My 51st recipe, "Ginger Cardamom Chai", one of the most consumed beverages in the world and my absolute favorite. When growing up my mother always made me drink Complan as hot beverage. Yes, I am a complan girl 🙂 I never liked the taste of it though. Only sometimes, she used to give me tea. It used to be only a kind of special occasion beverage for me 🙁
Days have rolled over and now-a-days, I always start my day with a refreshing cup of hot tea. These days they tend to add all kinds of spices to the tea packets. So I like the tea the way it is, simple and refreshing. But I will always like to add ginger and cardamom to make this extra special chai, which I absolutely adore. Though it is a very simple recipe, wanted to post it now, since there is no better beverage to keep yourself warm in this cold winter weather. Always a trustworthy drink to fight off the nagging cold and keep you energetic throughout the day.
Ginger Cardamom Chai
Ginger Cardamom Chai
- 3 Cups Milk
- 3 tsp Tea Powder
- 1 inch Ginger
- 3 Cardamom Pods
- 3 tsp Sugar
- First take the milk in a vessel. Crush the ginger and cardamom pods and add to the milk.
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- Add the tea powder and bring the milk to a boil. It took me about 10 mins. Reduce the flame to medium and leave it for another 5 mins.
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- Turn off the flame and filter the tea to a clean container. Add required sugar to the tea and mix well.
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- Serve hot.<img src="//revi.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/ginger-chai-1.jpg" alt="ginger cardamom chai" width="100%"/>
Please tell me how you keep your milk from curdling when you add the ginger to the milk.
Hi Jessica, you need to add the ginger along with the cold milk and then bring the milk to a boil. By this way the milk will not curdle 100% of time. I do this everyday. I haven't tried adding ginger to hot milk and test though. But I assume that there is a slight chance of the milk curdling.
This is super gorgeous!