Chai – Milky tea with aromatic spices


Snowy evenings lend themselves to piping hot, sugary masala chai. Yesterday was one such day and I enjoyed this with hot pakoras as well.

Stuff you will need:

Tea leaves – 2 tsp
Milk – 1/2 cup
Ginger – small bit crushed
Cloves – 1 crushed
Cardomon – 1 crushed
Sugar to taste

How to make it?

Boil half a cup of water. Add crushed spices and sugar. When you can actually smell the ginger add tea leaves and lower heat to simmer and steep for about 2-3 minutes. Add milk and let is boil slowly. When it rises, turn heat off, filter and enjoy.

Serves one

Special Notes:

Black pepper can be substituted for cloves.


6 thoughts on “Chai – Milky tea with aromatic spices

  1. hmm..
    i try to imagine the taste..
    it’s like…
    a mix of sweet and warmness..

    very suitable for a snowy day..
    either morning or afternoon..

    this beverage is also present in Malaysian cuisine, but the name is TEH TARIK, also a mixture of milk and tea..

  2. @neorhazes: It definitely is warm and sweet. I love it when it is cold outside. Pakoras are deep fried vegetable fritters. Definitely goes well with chai.

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