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Indian Strong Tea – Karak Chai

Indian Strong Tea, Karak Chai. This recipe is for a strong Indian tea perfumed with cardamom and other warm spices. It is delicious and a must try!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 1 person
Author Muna Kenny


  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 whole cardamom crushed
  • 1 whole clove
  • 1/2 inch slice of ginger
  • 2 tea bags
  • 1- inch stick of cinnamon


  • - In a saucepan, add the water, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, and clove.
  • - When the water comes to a boil, add sugar and the tea bags, reduce the heat. Let it simmer for 1 minute.
  • - Turn off heat and cover the tea. Let it steep for two minutes.
  • - Add the milk and bring the tea to a boil. Let it boil for 1 minute.
  • - Strain the tea and serve hot.


Note 1: Tea is very delicate, letting it boil for long will change its taste and reduce the flavor.
Note 2: Steeping the tea is the best way to let the flavor of the spices and tea come together, so don't skip this step.
Note 3: You can reduce the calories by reducing the amount of sugar and using low fat evaporated milk.