Elaichi Tea, Indian Cardamom Tea, Elaichi Chaa
by Tarla Dalal
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In India, chaai is one beverage that transcends all seasons. Even in the sweltering summer, when you do not feel like having anything hot, everybody yearns for a cup of milky elaichi tea to boost their senses!
And when that elaichi tea is perked up with flavourful and aromatic cardamom, it is all the more exciting to the taste buds. Enjoy this Indian cardamom tea hot and fresh with your favourite savouries, over the company of good friends, and it becomes an experience to remember.
Elaichi Chai is a very famous hot beverage originated from India. Rainy or winter days, it is a go to beverage. It is one of the favourite drinks among Indians. The day starts with a cup of chai or coffee and feels incomplete without it. Indian cardamom tea or elaichi tea is a popular beverage made using a handful of aromatic ingredients. The quantity of all the ingredients varies from person to person. Every household has their own style of making elaichi wali chai.
As the name suggests, elaichai chai or cardamom tea literally translates to cardamom flavoured tea. The flavor of the tea is very powerful, it is basically made by brewing black tea leaves with cardamom.
We have made cardamom tea by combining water, tea leaves, sugar and crushed cardamom and boiled it together. The colour and flavour of the elaichi chai will largely depend upon the strength of tea powder so, always make use of good quality tea powder or tea leaves. Once it is boiled, we have added milk to it and boiled for 3-4 minutes. You can add milk according to your preference depending on how you like your cardamom tea. Strain and serve hot.
If you start walking around the streets of India, you will see a chaiwala around every corner selling tea with biscuits or cream rolls. Be it day or night. Late nights, the chai wala’s are seen selling tea (also elaichi tea) on their cycles. Tea is one of the very famous beverage and people usually start their day with tea and some breakfast.
Start your day with Cardamom tea and serve it with biscuits or any of your favourite snack.
Learn to make elaichi tea recipe | Indian cardamom tea | elaichi chaa | elaichi wali chai | with detailed step by step recipe photos and video below.
- Combine 1 cup of water, tea leaves, sugar and cardamom, mix well and boil on a medium flame for 3 minutes.
- Add the milk, mix well and boil on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Serve elaichi chai immediately.
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Elaichi Tea, Indian Cardamom Tea, Elaichi Chaa recipe with step by step photos
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