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Sunday, December 4, 2011


Nicola Marsh is stopping by to give us a tasty recipe from her new novel Busted in Bollywood out on December 6th!

Thanks to Kerrin for inviting me to pop in as part of my BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD blog tour.  I was thrilled she enjoyed the book and gave it a glowing review!
BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD is a contemporary romance/romantic comedy/chicklit/women’s fiction novel. Think ‘Sex and the City’ meets ‘Eat, Pray, Love.’ With food. Loads of food!
For anyone following this tour, you’ll know I’m sharing my love of food, posting Indian recipes for dishes taken from the book in my BOLLY-BITES.
I’m hoping you’ll stock up on spices and cook up a storm alongside me!
Today’s BOLLY-BITE is a drink Shari becomes hooked on in Mumbai.
(This is my dad’s version.)
Ingredients (makes 2 cups)
1 cup water
1 cup milk
3 tspns black tea leaves
4 cardamoms
2 cm cinnamon stick
4 peppercorns
2cm-thick slice ginger
Sugar to taste
Peel the cardamoms.  Pound (in mortar and pestle) or grind (electronic gizmo) cardamom pods, cinnamon and peppercorns to a powder.
Place water and milk in a small saucepan. Add the ground spices and ginger. Bring to boil.
Add tea leaves when starts to boil.
Boil 1 minute.
Strain liquid into cups.
Add sugar to taste.
Hope you’ll join me for more tasty Indian BOLLY-BITES coming up.  For details of recipe stops on the tour, check out my blog.
There are so many different teas on the market these days. 
To be in the running to win an E-book of BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD, leave a comment about your favourite type/brand of tea. More exotic the better!
Thanks so much for the tasty recipe Nicola, and thanks for stopping by :)

USA TODAY bestseller Nicola Marsh has published 30 books with Harlequin Romance and Presents series, and BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD is her first mainstream contemporary romance with Entangled Publishing.
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  1. Nicola, your dad's marsala chai sounds delish! My favorite tea is green tea with ginger and lemon.

  2. It is delish, Joan :)

    I'm a fan of green tea too. And jasmine tea, so refreshing.

  3. I am not normally a big tea drinker, but I picked up some red velvet chocolate red tea while on vacation and have been indulging myself lately, drinking it when I feel a sweet craving. It is fantastic.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe, Nicola. Your book sounds fun!

  4. Wow Erin, that tea sounds divine!!!

    I have sweet cravings often so would be perfect for me.

  5. Erin, you're the winner of an ecopy of Busted in Bollywood.

    Email my publicist lewis at entangledpublishing dot com to claimi your prize!