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Thursday, September 05, 2013

Elaichi Chai Chocolate Muffins

After making 

A for Apricot and semolina pilaf
B for Baked Jicama Fries
C   for Cadriyad 
D for Donuts

For Blogging marathon I was wondering what should i make for E and was keep on thinking and only yesterday made my mind and i had to bcoz there was no time to think too. So i did my experiment yesterday and Baked an delicious Indian flavored muffins :) .. Yes E for Elaichi chai chocolate muffins under Baking Theme. This an chai  flavored muffin which makes muffins more indianized and chocolate add an delicious taste it. Am so happy to have experimented this .
I don't drink tea or coffee but i wanted to experiment them in muffins from long time . So only yesterday i baked these delicious and nicely domed muffins :) . They came out so well and liked by my h a lot.. 

Chai as all know is favorite traditional drink of India. Chai has become a popular beverage worldwide. While you may certainly purchase teabags at your local grocery store, you will achieve a more authentic flavor if you make it yourself at home and at my moms place my mom and bro are addicted to chai and drink about 2-3 glasses a day. I don't like drink tea or coffee so i just used to prepare for them. These muffins tasted super yummy with the chai taste and aroma and the elaichi in it have that authentic indian touch to these muffins. They are prefect breakfast muffins if you are a tea lover than this must try .

So without further ado lets move to this Indian chai muffins recipe :) And also chk my first video slide for my blog hope you will like :)


Elachi Tea /chai

Milk - 1 cup
Tea leaves - 2 tbsp
Elaichi or cardamom pd - 1/4 tsp
Cardamom pod - 2 -3 (optional)
sugar - 2 tsp

For muffins

1 cup Elachi tea
1 tsp vinegar
11/2 cups Maida/All purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa pd
3/4 cup condensed milk (if needed you can add more or less)
1 tsp baking pd
1/2 tsp baking soda
a  pinch of salt
1/4 cup  oil
1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)


For Elachi chai

  • In a sauce pan heat the milk and add tea pd, sugar , cardamom pd, whole cardamom and give a stir.
  • Let this boil in a low flame for 5- 6 mins.
  • Once the color of the tea is nice and switch of the stove.
  • Strain in chai using a tea strainer in mug/ glass .. Set this chai a side.

For Chai Chocolate Muffins

  • In bowl sieve all the dry ingredients (maida, salt,cocoa pd,baking soda, baking pd) together so that they are aerated  . You may do this twice if you which .
  • Line a muffin or cupcake tray using a cupcake liner or  simply grease them. You can even use our ramekins.
  • Pre Heat the oven at 275 F .
  • In another bowl Mix in the prepared chai, condensed milk , oil , vanilla essence if needed ( as we already having an flavoring agent which is cardamom you can skip vanilla essence ).  
  • Now its time to combine both wet and dry ingredients . Add the wet ingredients little by little while whisking in the dry ingredients . Do till complete pouring all the wet ingredient.
  • After it attains the muffin batter consistency that is a semi liquid batter .
  • Add vinegar in the end and just fold it till well combined.
  • Add  about 1/4 cup batter in each muffin liner i.e.. they should be filled 3/4 th and there must some space for it rise . If you fill the liner completely they it may over flow while baking them . So see to that your muffins liner is enough empty for it to rise..
  • Now in a preheated oven bake the muffins at 275 F for 15- 20 mins till a tooth pick inserted in to the muffin comes out clean.
  • After they are  done cool them on a wire rack and enjoy them !!

  • After adding vinegar don't stand the batter for long time . Just pour it the liner and bake them.
  • Not all the oven's are same so the baking time may vary depending on you oven.

This is my first Video slide show for Elaichi chai chocolate Muffins . Thanks to +Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj  for helping !! :) 

See you tomorrow with letter F :) Till then Enjoy this elaichi markke chai wali muffins :)

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  1. Very very interesting and fabulous muffins, muffins with chai, totally new to me... super Majula Kalakkureenga...

  2. Muffins looks delicious and perfectly made.. neat clicks and very informative video..Congrats on your first video slide show da.. Enjoyed watching it..

  3. Wow!!!!!!!!!sounds very interesting,muffins looks so cute and perfectly baked..innovative recipe.

  4. wonderful idea of using chai like coffee with chocolates....infact your first video is also clear...expecting live videos too :)

  5. muffins look gorgeous, loved all the pics, i have not tasted a tea based cake as yet, so will beinteresting to try

  6. Wish I could one or two!!! they look so tempting and delicious!!!


  7. Amazing cupcakes Manjula.. Liked the recipe of elaichi chai and also the addition of vinegar to the cupcakes.. Video is fab and the cake stand by Divya is surely a wonderful gift.. Hugsxx

  8. interesting muffins..muffins looks incredible...lovely presentation as usual

  9. very unusual n interesting looking muffins dear...

  10. Beautiful cake stand dear :) samma gift and the muffins are so so cute very moist and soft.

  11. Those fluffy and super spongy muffins looks incredibly attractive, very interesting muffins.Love that brilliant and very thoughtful gift by Divya.

  12. Muffin looks so puffy and delicious. Beautiful click year. It makes me hungry.

  13. Manjula, this is truly innovative!..hats off for such a lovely dish and even more lovelier pictures..amazing and you say you just made them, great..

  14. This is awesome! No words 2 say... wish I cud just grab 1 n gulp 1 down now...

  15. love cardamom flavor in anything so using it in muffins its awesome. I should use leftover tea to have it with some muffins. sone pe suhaga.

  16. Oh my lord!!! How fabulous this looks!!!!! Yummmm!!!! Thank you so so much for bringing it to my party!!! I LOVE it!

  17. Oh my lord!!! How fabulous this looks!!!!! Yummmm!!!! Thank you so so much for bringing it to my party!!! I LOVE it!

  18. I shared it on Pinterest on two boards...Love Chocolate and the Weekend Gala......fabulous!

  19. wow superb da... nice video... Congrats for the great video da... love it totally... love the elachi n choco combo... kalakure dear...

  20. wow perfectly baked goodies, love the tea flavor dear....

  21. Wow ! So good looking muffins..loved your clicks..

  22. Superb Muffins Manju...So attractive.nice presentation also

  23. what an interesting combination of ingredients...muffins must taste awesome

  24. Truly Indian! Love this one and bookmarked to try after this BM...

  25. Very interesting combination for muffins.. They have come out perfect -- love those little domes :-)

  26. Looks so nice Manjula. Perfect Indian flavoured muffins. Loving the dome on the muffins...

  27. I am sure you expected it, but this did make it to the menu this week :D

    Thank you for bringing it over. The new party is on! Looking forward to new dishes from you.

  28. They look amazing!! Thanks for linking the recipe to my giveaway

  29. Looks so soft and beautiful color, I can imagen the flavor

  30. super soft and spongy muffins, lovely idea and am i love with those cute chai chocolatey muffins, lovely presentation and pics da, kalakals :)

  31. Honestly I am not a tea lover but those muffins are damn tempting.

  32. Love that you did this fusion with elaichi wali chai. Even more interesting is your combo with chocolate. Would love to try this out

  33. Such a wonderful combination of ingredients! Beautiful clicks as well...Great one :)

  34. Wwo what a beauty. I love the muffins that I want to try it straight away. Bookmaking this one.

  35. they look absolutely fab!
    Chai flavour in muffin... wow...


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