Elaichi chaa (Indian cardamom tea)

Enjoy a cup of tea in true Indian-style with Vicky Bhogal's fragrant cardamom tea, delicious at any time of day
By Vicky Bhogal
Elaichi chaa (Indian cardamom tea)
  • Rating:
  • Serves: 4 - 6
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

main

  • 7 cupfuls of cold water
  • green cardamom
  • 2 black cardamom
  • 2 tea bags
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • milk, to mix

Method

1. Pour the water into a large saucepan.

2. Lightly smash the green and black cardamoms in a pestle and mortar. Add to the water and bring to the boil.

3. When boiling, add in the teabags and sugar.

4. Add enough milk to turn the tea a pale beige colour.

5. Bring to the boil again and just as it is rising to the top of the pan, switch off the heat. Strain and serve at once.

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