This is a fast and simple way to make a large pot of Chai tea for company or to put in the fridge for a weeks worth of Iced Chai! This recipe comes from Vikram Vij's brilliant Indian Cookbook, found here http://www.amazon.ca/Vijs-Elegant-Inspired-Indian-Cuisine/dp/1553651847. I have changed the method and measurements slightly. This is a very basic recipe that is open to extensive modification. Try it with whole allspice, cloves, a cinnamon stick, or even dried apple peices! The possibilities are endless! I do this on the stovetop, but it would also be very possible to boil the water in a kettle first. I find allowing the spices to sit in the water as it boils enhances the flavour.
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- 1Split open each cardamom pod but do not peel.
- 2Add cardamom pods to medium-to-large saucepan along with fennel and water.
- 3Add the sugar and stir to dissolve.
- 4Turn stove on to high heat and bring mixture to a boil.
- 5Once boiling, turn off heat. Add the teabags and let steep for about 1-2 minutes (or longer depending on how strong you like your tea).
- 6Once steeped, add milk (if using).
- 7Pour the mixture into teacups with a tea strainer or filter to filter out the whole spices. (Unless you really enjoy a mouthful of cardamom! (I know I do.)).
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Nutritional Facts for Chai Tea the Simple, Quick, and Delicious Way!
Serving Size: 1 (232 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 5
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 45.0
- Calories from Fat 12
- Total Fat 1.4 g
- Saturated Fat 0.8 g
- Cholesterol 5.1 mg
- Sodium 23.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 7.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
- Sugars 5.0 g
- Protein 1.3 g
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