Mumbai Cutting Chai Recipe, cutting chai | mumbai masala chai recipes
Recipe type: Side, Drink
RecipeCuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2
Mumbai Cutting Chai is a popular tea from the nooks, stalls and corners of Mumbai
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 2 cups of water
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 2 t/s strong chai / tea powder (I use society brand)
  • 1 tsp or 2-3 cardamom freshly pounded or crushed (elaichi)
  • ½ inch ginger grated or crushed (adrak)
  • 2 tbsp sugar or as required
How to make the recipe?
  1. Pour water in wok / tea vessel.
  2. Place on high heat add grated or crushed ginger, crushed cardamom and sugar.
  3. Boil for 3-4 mins on high heat.
  4. Once it starts bubbling add tea powder.
  5. Allow the tea to boil on medium heat for 4-5 mins. Ensure tea doesn't overflow.
  6. Time to add milk and boil again on medium heat for 2 mins.
  7. Switch off the gas and strain the tea with a strainer.
  8. Serve mumbai cutting chai with bun maska, vada pav or biscuit.
1.The tea has to be cooked for a longer period of time to get the strong chai flavor.
2.Grated ginger gives more flavor from ginger then the crushed ones.
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at