Easy Japanese Recipes

Chai Tea (Indian Tea)

Chai (Indian Tea) Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com My day won’t start until I make myself a cup of Chai.  I drink Chai two times a day, one in the morning and another one in the afternoon.  Ever since my neighbor Indian friend introduced me their authentic way of making Chai, I became addicted and now I can’t live without it!

* Cooking time may vary depending on your pot and stove.
* Adjust the amount of ingredients according to the size of your cup.

Chai Tea (Indian Tea) Recipe
 
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Serves: Serves 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water (use your tea cup)
  • A pinch of ground Cardamom (about 1-2 Cardamoms), discarded pod
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 slice of ginger root (optional)
  • 1 ½ tsp. loose black tea (Red Label Orange Peko, Darjeeling etc)
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, put water, Cardamom and sugar, and bring it to boil. Add ginger here if you like.
  2. When it starts boiling, add tea leaves and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add milk and bring it to boil again. When it starts boiling, reduce heat and keep boiling for 10 seconds.
  4. Remove from heat and strain tea with a strainer. Serve it with a biscuit or cookie.

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  • midori February 8, 2011, 5:11 pm

    Cardamomは黒や緑のとかあるみたいなんだけど、どれがお勧め?

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    • Nami February 8, 2011, 5:39 pm

      ご近所のインド人の友達から教えてもらったので、同じのを使ってます。緑の皮で中身は黒いの。Pantryで載せてる写真はこちら。
      http://justonecookbook.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Cardamom.jpg
      彼女は皮ごとミルしてパウダー状のを常に常備してるけど、私は中身だけ使う時(って毎日だけど)ゴロゴロ擦ってます。遊びにおいで~。お茶ご馳走するよ~!

      Reply
  • Kath (My Funny Little Life) May 9, 2011, 9:40 am

    I love Chai, and I also make it myself sometimes, but with a slightly different recipe. It’s addicting! :D

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    • Nami May 9, 2011, 1:58 pm

      Hi Kath! I’ve became close to more Indian friends recently and I realized each one of them make tea slightly different when I visit their home. Difference in ingredient portion and preparation steps are little different too. Yes it is addicting!

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  • Jacob November 3, 2011, 9:15 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! I made it for National Men Cook Dinner Day. Check out the video if you’d like. http://www.jbkvideoproductions.com/casual/2011/11/04/national-men-make-dinner-chai/

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    • Nami November 3, 2011, 9:48 pm

      Hi Jacob! This is one of my very first posts and I even forgot about this post. Haha. Thank you for making the Chai. After I learned this basic Chai from my neighbor friend, I’ve learned other Chai recipes from my other friends and Indian food bloggers. Hope to share them one day… Thanks for including my name & blog on YouTube. ;-)

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  • kumi January 31, 2012, 8:35 pm

    Wow Nami, it’s look tasty~
    I love tea :9
    Surely I’ll try this one. Thanks

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  • Abdul Rafeh December 18, 2013, 3:24 am

    eheh i know how you feel mrs.nami ^^ i am not fond of tea but all my family members drink upto three times a day ^^

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    • Nami December 19, 2013, 5:25 pm

      Hi Abdul! I drink tea all day! Thank you for your comment. :)

      Reply
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