SPICE UP YOUR CHAI

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SERVES 2  :  EASY

PREP TIME  :  3-5 minutes

COOKING TIME  :  4-6 MINUTES

DOSHIC EFFECT + AGGRAVATES - BALANCES

- Vata   - Pitta    - Kapha 

 

INGREDIENTS                                               

  • 1 cup water 

  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds

  • 1/4 tsp ajwain seeds

  • 1 inch fresh ginger 

  • 4 cardamom pods

  • 1 tbsp sugar 

  • 1.5 cups milk 

  • 1 tbsp black tea leaves

METHOD

  1. Add water & ginger to small pan & place on heat. 

  2. Place spices in mortar & pestle and grind briefly (cardamon, ginger, cinnamon) 

  3. Add spice mix to water & bring to boil 

  4. Add sugar & bring back to boil. 

  5. Add tea leaves/tea bag and milk at the same time and bring back to boil

    (IMPORTANT - The tea and the milk get poured in at the same time so the milk coats the tea and releases the tannins of the tea)

  6. Simmer for 1 minute, strain & serve hot. 

 

 

Benefits of CHAI

  • provides protein and fats from the milk

  • carbohydrates from the sugar

  • digestive aid that frees up the nutrition quickly

  • stimulates the nervous system, but not like coffee - more balanced strain of energy

  • assists with sugar cravings