Friday, May 13, 2011

Ginger tea

My day starts with a cup of ginger tea. And this is no ordinary ginger tea, it is sweetened with jaggery instead of sugar. I have been having this for as long as I can remember. I learned to make this from my father who still loves to make this tea for  anyone who visits him.

For one cup of tea
1 cup water
1tsp tea leaves 
jaggery (about one tbsp)
an inch of fresh  ginger (crushed)
fat free milk
a favorite tea cup

Bring a cup of water to a boil along with the ginger and jaggery in it. The jaggery should melt completely (about 5-7 minutes). Reduce the heat and add the tea leaves and milk according to taste. Bring to a quick boil and strain into a cup. 

1 comment:

  1. best enjoyed with close family or friends!