Indian Ginger-Cardamom Tea | Adrak-Elaichi Chai

Indian Ginger-Cardamom Tea | Adrak-Elaichi Chai


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About this recipe: Ginger Cardamom Tea is my favorite though I usually prefer Masala tea. I love to have a cup of hot Ginger Cardamom tea in the evening this is a great way to relax and refresh. Adding cardamom and ginger is a great way to make the tea delicious. Let's see how to make a cup of strong and tasty Ginger- cardamom tea.

swatipaathak Andhra Pradesh, India


  • 3.5 cups water
  • 1.5 teaspoon black tea leaves
  • 2- inch ginger
  • 4 whole cardamoms pods
  • 1 cup milk Sugar to taste


  1. Preparation:
  2. Peel and wash the piece of ginger.
  3. Crush the ginger and cardamom pods together in a mortar and pestle.
  4. Method:
  5. Boil all the ingredients except sugar and milk (tea leaves, ginger and crushed cardamom with the peel and water) in a pan on a medium flame.
  6. Reduce the flame and simmer this mixture for five minutes.
  7. Add sugar and milk and bring the mixture to a boil again on a medium flame for 3-4 minutes.
  8. Strain the tea and serve hot.


You can skip adding the sugar while making the tea. Serve the hot ginger cardamom tea with snacks like pakoras, biscuits or cookies.

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