I love my tea with spices a lot. After knowing the values of all the spices add in to this beautiful chai tea, I stared loving it. So I have one everyday after work. It makes you heal from all the aches and pains and also to get rid of the tiredness too.
Chai tea is mainly consist of several valuble spices. One is ginger. Ginger helps to digest food, pain reduction, reduce inflamation, reduce the level of cholesterol and help with nausia too.
Cinnamon helps to cut down and help with fat level in the body, lowers the blood sugar levels, and help with digestive discomforts.
Cardamons help with depression and also work as a good diuretic. Some use cardamons to freshen their breath .
Black pepper help to derive the most benefit from the food that we eat, the outer layer of the peppercorn stimulates the breakdown of fat cells, aaand also it slims you down while giving you energy to burn.
Cloves most commoly use for teeth and gum problems as well as it helps to get a relieve from digestive tract cancers, and joint inflammation.
So all what we use in this tea has lots of health benifits and when they all get together it becomes the most effective and tasty spiced tea in the world. This recipe may vary from some others but try this one I know that you are going to love it.
This is how I make my own spiced Tea…….
This will serve 6 people………………….
Always the spice can be adjusted the the way you want your tea to be strong. I used few black peppers, several cloves of cardamons , 6 inches cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ginger or 2-3 inches crushed ginger
Put all the spices in to a grinder and crush them or blend them. or make your own and leave them in a jar.
I like to crush the spices to this level.
Add all the crushed spices in to a pot.
Add enough sugar or omit sugar
I added a teaspoon full tea leaves.
Add one cup of water and boil it about 5 minutes on simmering.
After it will look like this. All the flavours release to water and sells beautiful at this point.
Add enough milk . I added 4 cups.
Bring to boil and its ready to serve.
Strain the milk in to a cup
quinoa is a superfood. It is gluten free . It is a high protein vegetable that is becoming very famous all over the world. Some replace rice with quinoa. it is high in omega 3 and lots of other nutrition & 9 different types of amino acids.
When you cook quinoa make sure you to wash well. I normally do several times. After add stock or water. I find when you add stock water it tastes beautiful. It’s alright with water with a bit of butter. Anyway that’s my personal choice. Always add 11/2 cups of water for each cup of water.So it cooks light and fluffy. I bring the quinoa to boil on high heat and then I reduce the heat to low cover and cook for fifteen to twenty minutes.
when I have time I always extra quinoa and leave in fridge for several days. So you can quickly assemble the cooked quinoa as a salad when you are busy or can make quinoa omelette or even patties. I have done some videos and I will link them. You can cook a big amount of this dish and freeze in individual containers for future use. This recipe is really good for freezing.
- 3 small cups quinoa
- 41/2 water or stock water
- Butter or olive oil
- 250g Chicken tenderloins (Optional)
- 1 Yellow and red capsicum
- 1 carrot
- 100g Beans
- 1/2 cup purple cabbage
- 1tsp coriander powder
- 1/2 Tsp cumin powder
- 1 large onion chopped
- Several cloves of garlic chopped
- Several chilies sliced (Optional)
- Olive oil or butter for stir frying
- Salt and pepper
- Wash quinoa thoroughly and cook it until light and fluffy. (Please read the description on top)
- Use a fork to fluff the quinoa.
- Cut the Vegetables and prepare all the other ingredients.
- Add oil in to a pot or a pan.
- When the oil is hot add the onions, garlic and chillies .
- Fry until the onions are translucent.
- Next add the hard vegies and cook about a minute. Do not over cook the vegetables.
- Next add all the other ingredients and the cooked quinoa and stir fry well.
- Serve hot with a chutney or pickle or as it is.