Masala Chai is tea prepared with a blend of spices. This recipe, which I got from Saveur Magazine, is a shortcut worth trying.
1⁄2 cup evaporated milk
4 cups water
5 tsp. sugar
6 black tea bags
5 pods green cardamom, crushed
1. Bring milk, sugar, tea, cardamom, and 4 cups water to a boil in a 2-qt. saucepan. Remove from heat; let steep for 5 minutes. Strain and serve hot.
MAKES 4 1/2 CUPS
If you want to make Masala Chai the traditional way, here is a video that will be very helpful.
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