Makhmali Chai

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Recipe for Indian chai with step by step pictures and a quick recipe video

What is Indian chai?

Chai is a hot beverage made using tea leaves, milk, water, sugar. In this particular recipe I have used condensed milk which makes it very silky, creamy and smooth. It is ready in no time but it has such flavour as if it has been simmered for long. One secret ingredient i.e. condensed milk does everything in Indian chai recipe.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Indian chai

Any chai calls for tea leaves, some milk and some sugar. But not this one!! Yes you heard it right… as in you read it right. This chai does not use regular milk and sugar. It asks for condensed milk. And I have to mention that I make condensed milk at home. Addition of spoonful of condensed milk will take your cuppa to another level. I have kept is very basic… because I wanted to relish the flavour of chai… simple chai. It can be flavoured with ginger, cardamom and other spices, as you like your tea.

Other chai recipe on the blog is masala chai.

Makhmali Chai

A rich and creamy Indian tea – Makhmali Chai

Indian Chai Recipe

Prep time  Nil
Cook time 5 minutes
Total time 5 minutes
Makes 1 cup

Ingredients for makhmali chai

  • 1.5 cup water
  • 1 tsp tea leaves
  • 1 tbsp condensed milk

How to make Indian chai

1. Simmer water

Take 1.5 cup water in a sauce pan. Let it come to a simmering boil.

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2. Add tea leaves

Add 1 tsp tea leaves. Simmer on low flame for 2 minutes.

Makhmali Chai 2

3. Add condensed milk

Add 1 tbsp of condensed milk. You may add less if you like your tea less sweet.

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4. Simmer

Let it simmer for a couple of minutes. Thereafter strain it.

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5. Bon appétit

Serve makhmali chai with parathas or snacks of your choice.

Indian chai


  • You can flavor tea with some cardamoms or ginger.

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