Indian Chai Recipe

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Ok! this one is for my European friends who love the Indian chai…and couldn’t stop missing it after their trips to India. Guys you can make it at home! its fairly simple 🙂 so here goes!

Water – 3/4 cup

Milk – 1/4 cup (if using highly skimmed milk then make water and milk 1/2 cup each )

Tea dust / grains – 2 tsp (heaped)

Sugar – to taste

  • Add milk to boiling water
  • Add Tea dust and sugar and boil for 2-3 minutes
  • Best way is when the chai boils and rises up, turn the gas to sim and again turn it to high allowing the chai to raise again. Repeat 3-4 times
  • Strain the chai  in to a cup and serve hot with snacks or as is

For Ginger tea / chai

  • Add fresh ginger piece (crushed) to water as it boils
  • Do not try to substitute it with dry ginger powder etc

For Masala chai

  • Crush nicely 1 green cardamom, 1/4 stick cinnamon,2 cloves, 1-2 black pepper
  • Add 1/2 tsp of this masala to water while its boiling
  • Retain the remaining masala (if any)  for the next us but freshly ground masala always tastes better

Till next time…. enjoy your Indian chai ! 🙂

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