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Spice Up your Tea : How to make Chai Masala at home

I love my Chai , give a book a reading corner and hot Masala Chai. My day is made.

You can make amazing Masala Chai at home, if you can get the masala right. I like to grind my own mixture. Though the exact quantities would depend on your taste, I can give you a list magic

Ingredients :

  • 2 table spoon Dry ginger powder (or 2 big chunks of dry ginger )
  • 2 tbsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 10-14 cloves
  • 3 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Rose Petals
  • 2 tsp dried Mint leaves
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • Some dry Tulsi leaves (optional)

Blend all ingredients together in a blender to make a fine powder and add a teaspoon to your chai every day. Amount of ingredients can be adjusted as per taste.

As for the benefits for Chai Masala, you’ll be surprised how many it has

Health benefits of masala chai

Ginger – it stimulates the body’s metabolism and hence facilitates digestion, control pain and inflammation, as well as strengthen the immune system. It also helps in lowering the LDL level in blood.

Cardamom – it is used for controlling blood sugar level in blood and neutralizing toxins in the body, as well as plays a vital role in facilitating the digestive process.

Nutmeg – it has anti-inflammatory properties, relieves insomnia, facilitates digestion and also improves blood circulation.

Cloves – it has excellent anti-inflammatory properties and relieves pain and aches. It also has antioxidant, anti-flatulent and carminative properties.

Cinnamon – it keeps blood sugar stable and lowers LDL level in blood.

Rose petals – it contains=s antioxidant, prevent urinary tract infection, respiratory disorders, insomnia, depression and is a good probiotic source.

Black pepper – it aids in weight loss, sinus, asthma, nasal congestion also reduces the risk of cancer, heart and liver ailments.

Tulsi – it is rich in antioxidant and has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial property which helps body to fight against various degenerative diseases. It also relieves migraine and other stress related complications.

Mint leaves – this antioxidant and mineral rich leaves have soothing taste and aroma. It relieves pain and discomfort due to gas and bloating, settles upset stomach, enhances alertness, decrease anxiety and relieves cough and congestion and also has weight loss properties.

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