how to make chai

How to make chai | Perfect Chai Recipe

What is Chai?

Chai is a beverage; no chai is an emotion. A brewed mix of tea leaves, sugar, milk, and water is beyond any food and drink in India. People start off their day with a cuppa tea, pull off through the day with chai and someone like me who sits down to work after 10 p.m., chai is the necessity of that hour too. It is a meal. The “shaam ki chai” is that much important for the Indians as is breakfast for the rest of the world, maybe I am getting emotional, but the bottom line is that Indian love chai! I can go on and on and write about it, but it’s time to go back to work.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Perfect Chai Recipe

Chai is basically a mix of milk, water, tea leaves, and sweetener and spices optionally. Every person has his own tea taste. The quantity of the ingredients for chai recipe varies from kitchen to kitchen and from person to person in the same kitchen too. This recipe gives a universal taste of tea, which might not be absolutely awesome for everyone but won’t be totally ridiculous for anyone. Moderately milked and sweetened, chai has not been flavored with any spices, because I wanted that only chai flavor should be there, also because few might not like cardamom and some might just hate ginger in their tea. So let’s make chai a pleasure for all and disappointment for none.

Other chai recipes on the blog

I am a chai addict. I have strong will power and therefore I end up with just 4 cups a day. No more! And I love experimenting with it. Well, not many experiments with their favourites but chai for me is beyond favourite… it can never be bad. I am always happy with it. However, presently on the blog are few aromas which have a universal acceptance. Ginger tea, cardamom tea, masala tea, tea using condensed milk (yes the last is one of my experiments, successful experiment).

How to serve chai

I love some salted snacks with my chai. Whole wheat mathri being my favorite. You can view the recipe here.

How to make Chai

1.This recipe make 2 cups of chai.

how to make chai

2.Add 2 cups of water in a sauce pan. Let it simmer for 2 minutes.

how to make chai

3.Add in 3 tsp sugar and 2 tsp tea leaves.

how to make chai

4.Let it simmer for 2 minutes.

how to make chai

5.Next goes in 1 cup of milk.

how to make chai

6.Now let the chai come to a boil. Let it boil for 2-3 minutes.

how to make chai

7.If you are not happy with the color of your chai (that’s very important) add in approximately ½ tsp of tea leaves.

how to make chai

8.Simmer for 2 more minutes.

how to make chai

9.Strain it.

how to make chai

10.Serve hot. Bon appétit!

how to make chai

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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