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Indian Chai- My Way

Updated on February 12, 2012

Hello fellow hubbers! Here is a wonderful Indian Chai (tea) recipe for you. I normally make this when it is really cold out, but also drink it just whenever I feel like it. The spices help to warm me up. I hope you enjoy this as well.

Ingredients (for 2 cups):

1. Water- 1 and 3/4 cups

2. Milk- 1/2 cup (any kind of milk you normally use)

3. Sugar- to taste (I don't put any in because I like my tea without sugar)

4. Ginger powder- 1/4 teaspoon OR 1/8 clove of whole garlic cut into halves (optional)

5. Black pepper- 1/8 teaspoon

6. Clove-1 whole

7. Tea leaves- 2 teaspoons OR 2 teabags


Pour water and milk into a saucepan and bring to a simmer on medium. Add tea leaves or tea bags to the simmering pot. Then turn heat up to medium high and let tea steep into the water as it boils. Next add spices and continue to boil. The spices should be boiled into the tea for at least 5 minutes. Then turn heat to low-medium and simmer for a minute. Then turn off and let everything sit until boiling and simmering have stopped.

If you have used tea leaves, use a strainer to strain the tea leaves as you are pouring the tea into the cups. If you have used tea bags, you can use a spoon to prevent the tea bags from falling into the cups as you are pouring the tea. This preparation serves 2 people but you can adjust the quantities for more people if you need to.

I hope you try to prepare this tea. It is really tasty and makes me feel warm. I hope it will help you to feel good too. As always, comments, thoughts and ideas are greatly welcomed!


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      rlaha 6 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

      Hi Alisha4u! I am glad that you enjoy the same chai as I do :). Thanks for stopping by!

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      alisha4u 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Indian Chai....Followed the same Recipe Since Childhood.. ;) It's great that you shared it....

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      rlaha 6 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

      Hi Vinaya. Drinking it in a clay cup is the best way to have it :) Thanks for stopping by!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      I have been to India and drank Indian Chai. I remember drinking chai in a mud cup when i was in Lucknow.

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      rlaha 6 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

      Hi Cebutouristspot. I hope it turns out well for you and that you will like it :). Thank you so much for stopping by!

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      cebutouristspot 6 years ago from Cebu

      I am looking forward to try this. I hope that I will like it. Thanks for sharing

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      rlaha 6 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

      Hi Nityanandagaurang: Thank you for sharing. Yes, everyone has a different way of making Indian chai, but this is how I make it. Thank you for stopping by!

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      nityanandagaurang 6 years ago

      Although i am making and drinking tea since long time but i like your way.interesting and sharing.

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      rlaha 6 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

      Hi Soumyasrajan: I am glad you were able to warm up with the chai :). Thanks for the invitation. Next time I am in India I will try to visit Mumbai.

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      soumyasrajan 6 years ago from Mumbai India and often in USA

      By chance while reading your comment here in Mumbai near sea shore with a little colder atmosphere, I did have a cup of chai in my hand rlaha. Thank u. Want to enjoy just come over some time to Mumbai.

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      rlaha 6 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

      Hi soumyasrajan: Thank you! I hope you can enjoy this chai :). Thanks for stopping by!

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      soumyasrajan 6 years ago from Mumbai India and often in USA

      Hey nice article rlaha! Enjoyed seeing recipe of chai with full flavors.


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