Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
Chai is easy to make and wonderful to enjoy. It is often enjoyed after a meal of Curry. This particular recipe, known as Chiah (pronounced "chee-ah") is one of many variations served in Southern Asia and some parts of Africa. This recipe is from one of my favorite books: Extending the Table and was contributed by Selma Unruh.
- 3 tablespoons black tea leaves (or 3 tea bags)
- 5 cups boiling water
- 1 1⁄4 cups milk, heated
- 1⁄3-2⁄3 cup sugar
- 4 whole cloves
- 2 -3 cardamom pods, cracked open (or 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom)
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Steep tea in boiling water.
- Add milk, sugar, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon stick.
- Simmer 10 minutes to blend flavors.
- Strain and serve hot.
This was so soothing! I made this after a very difficult day at work, and it was so calming and smoothing. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.
A very nice, subtle tea which I enjoyed for breakfast this morning. I scaled the recipe down for one easily. Thanks, this was a treat! Made by the Looney Spoon Phoodies for Zaar World Tour#6.
This was nice, as you can see from my name I do like my tea. When I saw this, I thought! I must make it. Oh what a lovely flavour it has, I made it to the recipe with no changes just to make sure I tasted it the way you meant it to be. I think the wonderful thing about it was that it was so fragrant, as most Asian recipes are. very, very nice indeed. Made for ZWT#6 2010 Thank you so much for posting.