Ada diye Cha aka Adrak wali Chai aka Indian Ginger Tea needs no introduction if you are a tea lover. Even if you are not (like me) you must have seen it being prepared regularly at home if you are from a chai-loving Indian family. Internationally Indian Tea these days is referred to as Chai Tea!
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Mehebub was horrified when I told him that I am about to write the recipe for simple Indian Tea. I told him, you need to know a certain trick to make tea perfectly. Needless to say, it is important and hence. here I am with the recipe.
Ada diye Cha aka Adrak wali chai!
A day started with a cup of strong Indian Ginger Tea is nothing but bliss. You need a few basic ingredients and need to know the right process for making it. it takes 15 minutes to make perfect Adrak Wali Chai. In this post, I will be sharing the right tricks to make perfect Ada diye Chaa.
Ingredients- Ada Cha aka Adrak Chai, Debjani's preference!
Every Indian family is having their own best recipe for Chai aka Chaa. With almost similar ingredients, we all have our special recipe for Chai Tea!
Some prefer their Chai Kadak (Kora in Bengali); while some prefer it with sugar (some without Sugar); and some prefer extra milk while some love it with less milk. The Ginger Tea (Adrak Wali Chai) recipe I am sharing is my family's preferred version!
Apart from Tea leaves, Ginger and Green Cardamom are two mandatory ingredients for Adrak Chai. This particular type of tea is loaded with the goodness of Ginger and Cardamom. These two ingredients not only make tea flavorful but also healthy.
- Sugar- You can substitute Sugar with Jaggery for a more earthy flavor.
- Milk- I prefer to use full-cream milk while making desi chai however, you can opt for toned milk.
- Vegan Chai- To make the Indian Chai Vegan, substitute milk with coconut milk or almond milk and sugar with jaggery or coconut sugar.
In India, there are several Tea recipes available. In fact, each state is having more than one recipe! I don't think it is possible to share all those recipes here. On this blog, I have posted the recipe for Kashmiri Pink Tea which you can check and I will post other recipes soon!
Try to use a proper saucepan to make the tea! A heavy-duty saucepan just works best while making Aada Cha.
CTC Tea Leaves work best while making Indian Chai with milk and ginger.
In India, we believe a cup of hot Ginger tea works amazingly against cold and sinuses.
No, they taste different! We do not use Masala in Ginger Cardamom Tea!
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Here's how I make Ada diye Cha aka Adrak wali Chai at Debjanir Rannaghar!Print
Adrak wali Chai aka Ada diye Cha aka Indian Ginger Tea is an Indian beverage that needs no introduction.
- 1.5 Tbsp. Tea Leaves (preferably CTC Tea)
- 3 cups Milk
- 2 cups Water
- 2 Tbsp. Sugar
- 2" Ginger
- 4-5 Green Cardamom
Perfect Adrak Chai Recipe
- Take 2" Ginger and peel the skin.
- Now crush the Ginger.
- Crush Green Cardamom (4-5) as well.
- I use Water and Milk in a ratio of 2 Cups. 3 Cups.
- You can use an equal quantity of water and milk as well.
- Add two cups of water to the saucepan or bowl you are using for making Ginger Tea.
- Bring the water to a boil.
- Now add crushed Ginger and add crushed Green Cardamom as well.
- Do not discard the skin of cardamom; it gives added aroma to the Cardamom Chai.
- Mix using a spoon.
- Let it boil for a minute on high flame.
- Now add 2 Tbsp. Sugar.
- Let it boil for a minute.
- The sugar will release some moisture
- Now add 1.5 Tbsp. Tea Leaves.
- Mix with a spoon and boil for a minute.
- Now add 3 Cups of Milk.
- The milk should be at room temperature.
- Cover with a lid and boil for 3 minutes at low temperature.
- Open the lid and let the Chai boil for 3 more minutes at medium temperature.
- Meanwhile, mix with a spoon to incorporate the tea leaves sticking on the pan.
- If you prefer your tea on the lighter side. you can switch the flame off at this point.
- We prefer Kadak Chai aka Kora Cha (strong flavors).
- To make the tea strong, you have to boil it for 3 more minutes.
- Before straining the Chai, mix with a spoon.
- Strain the Ginger Cardamom tea in a Teapot of your choice.
- In case you are not having the Tea then and there, you can re-heat it however, there is nothing like freshly prepared Chai.
- The quantity of the ingredients I have used will make the exact two cups of tea.
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You can increase or decrease the sugar based on your preference, or can completely skip it.
Darjeeling Tea is not ideal for making Milk Tea.
Use same size cups for water and milk measurement.
- Prep Time: 2 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Category: Drinks
- Method: cooking
- Cuisine: Indian
- Serving Size: 150ml
- Calories: 240
- Sugar: 28.6g
- Sodium: 181mg
- Fat: 7.7g
- Saturated Fat: 4.6g
- Carbohydrates: 32.6g
- Fiber: 0.6g
- Protein: 12.4g
- Cholesterol: 30mg
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