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Mumbai Cutting Chai

Mumbai cutting chai is an Indian street food favorite, with all of the warmth of the spices and richness from the assam tea packed into a small glass. Pair it with your favorite cookies!

Tasty Team
October 22, 2021
Total Time

21 minutes

21 min

Prep Time

5 minutes

5 min

Cook Time

13 minutes

13 min

Mumbai Cutting Chai
Total Time

21 minutes

21 min

Prep Time

5 minutes

5 min

Cook Time

13 minutes

13 min

Ingredients

for 3 servings

  • 7 whole green cardamom pods, crushed with a mortar and pestie
  • 1 cup water (240 mL)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 tablespoon assam tea leaves
  • 1 cup whole milk (240 mL), or non-dairy milk
  • cookie, of choice, for serving

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 92
  • Fat 2g
  • Carbs 16g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 10g
  • Protein 3g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Add the cardamom pods to a mortar and crush with a pestle into small pieces.
  2. Add the water, sugar, ginger, and crushed cardamom to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, then immediately reduce the heat to low and gently simmer for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the tea leaves and continue simmering for 5 minutes, then add the milk and simmer for another 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the pot from the heat and steep for 3 minutes.
  4. Strain the chai through a fine-mesh sieve into a heatproof spouted measuring cup, making sure to squeeze out all of the liquid. Discard the solids.
  5. Divide the chai between 3 small glasses. Serve immediately with cookies for dipping.
  6. Enjoy!

Ingredients

for 3 servings

  • 7 whole green cardamom pods, crushed with a mortar and pestie
  • 1 cup water (240 mL)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 tablespoon assam tea leaves
  • 1 cup whole milk (240 mL), or non-dairy milk
  • cookie, of choice, for serving

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 92
  • Fat 2g
  • Carbs 16g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 10g
  • Protein 3g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Add the cardamom pods to a mortar and crush with a pestle into small pieces.
  2. Add the water, sugar, ginger, and crushed cardamom to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, then immediately reduce the heat to low and gently simmer for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the tea leaves and continue simmering for 5 minutes, then add the milk and simmer for another 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the pot from the heat and steep for 3 minutes.
  4. Strain the chai through a fine-mesh sieve into a heatproof spouted measuring cup, making sure to squeeze out all of the liquid. Discard the solids.
  5. Divide the chai between 3 small glasses. Serve immediately with cookies for dipping.
  6. Enjoy!
Mumbai Cutting Chai

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