Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ginger and cardamom tea

Like most of the Kannadigas, I am a coffee lover. Everyday, I wake up completely only after I have a large cup of coffee. As a matter of fact, I firmly believe in the café coffee day caption- A lot can happen over coffee. Despite my undying love for coffee, every once in a while, I crave for the humble ginger tea. More so, since the past few days, when I was going around with a blocked nose and a sore throat. During those days, this beverage proved to be an elixir to my sore throat.
Since the season of winter is still going on, having ginger tea on a regular basis is on sure shot strategy to stay healthy. Ginger tea is one of the best beverages to have to prevent and cure colds and flus. Apart from this, ginger tea aides digestion and increases blood circulation. It is one of the most soothing and enjoyable winter drinks. The best part about humble chai is that, it can be made with the ingredients that is readily available and it can be made fast without any fuss.  A hot cup of tea along with some good day biscuits can warm up the coldest of winters. Ginger tea aka adrakwali chai is my go to drink during cold days. What's yours?
Ginger and cardamom tea recipe:
Preparation time : 5min
Cooking time: 5min
Serves- 2

Milk- 2cups
Tea leaves- 3tsp
Ginger- 1/2" piece
Cardamom- 3
Sugar- 2tsp or to taste

  • Crush the ginger and cardamom into a coarse paste in a mortar and pestle and set aside
  • Heat milk in a vessel. Once it starts to bubble, add the crushed ginger and cardamom and boil the mixture for two mins
  • Add the tea leaves and sugar and allow the mixture to simmer for 5min.
  • Strain the tea and discard the tea leaves, ginger and cardamom.
  • Serve hot with crackers or biscuits of your choice!!
This winter beverage is my entry to Sayantani;s lovely event and cuponation give away!!


  1. looks so tempting...gorgeous clicks..

  2. beautiful clicks... tea with ginger n cardamom are the best..

  3. my fav time of the day with tea and snack and my fav book perfect tea

  4. You Don't add water while making tea? I add half water & half milk. A frnd of mine makes milky chai this way. Lovely pics

  5. Hi Nandita! Your photos are gorgeous and so inviting! I love ginger tea and it is something I drink a lot of during the whole year. Your recipe sounds delicious and the perfect cure. I hope you feel better soon, take care.:)

  6. Nice, hot & comforting..Now this will be this weekend`s treat to myself..Lovely presentation Nandita..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  7. My day cannot start without these! and those cups are amazing props.

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  9. Hi Dear,

    I want to have a cup of tea right now

    Love, Roopa


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