How to make Chitra chai -

Tea flavoured with ginger and green cardamom.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is contributed by Member drchitra phil.

Main Ingredients : Tea leaves (चाय की पत्ती ), Ginger (अदरक)

Cuisine : Delhi

Course : Beverages

Chitra chai

Chitra chai Recipe Card


The city of Delhi, being a conglomerate of different cultures, can serve people with Bengali preparations, north Indian sweets or the Punjabi delicacies with equal panache.
Half of the Delhi population consists of Punjabis, owing to the vicinity of Punjab and having Pakistani immigrants. Thus the abundance of Punjabi food, which is a mixture of vegetarian and non-vegetarian preparations, is easily available here!  For gourmets, Delhi is synonymous with Mughlai cuisine, Frontier cuisines and tandoori chicken.  
Delhi is famous for its many popular roadside eateries which serve a wide variety of delicacies from paranthas, chaat to kebabs and a number of mithais. 

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Chitra chai Recipe

  • Tea leaves 2-3 teaspoons

  • Ginger 1/2 inch piece

  • Green cardamom 2

  • Milk 1/2 cup

  • Sugar 3 tablespoons


Step 1

Crush the ginger and cardamom.

Step 2

Boil water in a saucepan. Add the crushed ginger and cardamom.

Step 3

Add the tea leaves and let it boil a min. Slowly pour in the milk. Add sugar,mix well and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat and strain into tea cups.

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