Spiced Orange Mocha
1 medium orange
4 whole cloves
2 cups water
2 cups milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (or 2 tsp black tea, 1 pod cardamom)
2 tablespoons instant coffee
1 inches stick cinnamon
Peel the orange and set this aside, while squeezing the juice out. Add water, if necessary to equal 1/3 cup. Make a spice bag, by placing the orange peel, cinnamon, and cloves in a cotton cloth with at least a double layer. Tie it with a string. In a large saucepan combine orange juice, spice bag, water, milk, brown sugar, cocoa powder, and coffee crystals. Bring to a boil then remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Remove spice bag.
Serve it with a cinnamon stick inserted into the cup.
The South Indians love their coffee more than any other part of India and they particularly like spicing it up with flavours and even sweeten it differently. This coffee masala beverage is especially spiced up to clear away those nagging colds and flus which we all inadvertently contract with all the dust of Dhaka city beating down on us!