Tuesday, August 23, 2005
The Afternoon/Evening "Chai"
After a long day at work, i decided to go home and make some garam masala tea which would give me the needed energy to start my evening chores:
I prefer to drink tea that is thick and also a bit sweet.
I added some cardamom, a pinch of cloves, a drop of cinnamon and some slightly crushed ginger to hot water and allow it to nicely dissolve and change color. When the water boils, i added some tea and let that also dissolve. A few minutes later, i added milk(2% fat or whole milk- no skim milk) and some sugar and after it stands for 1 minute i turn off the stove.
I sit before my stereo and turn on some nice tamil song and sip my tea and my mind wanders away to the good old high school and college days back in Chennai when we used to walk to the cafteria or outside the college campus to the local Nair Tea Stall for some "garam masala tea." We used to go in a group of 6-10 and sit there on those benches and eat samosas and drink our chai before going home every day.
In memory of that, i added this picture to my blog ........(Picture Excerpted from Tea Stall Pressure Cooker.) ......................for all those of you who don't drink tea, go home after a rough day at work and treat yourself to this masala tea and see how refreshed it makes you...............