Before understanding and reading more about Nathdwara ki chai, let us know a little about this place Nathdwara.
Nathdwara is a town in the state of Rajasthan. It is 48 kilometers North-East of Udaipur. There is a temple of ShriNathJi at Nathdwara and that’s what make it popular.
This is a special tea which is prepared with lots of ginger and fresh mint and the same is served in earthen cups, kulhad. It is so refreshing. All the flavors complementing each other so well. The chai is sold by the street vendors, who are also selling items like poha, dhokla, vadas, and a lot more. Nathdwara street market offers a great range of snacks and this very flavorful chai. However the same can be prepared at home too. And this blog is all about that.
Milk and water: I like my chai with an equal proportion of milk and water. However, this tea has more water and little milk. So the ratio is two parts water and one part milk.
Tea leaves and sugar: The standard one teaspoon of tea leaves have been used. Further sugar can be as per taste. I have used 2 tsp per cup.
Ginger and mint: These are the stars of Nathdwara ki Chai and this is what makes it so different and special. Enough ginger 1/2 an inch for 2 cups of water and 10-12 mint leaves per cup of water is used to make the Nathdwara ki chai.
I am a teaholic. I love trying different varieties of chai. And therefore there are a number of chai recipes on the blog. These including the very basic chai, the very rich and creamy Irani chai. You will also find the very aromatic Kashmiri kahwah. You can find the recipes here.
Who needs a reason to serve or relish chai? Right!?
PREP TIME 0 minutes
COOK TIME 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME 10 minutes
– 2 cups water
– 1 cup milk
– 3 tsp tea leaves (chai patti)
– 6 tsp sugar
– 1-1.5 inch ginger
– 25-30 fresh mint leaves (pudina ki patti)
1. This recipe makes 3 cups of chai.
2. In a pan heat 2 cups of water.
3. Let it come to a boil.
4. Add in 3 tsp tea leaves.
5. Reduce the flame and let it steep for 2 minutes.
6. Add 1 cup of milk.
7. Followed by 6 tsp of sugar.
8. Let it come to a boil.
9. Let it boil for a two to three minutes.
10. Strain it.
11. Serve hot. Bon appetite.
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