ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Karak Tea Recipe

Updated on October 20, 2018
benjoom profile image

Hi, I am Chandrima, a full-time blogger, article writer, reviewer, food lover, and social media influencer Passionate about my Dreams.

Indian Karak Tea
Indian Karak Tea

Cook Time

Prep time: 2 min
Cook time: 6 min
Ready in: 8 min
Yields: Serves two person

The Secret Recipe of Karak Tea or Chai

What is Karak Tea or Chai?

Karak Tea or Chai ("Chai" is a Hindi word, meaning Tea), a hot beverage drink prepared by most Indian families. During the winter, a cup of hot "Karak" and "Samosa" is an ideal combination. As the name suggests, "Karak" means Strong while "Chai" meaning Tea, therefore Karak Tea is also known as Strong Tea.

Preparing Tea sounds an easy recipe, however, there are twists to prepare Karak Tea.

One hot brewing cup of Karak Chai with a sensational smell and a refreshing taste will keep you refreshed for a long time.

What are the ingredients required to prepare Karak Tea?

  • Milk.
  • Tea Leaves.
  • Water.
  • Cinnamon Stick.
  • Cloves.
  • Crushed Cardamom.
  • Crushed Ginger.
  • Sugar.
  • Tea Saucepan and Cups for Serving.


Switch on your gas flame and put on the saucepan. Pour half glass of water and allow to boil vigorously for a few seconds. Now add the spices one by one. Add 1 piece of whole cinnamon stick, 4 to 5 cloves, 4 to 5 crushed cardamom, 1 inch of crushed ginger. Cover with a lid and allow to boil, until you can get a strong smell of the spices coming out.

Remove the lid and add a cup of fresh milk or evaporated milk, according to the availability, further let it boil for one more minute. Now, add the tea leaves and boil for one Minute until you see the brown coloration and the mixture trying to expand and pour out from your saucepan. Add sugar to taste.

Put the gas on a low flame and cover with lid for one more minute. Switch off the flame and strain the tea in a teapot.

Now, take the cup and pour the tea into the cup from a height in a way that it should foam.

That's it, Your Karak Chai is ready for serving.

I can guarantee you, one sip of this Karak Chai will give you phenomenal refreshment!

Final Verdict:

Karak Chai preparation includes spices having medicinal properties, therefore Indian families drink it, on and often, to get relief from a headache, sinus pain, cough and cold, last but not the least, a Great Gossip Cup!

Wherever people tasted Chai Karak outside India, be in the UK, the US or the Middle East, people appreciated and liked the taste. This made Karak Tea as one of the popular time pass hot beverages.

In Middle - East, there are several famous retail chains, like "Filli Cafe", "Tea Time", selling only Karak Tea as their main product. You may not believe, but on a Weekend you need to book a table at these places to sit and enjoy a hot cup of Karak Tea!

So, prepare this tea at home and enjoy drinking with light snacks. Do like, comment and share if you love this popular Indian Strong Tea.

© 2018 Chandrima


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)