Garam masala is the combination of Indian spices that is so popular in regional cuisines of India and in its famous chai tea. However, we've discovered it's even more delicious in coffee. If your coffee vendor carries Mysore, India's most famous bean, sample it with this wonderful recipe. The recipe asks for 2 hrs chill time.
1In a saucepan, add ginger, cloves, anise and cardamom to the cups of water.
2Break up the cinnamon stick and add it to the mixture.
3Heat over medium heat until the water boils, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes.
4Add the coffee, stir, and let steep, off the heat, for about 5 minutes.
5Using a fine meshed filter or cheesecloth, pour the coffee through and into a bowl.
6Pour the strained coffee into a clean saucepan and add the honey, sugar and milk and heat almost to boiling then remove the pan from the heat, pour into a heat-proof pitcher, cool then refrigerate until it is chilled, about 2 hours.
7To serve, add ice to squat glasses, pour on the chai coffee, and enjoy. Recipes easily doubles.