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Cardamom: Green Gold

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Cardamom: Green Gold

CARDAMOM CHAI

With the first monsoon drizzle, milky cardamom chai begins to simmer in saucepans across India.  The sweet fragrance of this precious spice takes tea from ordinary to exotic.

Here’s the recipe:

2 cups water
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon strong black tea leaves
1 pod of green cardamom: crushed and powdered
A sliver of fresh ginger-root, crushed
sugar to your taste

Bring water to a boil in a saucepan.
Add the tea leaves. Let the tea leaves cook in the water on low heat for about 1 minute.
Pour in the milk, and simmer again.
Put in the cardamom and ginger.
Add sugar.
Let the chai simmer at each step.

Then strain the tea and enjoy it hot, preferably with rain and soulful music!

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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).

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1:38AM PST on Nov 10, 2014

Very interesting method. Thanks.

1:32AM PST on Nov 10, 2014

thanks for help.

10:08PM PST on Nov 4, 2014

Thank you :)

9:03PM PST on Nov 4, 2014

thanks for info.

4:18AM PST on Nov 4, 2014

good lovely.......

3:40AM PST on Nov 4, 2014

nice one.

1:48AM PST on Nov 4, 2014

nice one.

1:07AM PST on Nov 4, 2014

amazing..........

11:36PM PST on Nov 3, 2014

excellent work...

11:03PM PST on Nov 3, 2014

nice..

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