Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Frothy Masala Chai for Thermomix

Here's a recipe I've converted for use in our Thermomix. I hope to make these sorts of posts ongoing, but we'll see how I go

Original Source: Super Food Ideas May 2009


  • 10 whole black peppercorns

  • 10 whole cloves

  • 10 cardamom pods

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 10 teaspoons black loose-leaf tea

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1250mL water

  • 1/4 cup raw sugar

  • 1 cup skim milk powder

  • ground nutmeg to serve


  1. Place peppercorns, cloves and cardamom pods into thermomix bowl. Grind for a few seconds on speed 10.

  2. Add tea, vanilla, cinnamon and water. Cook at 100C for 10 minutes.

  3. Strain mixture into a separate container. Rinse TM bowl then put tea back in. Add milk powder and sugar.

  4. Cook for 3 minutes at 70C on speed 4 or until frothy.

  5. Pour into mugs or Irish coffee glasses. Sprinkle with nutmeg, serve.

Number 2 son especially liked this. He fancies himself as a bit of a tea drinker. It was a bit too sweet for me, but as I understand it, Masala Chai is supposed to be sickly sweet. But you could easily halve the sugar without any problems.

And just a note: I highly recommend the Super Food Ideas magazine. It's quite inexpensive and there's always good looking recipes in it.