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Healing Garam Chai

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Healing Garam Chai

Here is the best recipe for a healing and soothing garam chai. Chai tea is delicious and the spices combat the mucus forming qualities of cows milk. drink this whenever your digestion needs a pep up. 

GARAM CHAI RECIPE

Serves 4

Time: 15 minutes

 

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Materials:

  • medium saucepan
  • fine mesh strainer
  • spoon
  • ginger grater

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cup organic milk **
  • 3 Tbsp. red Rooibos tea (or you can use black tea from India)
  • 1/5 inch cube of fresh ginger root, chopped or grated (you can use dry ginger powder 1 tsp.) 
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • tsp cardamom seeds
  • 1 cinnamon stick (broken)
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • ½ tsp coriander seeds
  • 7 peppercorns
  • 7 whole cloves
  • honey to taste

What to Do:

Boil water in sauce pan, add spices and turn heat to low. Add the tea and boil for 8 minutes.

Add the milk and cook additional 2 minutes.

Strain the tea, and wait until it is slightly cooler before adding the honey.

** You can use other types of milk such as cashews, coconut or almond. Make sure you don’t over boil these as they tend to curdle. 

 

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Ayurvedic Detox Rice Dish

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Ayurvedic Detox Rice Dish

Ayurvedic Detox Rice Dish 

Serves 2

 

Ingredients:

1 cup brown basmati rice, organic

1.5 tbsp ghee or canola oil

⅓ cup black mustard seeds

1 to 2 cinnamon sticks

4 cloves

salt to taste 

3 cup water (more for adding) 

 

Procedure:

Rinse rice.

In a pot dry roast rice slightly on medium high heat. (until pop corn smell emits).

Add oil to a separate pan and dry roast spices (add cinnamon stick, cloves and mustard seeds, as soon as they pop, add to rice with ghee or oil. Stir for 2 minutes than add water. Keep stirring to combine. Make sure the rice is fully cooked, this will take about 12 to 17 minutes, depending on the heat. Add salt and serve. 

* optional to add 1 cup chopped veggies at the last 5 minutes of cooking. 

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