The choice of chai flavor usually differs from person to person. Different types of chai tea offer different tastes, health benefits, and nutrition. Therefore, here I’m going to share 7-different types of chai recipes, which are authentic in taste and popular among Indians. So, whether you are an Indian or Indian Cuisine lover, you can try any of the following recipes to get a different taste than regular tea. I hope you will fall in love with all the following tea flavors.
7– Different Types of Chai Recipes
Here are 7-different types of Chai recipes of my choice:
- Kashmiri Noon Chai
- Mumbai Cutting Chai
- Chocolate Chai Tea
- Saffron Chai (Kesar Masala Chai)
- Kadak Adrak Wali Chai
- Sulaimani Chai
- Golden Turmeric Chai
1. Kashmiri Noon Chai
For Kashmiri Chai
- Whole Milk: 1-cup
- Star Anise: 2
- Kashmiri Chai Leaves: 2-tablespoons (you can also use green tea leaves)
- Sea Salt or Kosher Salt: ¼-teaspoon
- Sweetener: 2 to 2.5-tablespoon
- Heaped Baking Soda: 1/8-teaspoon
- Green Cardamom Pods: 6-8
- Water: 1-cup
- Milk and Whipped Cream: ½-cup (half and a half or 1 part milk+1 part whipped cream)
- Cinnamon Stick: 1-inch (optional)
- Whole Cloves: 2 (optional)
- Pistachios and Crushed Almonds: for serving
For Ice Water
- Ice Cubes: 3-large
- Water: 1-cup (room temperature)
- Mix the water with ice in a pot or glass and keep it aside to make ice water.
- To make chai put a saucepan into high heat and heat it well. Then add cloves, Kashmiri chai leaves, green cardamom pods, cinnamon, star anise, and water. Bring it to boil. After boiling, add baking soda to it. Now again, boil it on high it about 6 minutes.
- This process makes the water green to pink color, and if it does not become pink, you can add another 1/8 teaspoon baking soda. This time also the texture of water evaporate.
- Now add the hard ice water, sweetener, milk, salt, and a half and half. Start it to bring a light boil. (At this time, never boil tea for too long, turn of the flame as soon as it starts to boil lightly). With a strainer, strain the tea. Serve it into teacups with crushed almonds and pistachios.
- Total Calories: 187
2. Mumbai Cutting Chai
- Ginger: ½-inch (grated)
- Sugar: 2-tablespoons
- Milk: ½-cup
- Cardamom: 2-3 (crushed)
- Water: 2-cups
- Tea Powder: 2-teaspoons
- Place a tea vessel on high heat with water.
- Add sugar, ginger, and cardamom with it. Bring it to boil for 4 minutes.
- Now add tea powder. Again boil it for 5 minutes into medium heat. Then put the milk and boil it for a couple of minutes.
- Remove the tea vessel from the gas and strain it.
- Serve this with biscuit or vada pav.
3. Chocolate Chai Tea
- Cocoa Powder: 1.5 to 2-teaspoons
- Water: 1-cup
- Chai Tea Bags: 2 (can be used black tea bags)
- Milk: ½-cup
- Sugar: according to taste
- For Garnish: chocolate chips and whipped topping
- Place the pan into moderate heat. Add water, tea bags, and milk. When the water becomes warm, add cocoa powder. Now bring it to a boil. Remove the tea from the heat and filter it.
- Pour the tea into the teacup. Add whipped cream over the topped and decorate it with some chocolate chips. Serve it warm.
- Total Calories-77
4. Saffron Chai (Kesar Masala Chai)
- Cardamom Powder: 1-teaspoon
- Saffron: 12-strands
- Water: 1-cup
- Pepper: ½-teaspoon (ground)
- Milk: 1 ½-cup
- Sugar: 1 ½-tablespoons (you can add sugar as per your taste)’
- Black Tea Leaves: 1-tablespoon (can be used in black tea bags also)
- Cinnamon Stick: 1-inch
- Add pepper, saffron strands, cardamom powder, cinnamon stick, and water in a saucepan. Bring it to boil over medium-low heat for 4 minutes.
- Now stir sugar and milk. Turn the flame into low heat and again start to boil it for 8 minutes.
- Filter the tea and pour tea into cups. Sprinkle some saffron strands in each cup on the top.
- Serve it with vegetables, samosas, or cookies.
- Total Calories-57
5. Kadak Adrak Wali Chai
- Milk: 3-tablespoon
- Black Tea Leaves: 1 and ½-teaspoon
- Water: 2-cups
- Sugar: 3-teaspoon
- Ginger: ½-inch (crushed)
- Place a saucepan with water into high flame. When it comes to starting boil add ginger, then turn the flame on low heat and boil it for 1 minute.
- Boil for another minute after adding the sugar and tea leaves. Then add the milk and continue to boil for 1 minute. Strain it and serve hot.
- Total Calories-31
6. Sulaimani Chai
- Jaggery: to taste
- Star Anise: 1
- Ginger: 1-teaspoon (grated)
- Cinnamon: 1-piece
- Cardamom: 4
- Tea Powder: ½-teaspoon
- Lemon Juice: to taste
- Water: 1 ¼-cup
- Cloves: 2
- Boil water in a pan. Add cinnamon, grated ginger, star anise, cardamom, and cloves. Let it boil for 3 minutes.
- Add tea and again re-boil it for another 3 minutes. Stir jaggery and mix well until dissolved.
- Then add lemon juice. Strain it and serve immediately.
7. Golden Turmeric Chai
- Black Tea: 4-bags
- Milk: 4-cups
- Water: 4-cups
- Turmeric: 1-tablespoon (ground)
- Ginger: 1 to 2-inches (sliced, peeled)
- Vanilla Extract: ½-teaspoon
- Honey: ¼-cup
- Whole Cloves: 10
- Cracked Black Pepper: as required
- Cinnamon: 3-sticks (about 3 inches)
- Add pepper, ginger, cinnamon sticks, water, and cloves in a saucepan. Place it over high heat.
- Turn the heat down to medium after it begins to boil. Let it boil for five minutes.
- Now remove the saucepan from heat and add tea bags into it. Steep it for 5 minutes. Filter the tea. Then put turmeric, vanilla, and honey into it. You can store this chai tea mix in the fridge for several days.
- Preparing each cup of chai, first heat 8-oz. of milk and mix it with prepared chai tea mix. (Stir the chai tea mix before combining it with the milk).
- Serve it hot.
- Total Calories-115.28
Here I have tried to give some classic chai teas recipes which are flavorful and authentic in taste. Again, all the recipes are easy to implement and do not require much kitchen stuff. Then, why are you waiting for? Let’s give them a try.
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