Indian Herbal Tea(Chai)
Recipe type: Beverages
RecipeCuisine: Indian
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Serves: 3
Herbal Chai recipe to refresh you.
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 7 to 8 Tulsi lor Basil leaves
  • 1 Ashwagandha leaf (Withania somnifera)
  • ½ inch Dry Ginger (soonth) - I have used dry ginger
  • 2 Green Cardamoms
  • 6 to 7 Fresh Red Rose petals or Dried Rose Petals
  • 6 Mint leaves (Pudina)
  • 2 t/s Tea Powder of good brand
  • 4 to 5 tbsp Sugar Or as required
  • 1 cup Milk Or as required
How to make the recipe?
  1. Combine dry ginger, whole green cardamom, rose petals together.
  2. Now pestle all of them with a mortar.Use all your stamina to pound all the above mixture. Once coarsely ground. Keep it aside.
  3. Take a vessel or wok filled with 3 cup water.
  4. Switch the gas on and keep on low flame. Add the coarse mixture into water.
  5. Also put the Tulsi leaves, Mint leaves.
  6. Let all this boil for a minute.It is time you add sugar into it.
  7. Let this boil for about 5 to 7 mins on low flame.Once they all combine well add tea powder.
  8. After about 5 mins more when you see the tea powder has cooked. Other signal is if the water is coming above its level.
  9. Please add milk at this stage.Now let it boil again for 2 to 3 mins.Your Herbal Tea is ready.
  10. Serve hot to your loved ones.
1. You could replace dry ginger with fresh ginger rest would be the same procedure as stated above.
2. The proportion of milk can be increased if you are a milk lover.
3. Take2 cups of milk and 2 cup of water.
4. Try using fresh herbs for the aroma and taste.You could use fresh rose petals of any color if red rose isn't available.
5. Use brown sugar instead of plain sugar for making it more healthier.Lastly don't forget to add some love while making this tea.
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at