Elaichi Tea, Indian Cardamom Tea, Elaichi Chaa

Elaichi Tea,  Indian Cardamom Tea, Elaichi Chaa

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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.

Elaichi Tea, Indian Cardamom Tea, Elaichi Chaa recipe - How to make Elaichi Tea, Indian Cardamom Tea, Elaichi Chaa

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 servings
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Ingredients


For Elaichi Tea
1 1/2 tbsp tea leaves
2 1/2 tbsp sugar
3 crushed cardamom (elaichi)
1 cup milk

Method
For elaichi tea

    For elaichi tea
  1. Combine 1 cup of water, tea leaves, sugar and cardamom, mix well and boil on a medium flame for 3 minutes.
  2. Add the milk, mix well and boil on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve elaichi chai immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy197 cal
Protein4.3 g
Carbohydrates24.9 g
Fiber0 g
Fat6.5 g
Cholesterol16 mg
Sodium19 mg
Elaichi Tea Video by Tarla Dalal
Elaichi Tea, Indian Cardamom Tea, Elaichi Chaa recipe with step by step photos

Other Chai recipes

  1. For most Indians, the day starts with a cup of chai or coffee and feels incomplete without it. Chai or tea is a popular beverage made using a handful of aromatic ingredients. The quantity of all the ingredients varies from person to person. Below we have given a detailed recipe of elaichi tea recipe | Indian cardamom tea | elaichi chaa | elaichi wali chai | but our website also has other chai recipes which you may like to try :

How to make Elaichi Tea

  1. To prepare elaichi tea recipe | Indian cardamom tea | elaichi chaa | elaichi wali chai | in a saucepan or deep-pan add 1 cup of water. 
  2. Add tea leaves.  The colour of the elaichi tea | Indian cardamom tea | elaichi chaa | elaichi wali chai | will largely depend upon the strength of tea leaves so, always make use of good quality tea powder or tea leaves. 
  3. Add sugar. Sugar can be swapped with powdered jaggery. To enhance the flavour of your cup of elaichi tea, you can also add green tea leaves or ginger root.
  4. Add cardamom. We have coarsely crushed the elaichi in a mortar pestle and kept the peel intact before adding. 
  5. Mix well and boil the tea.
  6. Simmer on a medium flame for 3 minutes or until the color of the water changes to a yellowish hue. You can increase or decrease the time of simmering, depending upon how strong you prefer the tea. If you prefer a strong version, increase the simmering time, and check the color.
  7. Add the milk. Vegans can make use of almond milk or soy milk whereas health-conscious people can make use of low-fat milk. Some people prefer a milky tea, while some like less milk, so add more or less milk as per your liking.
  8. Mix well and boil on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  9. Strain immediately using a strainer and discard the tea powder mixture.
  10. Serve elaichi tea | Indian cardamom tea | elaichi chaa | elaichi wali chai | immediately.

Reviews

Elaichi Tea, Indian Cardamom Tea, Elaichi Chaa
 on 05 Jan 20 11:42 AM
5

Love this recipe... I added a tea spoon of condensed milk and reduced the quantity of sugar. It was amazing!!!
Tarla Dalal
16 Jan 20 12:53 PM
   Great idea Asra, good to see you do the switch and we will also suggest that to our readers.
Elaichi Tea, Indian Cardamom Tea, Elaichi Chaa
 on 21 Jun 19 04:29 PM
5

What type of tea leaves do I use
Tarla Dalal
27 Jun 19 12:57 PM
   Totally depends on you!!
Elaichi Tea, Indian Cardamom Tea, Elaichi Chaa
 on 26 May 19 06:27 PM
5

Awesome nd easy recipes mam. Thank u
Tarla Dalal
28 May 19 10:26 AM
   Glad you liked the recipe! Do try out more recipes and share your experience with us. Happy cooking!
Elaichi Tea, Indian Cardamom Tea, Elaichi Chaa
 on 26 Mar 19 11:29 AM
5

Toooooo much sugar
Tarla Dalal
27 Mar 19 09:23 AM
   You can adjust the quantity of sugar as per your personal preference.
Elaichi Tea, Indian Cardamom Tea, Elaichi Chaa
 on 14 Jan 19 08:06 PM
5

I always make Elaichi tea.. its really nice in taste
Tarla Dalal
15 Jan 19 10:32 AM
   Delighted to know you liked the recipe. Do try more & more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
Elaichi Tea, Indian Cardamom Tea, Elaichi Chaa
 on 10 Jul 18 03:56 AM
5

I tried this tea and it was delicious test.i love it.
Tarla Dalal
10 Jul 18 09:01 AM
   Hi Urvashi, We are delighted you loved the Elaichi tea recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking!
Elaichi Tea
 on 28 May 15 04:14 PM
5

I love the flavour of cardamom. Its simply divine. When elaichi tea is made, full house is filled with the sweet aroma. Very refreshing tea.