Pudina Chai Masala Powder
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Pudina Masala Chai aka Minty Spiced Tea is flavored tea drink which is made by brewing black tea with a mixture of aromatic herbs and spices.
The best thing about home made masala preparation is that we can adjust the taste and flavor as per our own personal preference.
The action plan for today's recipe is to first wash mint leaves under running tap water and then take out the stems and allow the leaves to dry. This process will take 5-7 days to make these mint leaves completely dry or keep these mint leaves under the sun's heat for faster drying and then dry roasting and grinding all the ingredients mentioned below..
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☑ Let's get started with recipe details
▫Preparation time – 3-5 minutes
▫Cooking time – 1-2 minutes (Dry roasting)
▫Type – Chai Masala (Black tea spice mix)
▫Cuisine – Indian
▫Yield – 30-35 grams (Makes 35-40 cups)
▫Required for one cup – pinch of spice mix
▫The best place to store – cool, dry place in an airtight container..
▫1 handful of dried mint leaves
▫1Handful (15-20 no.) Green cardamom OR (add quantity as per taste)
▫2-3 tbsp dried ginger powder
▫1 tbsp cloves
▫2 tsp whole black pepper
▫2 sticks dalcheni (cinnamon)
▫½ star anise
▫½ tsp nutmeg powder
✔Step 1 – Mise en place
◾Mint leaves – Washed - stems removed - sun dried..
◾Dry Roasting all the other ingredients - Dry roast following ingredients on slow flame for a minute or two. Ingredients combined together in a wide non stick pan for dry roasting are as follows - green cardamom, cinnamon sticks, cloves, black peppercorn and star anise. After roasting, transfer all the above ingredients into a plate and leave it to cool down.
✔Step 2 – Grind into fine powder
◾After cool down - transfer all the ingredients in a mixer grinder jar and grind to fine powder. Store in an airtight container and use as required.