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June 6, 2015

Ginger Cardamom Tea Recipe - Inji Elakkai Tea

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Ginger cardamom tea
Ginger Cardamom tea / Inji elakkai tea must be the favorite tea of many. 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, drinking tea has some 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 ( Inji, elakkai tea) 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.
Ginger cardamom tea recipe

Indian Tea Recipe-Ginger Cardamom tea

Indian Tea Recipe-Ginger Cardamom tea How to make ginger,cardamom tea at home
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Cooking Basics
Serves: 1
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes

1 cup = 250 ml
  • Boiled Milk - 3/4 cup ( Thick milk)
  • Water - 4 tbsp
  • Sugar - 1.25-1.5 tsp
  • Tea powder - 1 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.
Ginger Cardamom Tea Recipe

  • Take the boiled milk in a milk pan or bowl. Add little water. If you use thick full cream 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.
Ginger Cardamom Tea Recipe

  • Remove the pan and strain the tea using a tea strainer or cloth filter. Serve in a glass or cup. Enjoy !
Ginger Cardamom Tea Recipe


  • Add more sugar based on your taste. My mom always adds less sugar because the sugar should not supress the taste and flavor 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 you 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 !

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Rafeeda AR said...

Just looking at this, I am feeling like making a tea for myself now...

Priya said...

I always add ginger to tea or make masala chai.What ever it is , tea is always THE best.

chow and chatter said...

looks great

Torviewtoronto said...

our favourite looks wonderful

Unknown said...

Superb tea,