Tuesday, June 29, 2010

CHAI KA MASALA




Nothing like using home made masalas and I have made this Chai ka Masala using ginger skins/peels for the event organised by Nithu Bala - BEST OUT OF WASTE.

Usually we end up throwing the peels when we grind ginger paste.

Ingredients:



Green cardamoms ...... handful
Cloves .................. 3-4
Cinnamon stick .... 1 small piece
Black pepper corns... 10-12
Aniseed/fennelseed/saunf... 1 tbsp.
Ginger peels ....... 1/2 cup
Tulsi leaves ........ 10-15.

Method:

1. Wash and wipe the ginger well before peeling. Peel out the skins, spread them on a paper towel and dry them in the microwave for 1 minute first. Open and mix them and repeat doing this 3-4 times until they are crisp.(If the peels are thick then crush them in a pestle and mortar before drying them)
2. Repeat the same process with Tulsi leaves.But Tulsi takes lesser time.
3. Put all the other dry spices in a bowl and microwave for half a second.
4. Grind everything together and store in an air-tight container.


14 comments:

  1. i love ginger tea,this is so unique...very gud idea...

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  2. That's very innovative, lovely idea.

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  3. Hiii didi, again, one of your great ideas!! I am sure this will get good reviews. Do u know that my latest post was selected on Blog Adda under 'Tangy Tuesdays'? I am really elated.

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    1. Thanks dear and keep up your good work.

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  4. ohh..this is something new and innovative to me..I do add some fresh ginger and black pepper to my tea but this sounds interesting with all those masala's...thanks for sharing this!

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    1. Masala really gives a nice flavour to the tea.Thank you for liking it.

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  5. more chicken NON veg dishes please .. I ahve used up the ones you have had on ur blog :) and they came out beautiful THANK YOU :)

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    1. So happy to hear that you have tried out all my non veg recipes..will post more soon.

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  6. Wow this sounds really healthy n flavorful...Yes u r right nothing can beat the home made masala's....A steamy cup of masala chai on a rainy day is just awesome....

    Thanks for sharing.

    Enjoy cooking n happy Blogging...

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    1. True Ramya.. nothing can beat a cup of masala chai on a rainy day.. saath mei pakode ho to sone pe suhaga

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