Tandoori Chai || Smoky Flavoured Tea|| How to Make Tandoori Chai Recipe With Step-by-Step Photos and Videos
Chai lovers here's something for you! If you are someone who has a special liking for chai and can have it in almost any form, then tandoori chai is here to please your taste buds. Get over the regular tandoori paneer, tandoori roti, and tandoori kebabs, as tandoori chai has made its way to the foodie sphere.
If you love chai more than anything else, chances are, that you’ll always be excited by the different varieties of tea. While some enjoy a simple black tea and some prefer green tea, others just love the aroma of the one brimming with different spices and milk.
If you are one of those who love to take a chuski of masala chai every now and then, we are pretty sure you would drool over Tandoori chai as well. And there can’t be a better time than the monsoon season to give it a try (if you haven’t already). As the pitter-patter of raindrops knocks at your window, brew a cup of tandoori chai, pair it with piping hot pakodas, and enjoy the season as long as it lasts. Sounds like a plan? Here’s how you can make it at home, without a tandoor.
The word ‘Tandoori’ refers to the process of cooking anything in a tandoor - a cylindrical clay or metal oven that is dug up deep in the land. Traditionally, meat chunks or vegetables are cooked over skewers with coal in them. The idea behind tandoori chai is quite the same but if this makes you think that it requires a huge tandoor - wait till we tell you the recipe.
Tandoori chai has made its way to food enthusiasts, especially tea lovers, quite quickly after it got the buzz from a tea shop based in Pune, called 'Chai La,' serving this unique concoction. Its quirky preparation style made it an instant trend, wherein an empty kulhad or clay pot is pre-heated in tandoor and then half-cooked tea is poured into it. It eventually gets fully brewed.
How To Make Tandoori Chai At Home?
The process of making tandoori chai at home is quite simple. You would need a kulhad/earthen pot to make it at home. Make sure you make tea a little extra from the amount you need as the process will spill a little. The preparation lends a very unique, earthy flavor to tea, along with a smoky taste that will surely refresh you after a tiring day.
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How to Make Tandoori Chai?
Put the cinnamon stick, green cardamoms, cloves, and sugar in the mortar/grind and crush them to a fine powder
Take a saucepan and pour 2 cups water and add prepared chai masala. and bring it to a boil next, add black tea leaves to the boiling water then pour milk into the tea’s brew
Stir to mix well and keep stirring until boiling on a medium flame. next, add sugar to taste.
Tandoori chai is ready to serve
Immediately serve hot tea with Naan Khatai and Zeera Biscuits