The day of Indians never complete without a chai.Be it morning or evening,drinking a tea/chai makes us refreshing and energetic.Not just that,tea has many health benefits too.In my family,my dad and FIL loves to have tea both in morning and evening.My mom always makes tea with cardamom.Whereas my MIL adds ginger with cardamom to improve digestion.By watching my mom and MIL,I learnt how to make a good,flavorful tea.I love to attempt varieties of tea and shared Masala chai,Assam tea and ginger tea recipes already.In this post,I have shared a basic tea recipe adding ginger and cardamom for beginners.Hope it would be useful .Ok,Lets see how to make inji,elaichi tea now.
Indian Tea Recipe-Ginger Cardamom tea
How to make ginger,cardamom tea at home
Prep time:5 Minutes
Cook time:5 Minutes
Total time:10 Minutes
1 cup = 200 ml
Boiled Milk - 3/4 cup ( Thick milk)
Water - 2-4 tbsp
Sugar - 1.25-1.5 tsp
Tea powder-3/4 tsp ( I use 3 roses brand)
Ginger - 2 inch piece
Cardamom - 1 no
Wash and peel the skin of ginger.Crush it along with cardamom using a mortar & pestle.Keep aside.
Take the boiled milk in a milk pan or bowl.Add little water.If u use thick milk add 1/4 cup of water for 3/4 cup of milk.If using thin milk,add just 2 tbsp of water.
To this add sugar and tea powder.Add the crushed ginger & cardamom seed.Keep the flame medium and boil the tea for 2 minutes.The essence of ginger and cardamom would be absorbed well.
Remove the pan and strain the tea using a tea strainer or cloth filter. Serve in a glass or cup.Enjoy !
Add more sugar based on your taste.My mom always adds less sugar because the sugar should not supress the taste of tea.
You can make this tea by adding ginger or cardamom alone.
Tea tastes good only if water is added to the milk.So a tea should not be thick.
If u want strong and nice colored tea,add more tea powder and allow it to boil for more time.
Try this easy and flavorful tea.Enjoy your evening time !