Ginger Cardamom Indian Tea Recipe , how to make adrak wali chai

Priya Joshi | Jul 22, 2016 | 8 Comments so far

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Adrak Wali chai is probably the best drink in this rainy season.Ginger tea is a very common indian beverage made from tea leaves and fresh ginger. its is called as adrak chai or adrak wali chai in india because Ginger is known as "Adrak" in hindi.There are lot of health benefits of ginger mentioned in ayurveda. Most common benefit we know about Ginger is fighting against cold. well, Cold is the most common situation in rainy season. and this tea will definitely makes relief(atleast for me).
Coming back to the recipe,
Tea is the most common Indian beverage and made in all homes of india. 

I am a HUGE Tea lover and i usually make this Adrak wali chai in the morning and in evening.The aroma, flavor and taste of ginger is something we are extremely fond of in our tea. When it comes to indian tea, i usually add milk in it. I love a bit milky tea.

Because i am tea lover, i Love to read about tea histories and i have shared few facts about tea here.
Some savory snacks like chakri,pakora goes best with indian tea.

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Recipe Details for making Ginger cardamom tea below:

  Recipe Adrak wali chai-how to make Ginger tea

Prep Time : 0 min
Cook Time :5-7 min
Total Time :7 min max.
Serves :1 cup tea
Cuisine :Indian
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 medium spoon black tea leaves/chai patti
  • Sugar to taste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste/grated ginger
  • 2 pods cardamom
  • 1/2 cup milk
  1. Take some steel deep vessel OR tea pan and put on the stove.
  2. Add water and lighly pressed cardamom pods into the vessel. bring the water boil for 2 min.
  3. now add the tea leaves and simmer for about 1 to 2 minutes till the water gets a deep hue of red.
  4. simmering makes the tea strong. if you prefer a light version, then just add the tea leaves to the water. cover and allow the tea leaves to steep in the hot spiced water for 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. add hot milk and Ginger paste then strain the tea.if adding cold milk, then simmer for a minute or two.
  6. strain the tea through a strainer right into the cups.
  7. serve the hot ginger tea or chai or adrak chai with indian snacks like pakoras or samosas. you could also serve the ginger tea with biscuits,toast or cookies.
    • You can boil ginger paste along with cardamom pods as well. It will also give nice flavor. But i usually prefer to add it at last.

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    1. Priya @asmallbite
      Perfect chai for this monsoon season.

    2. Who doesn't love a ginger cardamom tea? Yours look super tasty! Yummy share! :)

    3. Best tea during monsoons . Just I had a cup of adrak elaichi chai.Lovely.

    4. I love ginger tea! We drink it to remedy an upset stomach and leisure sipping. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    5. Perfect beverage for monsoon, I am also a tea lover..yours chai looks so yummy 😊

    6. Even though I don't drink chai every day, but whenever I crave for milk tea I go for this ginger cardamom tea. This looks awesome. I think this is the time for me to get up and smell the ginger-cardamom tea. :)


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