Gud Ki Chai
Gud ki chai is a traditional Indian tea that is made with jaggery and a few spices.
black peppercorns or sabut kali mirch
green cardamoms or choti elaichi
fennel seeds or saunf
sugarcane jaggery or gud
In a mortar and pestle, add black peppercorns, green cardamoms and fennel seeds. Crush the spices coarsely. Keep it aside.
Pour water into a saucepan. Heat it over a medium flame/temperature. Once it comes to a boil, add the crushed spices and tea leaves.
Lower the flame/heat and cover it with a lid. Allow it to simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Uncover and pour milk. Bring it to a boil over a medium flame or heat.
Lower the flame/heat and allow it to simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Add the grated jaggery into the saucepan. Give it a good mix. Bring it to a simmer over low flame/heat. Then turn the heat off.
Strain the tea, then pour it into teacups. Serve hot with mathris or biscuits.
Note: If you are scared that the gur might curdle the milk, then add it with the crushed spices and tea leaves.