Monday, December 20, 2010

A Simple Decadent Treat- Butter Honey Cinammon Apples topped Museli Yogurt and Masala Chai

Lazy Sunday afternoons deserve decadent afternoon snacks and hot Masala Chai. Its been a little nippy out and you would think all those years in subzero temperature would have you conditioned for this lovely mild winter that Bombay is experiencing. Well- umm no. So I gave into a lovely afternoon craving. I wanted something sweet, something warm yet something cold, something crunchy contrasted with something soft. I wanted cinnamon and chocolate. And I wanted it with Chai.
When Ms. Cultured Purl looked at the ingredients I had- she scowled and said I eat this for breakfast everyday- there is nothing special about this. "Will you take a bite" I asked. Maybe she replied haughtily and walked off helping herself to a bowl of Natural's Chikoo icecream. Oh well.

So here is how I satisfied my craving. I'm still not sure what to call this dish. Maybe you can suggest.


2 apples peeled, cored and cubed
Yogurt- I used a mix of Vanilla yogurt (Danone) and home made fresh yogurt which was of perfect consistency and sweetness.
Museli mix
15-20 Bittersweet chocolate chips
2 spoons of Honey
A pad of Butter
A sprinkle of cinnamon powder
Ginger grated
Lemon zest

Little Pepper loves apple peels
Museli and bittersweet chocolate chips

1. In a non stick pan heat some butter. Drizzle some honey and grate the ginger in the butter.

2. Add the diced apples and stir till the honey butter is well coated.

3. Zest some lemon and sprinkle some cinammon powder. Cook the apples till they are brown.

3. In a bowl drizzle some honey and with a back of a spoon spread it evenly in the base of the bowl.
 4. Place the apples in the bowl. Stir in 10 bittersweet chocolate chips which should melt immediately due to the hot apples.
 5. In a separate bowl mix the museli with the yogurt. I used both the flavored vanilla yogurt and home made delicious yogurt.
 6. Pour the museli- yogurt mix on the chocolate mixed apples.
 Decorate with some more bittersweet chocolate chips and a sprig of basil/ tulsi.

Now for the masala chai. I know everyone has expertise on the kind of chai they drink and make. I love this lovely crisp masala tea.
Tea leaves
5-7 blk pepper
1 Cinnamon
2 cloves
Cardamom pod
tulsi leaves.
Sugar as per taste

1. Heat the water according to the number of cups of tea.
 Grind the tulsi and masala in a mortar and pestle
 Add to the hot water. Add a few spoons of tea. Grate in some ginger
 Let the chai cook. Add milk when the tea has had enough time to boil.
Serve chai in pretty cups.
 Chai and apple- cinammon- chocolate- museli- yougurt sprinkled with ginger and lemon zest.

 All gone..
1. My sister did eat and really enjoyed this snack. One bite and she said this is nothing like breakfast she makes. Mom wanted to lick the bowl clean.
2. The Danone yogurt was part of a basket of Danone yogurt sent to me to review the yogurt. I have never done product reviews and don't intend to (not unless Im totally crazy about the product like Sriracha). The yogurt tasted decent like any artificially flavoured yogurt. I love fresh yogurt that mom or Jai make.
Hope you enjoy this treat.


  1. I am definitely going to try this one at home.

    The Chai and apple- cinammon- chocolate- museli- yogurt sprinkled with ginger and lemon zest...sounds very refreshing & inviting !!

  2. hahah this is an endearing post. Im surprised you left out the part where I was indulging in my Natural's Chikoo flavored ice cream when you asked me if I will try some...

    this always happens to me. Ill be very skeptical about something you are making and then ill be the one who gobbles it all up! ;) i guess some habits are hard to break!!!

    but seriously this was soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaking gooooooooooooooooood!!

  3. am yet to try this (just found ur blog), but this looks so amazingly yum!!!


  4. wow amazing, really inspiring ! :)

  5. maybe you should call it the "unlike any breakfast" breakfast. or the choco-apple-museli-delight. or cinnamon spiced apple museli chocolate mix. or maybe the anti-muselini, because i think this is as far from facism as a breakfast could get. :)

  6. I really like the blending of various flavours together....I'm sure it must have tasted amazing :)

  7. :D
    nice've invested in a macro lense?
    now i have more reasons to finally make the chai i've been thinking about for ages

  8. @Jess: I will make you some when I come to delhi.
    @Janu: Slow learner
    @Siddharth Joshi: Hey thanks for visiting my blog
    @margaret: Thank you for being inspired
    @Shannon: I love Anti- Muselini
    @Megha: Thank you
    @Rayya Haddad: Yes Macro lens is the most beautiful. We shall have tea together.. one of these days...I miss you.

  9. Hi shister - Im making masala chai for friends today. Im such a dork - although I know in theory how to make it - I always go running to your blog for reference, inspiration, confirmation and comfort. Thanks for posting :)

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