Bhanu’s Chai Masala

Makes 1½ cups

¼ cup whole white peppercorns
¼ cup whole black peppercorns
¼ cup whole ganthoda (or 1T of ground ganthoda if available)
¼ cup cardamom seeds
1 T ginger powder
1 whole nutmeg
4-6 pieces cinnamon sticks

1. Preheat oven to 300 F
2. Warm all whole ingredients in the oven for 20 minutes & let cool
3. Grind finely in a mill
4. Mix in the powder(s)
5. Store in an airtight container.

Note: Will keep for several weeks. Be sure to cool ingredients completely before grinding.

Bhanu Hajratwala
February 24, 2003