Masala Chai

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1 stick Cinnamon; broken up
3 c Water
4 Cloves
2 Cardamom; pods
1/4 ts Ground ginger
1/8 ts Black Pepper; freshly ground
1/2 c milk
2 tb Granulated sugar
2 tb Black tea

Original recipe makes 4



In a mortar, crush the cloves, cardamom pods and cinnamon. Transfer the crushed spices to a small saucepan, add the water, ginger and pepper and bring to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat, cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Add the milk and sugar to the pan and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the tea. Cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir the chai, then strain it into a warmed teapot or directly into teacups. Per serving: 83 Calories; 3g Fat (24% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 17g Carbohydrate; 4mg Cholesterol; 38mg Sodium Recipe by: Food & Wine, February 1999

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