Tuesday, June 29, 2010


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.

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.

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.

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

  2. That's very innovative, lovely idea.

  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.

  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!

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

  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 :)

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

  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...

    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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