Recipe: Masala Chai

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Tea leaves, 4-6 teaspoons
Milk, 1 cup
Chai masala, 1 teaspoon
Sugar, 4 teaspoons

For masala
Cinnamon, 1 inch stick
Green cardamoms, 4
Black peppercorns, 16
Nutmeg, grated, 1/4 teaspoon

Dry grind all the masala ingredients to a fine powder.
Let it cool completely then sieve.
Store in an airtight container.
Use the masala as and when required to make tea.
Boil three cups of water in a pan.
Add tea leaves, milk, the powdered masala and sugar and bring the mixture to a boil again.
Boil for a couple of minutes.
Strain and serve piping hot.