Chai/Tea–The Indian way

For the chai lovers here comes a freshly brewed cuppa. Ginger and Cardamom or the intoxicating fragrance of the freshly ground spices added to the chai while it is boiling away merrily add a zing to the good old method of brewing a cup of plain Chai.

Ingredients :

1 tbsp each of the following spices:

  • Cardamom
  • Cinnamon
  • Pepper
  • Cloves
  • Dry ginger

Method :

Heat all the above mentioned spices in the microwave for about a minute. Powder them fine and store the spice powder in an airtight container.


  • 250 ml milk
  • 100 ml water
  • 1/2 tsp of spice powder
  • 3 tsps sugar
  • 2 tsps tea leaves

Pour the milk and water into a pan. Add the spice powder and sugar and bring to a boil. Simmer gently for a minute and then add the tea leaves. Simmer again for a minute. Switch off and shut the pan tightly with a lid. Allow the flavours to infuse for about two minutes. Strain the tea and serve hot.

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