Elachi Chai | Cardamom Chai is one of the most loved chai (tea) variant in India. We Indians love our chai and for every mood and season there is a particular blend of chai. We prefer strong chai on a tiring day day or a flavored chai like cardamom chai when we have guests. Ginger, cardamom and clove (masala chai) is preferred on a rainy or wintery day.
Must Try Chai | Tea Recipes
Chai or Chaa is Indian word for Tea. I am not a tea lover or tea addict. But I love trying new flavours of tea. Though one cup of tea is all have in a day, I experiment a lot with it. I sometimes add ginger or cardamom or both with some cloves and cinnamon.
My Tea Time with ‘Anywhere But Home’ by Anu Vaaidyanathan
Though I prefer to have my cup of tea in the morning after breakfast. Sometimes I skip it to have it in the evening when I squeeze time to read a book or write a blog post. After a weeklong holidays, lil’M is back to school. To absorb the silence of the house, I thought of engaging myself by reading a book. Going through the book shelf, my eyes caught this book ‘Anywhere But Home’ by ‘Anu Vaaidyanathan’. After devouring myself to e-reading for months, reading a paperback book took time for me to adjust. But when I hold the book in my hands bringing it near to smell. Ahhh….The smell from the new book is intoxicating like the smell of freshly brewed ‘Cardamom Tea’.
Running my fingers over the embossed letters on the cover page, the feel, which I really miss when I read an e-book made me hook to the book soon. The book Anywhere But Home by Anu Vaidyanathan is all about her ‘love for sports’. The book captures a veritable Venn Diagram of Family, Friendships and Prayer, where Anu occasionally found herself at the intersection of all three when approaching milestones in sport and in real-life, through what is every young person’s reality today, itinerancy. With color pictures of her milestones, achievements, etc., this book which is categorised as ‘Memorable Book of 2016’ list on Amazon is an inspiring book to read. I am bowled by the charm of words spelled by the author.
Cardamom Tea | Elaichi Chai
Coming back to the recipe, Cardamom Tea and we fondly call it Elaichi wali Chai is perfect on any winter or rainy day. The soothing taste of Cardamom | Elaichi when blend with tea powder, the aroma uplifts and the taste soothes the soul.
You can easily buy Anywhere But Home by Anu Vaidyanathan at Amazon by clicking on the link.
- 1 Cup Milk
- 1½ cup Water
- 1 ½ tbsp. Tea Powder, I used Taj Mahal
- 3 Green Cardamoms | Elaichi
- 3 tbsp. Sugar
How to make Elaichi Chai | Cardamom Chai
- Remove the skin and crush the cardamom pods coarsely.
- Boil milk and set aside. In a sauce pan, add water along with coarsely ground cardamom, tea powder and sugar.
- Boil until the water is reduced to half. Now add milk and boil on low flame by whisking gently in between for 3-4 times. (Whisking the tea make it tastier, try it!).
- When the consistency is reduced to 2/3, using a strainer, strain and pour into the tea glasses.
- Serve hot.
- Add love to make this tea taste 'Yummy'.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 136Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 71mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 19gProtein: 4g