Tandoori Chai

Tandoori Chai

SOLARA product used : Granite Kadhai

Tandoori chai, with its blend of tea, spices, and milk, offers potential health perks. Tea leaves bring antioxidants for immunity, while spices like ginger aid digestion and provide anti-inflammatory benefits. Milk adds calcium and protein, aiding bone health and muscle repair. Enjoyed moderately, it can contribute to overall well-being.


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons loose tea leaves
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2-3 cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 2 cloves
  • Pinch of saffron strands
  • 1-2 drops of rose essence or rose water
  • Clay cups or kulhads for serving


Boil Water:

  • Pour 2 cups of water into a kadhai and bring it to a boil over medium heat.

Add Spices and Tea Leaves:

  • Once the water starts boiling, add 2 tablespoons of loose tea leaves, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 2-3 crushed cardamom pods, 1 cinnamon stick, thinly sliced ginger, 1 teaspoon of whole black peppercorns, and 2 cloves to the kadhai.


  • Let the mixture simmer for about 5-7 minutes, allowing the spices to infuse their flavors into the water.

Add Milk:

  • After simmering, pour 2 cups of milk into the kadhai and let it come to a gentle boil.

Simmer Again:

  • Once the milk starts boiling, reduce the heat to low and let the chai simmer for another 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add Ingredients:

  • If desired, add a pinch of saffron strands and 1-2 drops of rose essence or rose water to the chai, and stir well to combine.

Turn Off Heat and Serve:

  • Turn off the heat and let the chai sit for a minute and Strain the Tandoori Chai into clay cups or kulhads using a strainer to remove the tea leaves and spices.


  • Serve hot and enjoy your aromatic Tandoori Chai!