Wondering what happened to me????? A hot drink in crouching summer like this….but this is what the Chennai weather is demanding right now…..
Off season rain has bought the mercury levels down in Chennai and with that I am down with severe cold and mild fever. My taste buds started to crave for something spicy and my throat did not allow anything solid to goo in…so I thought of making something to soothe my craving by making a hot cup of masala chai…
While the tea was brewing the craziness in me made me add cocoa powder…as I always feel like having chocolate when I have got an itchy throat and it works miraculously for me…..it can be purely my feeling…but chocolate cures my itchy throat most of the times…isn’t it a good reason to indulge on chocolates… 😉
So a perfect soul soothing drink ‘Hot Chocolate Masala Chai’ came into existence on a rainy day in my kitchen…..How can I not feel better after sipping on this yum and spicy drink…so leaving you with the recipe and I am off to read my latest download on my kindle app…Oh I forgot to tell you very recently I developed this habit of reading on e-reader…more on this in some other post…ta-da…
Hot Chocolate Masala Chai
- 2 Black/Green tea bags
- 2 tbsp. Honey
- ½ tbsp. Vanilla extract
- 2 cups Milk
- 3 tbsp. unsweetened Cocoa powder
- ½ tbsp. Black peppercorns
- ½ tbsp. Fennel seeds
- ½ tbsp. Ginger
- 4 Cloves
- 3 green Cardamom
- 1 1’inch Cinnamon stick
- ½ tbsp. Nutmeg powder
- Coarsely grind the ingredients mentioned under ‘TO GRIND’ to make ‘masala chai’ masala.
- Bring 2 cups of water to boil and remove from heat. Drop in tea bags and allow steeping for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and place the pan back on flame.
- Add in above made coarsely ground masala along with vanilla extract. Leave it to boil for 3-4 minutes. Reduce the flame and pour in milk.
- Keep stirring and don’t allow this to boil. After 4 minutes, add in cocoa powder. Keep stirring until the chai gets desired consistency. Stir in honey and turn off the flame.
- Strain into desired cups and serve hot.
- Add love to make the recipe taste ‘Yummy’.