Mar 4, 2012

Ginger & Cardamom Tea / Inchi Yelakai Tea / Inchi Chai / Inji & Yelam Chai - Comforting for Cold Winter

You must have familiar with the love of chai my family and my mother has through this masala chai post..And I have told you that I love to try different ways of making tea..One of the most commonly made tea in our house is this ginger tea..Amma love it all time..

I made the perfect French fries on that day to go with this tea, and will post that soon..You can also serve this teas with any vadai or bhajji..There is nothing more comforting than this tea on a cold winter day..

Hope you will love it and let me know what you think..


Milk – 2 cups
Water – ½ cup
Sugar to taste
Tea Powder – 2 tblspn or as needed ( we use three roses, you can use any brand)
Ginger – 2 tblspn minced
Cardamom / Yelakai – 4 crushed


Heat water in a sauce pan. Add tea powder, ginger, cardamom and mix well).

Simmer this for 5 mins untill all essence of the tea gets into the water.

Add milk and sugar and bring it to a boil. Simmer for 2 mins.

Now strain it through a tea strainer.

Serve hot..

Take all your ingrediants
Heat water
bring it to boil
add tea powder
and simmer for while
add milk to it
and simmer
add sugar
and mix well
sieve it
and press to get all flavour out of it
through away the flavourless part
tea done
Take great with any fried goodies

Check out the masala chai recipe too...Click on the image for recipe..


  1. tea in every morning is like a energy drink for Indians. you made it perfect

  2. Looks lovely. I will definitely try this for my husband who loves cardamom.

  3. a comfort cup of tea. I have a sore throat now and this is perfect

  4. Ginger tea is my favorite..I don't have plain tea at all..will try adding elaichi and see how the combo works

  5. looking hot n nice too.....

  6. I love Chai tea, thanks for sharing your recipe;-)

  7. I love tea! Especially with milk in it!

  8. I'm gonna make this tonight!


  9. Very flavorful and refreshing tea for a winter morning.

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  10. Wow, I love tea if made this way, feel like having it. super!

  11. We should add boiled milk or raw milk????


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