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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hyderabadi Irani Chai

Hyderabad is very famous for it's biryani but also for it's Irani Chai. 
Once you get used to the taste of this chai, you become a big fan of it. My hubby is one of those. 
The Irani cafés are all around the city and always busy with friends garthered and sharing the Chai. 
So, here is the recipe for the Chai. 

Preparation Time: 2 minutes 
Cook Time: 30 minutes 
Serves : 2


Water : 1 1/2 cups 
Dry tea leaves(I use Tajmahal brand): 3 1/2 teaspoons 
Sugar : 4 teaspoons (Adjust to your taste)
Milk : 1 cup
Light cream: 1/2 cup


Take water and tea leaves in a small saucepan and cook on medium to low heat.
Take another saucepan and mix milk and cream and cook on low heat stirring occasionally at first and constantly once you see layer of cream forming on the top.
Once the tea leaves comes to a boil, add sugar.
Keep both of them on the stove on simmer until they are half their consistency which is about 28-30 minutes.
Strain the milk first, strain the tea decoction, turn the chai in between two glasses to mix well. Pour into cups and serve hot.

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