settle, then place back on the heat and bring back to the boil again. Do this three times in total. Let sit for a couple of moments, then strain into a cup and enjoy.
If you like, sprinkle a little cinnamon powder over the top, and enjoy!