Adrak wali Chai (Indian Ginger Tea with Milk)

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Adrak wali Chai or Ginger Tea with Milk is a very invigorating beverage to start your day with. Simmered with garden-fresh ginger root and boiling water, this tea gives a great boost to your mood as well as appetite. This soothing, fresh ginger tea gets ready under 15 minutes and hence I recommend that you should surely wake up to this every day! Here is how to make it.

Ginger tea served in glasses.
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Indians or not, when it comes to beverages, tea and coffee are our most sought-after drinks to get us going every day.

Ain’t I right, fellas? And especially Tea or Chai as it is called in India has a totally different zing that gives a nice kick to call it a good morning.

Ginger Tea with Milk or Adrak Wali Chai doesn’t need an introduction in any Indian household.

A mug filled with Adrak Chai and plateful munchies is just what you need to unwind yourself after a busy day.

I love to savor this Indian milk tea recipe, especially during the monsoon when the air is moist and cold and your favorite Adrak Wali Chai gives you that much-needed warmth.

Oh, and if you even make some crispy Pakodas or Samosas along with this tea then what else do you need?

Adrak tea is so easy to make that you could make it for yourself and your family every morning or evening within minutes.

Ginger tea recipe or Adrak wali chai is a must have beverage in most Indian household .

There’s simply no denying the fact Thai Iced Tea and Kahwa is slurp-worthy always but nothing really beats this Asian herbal concoction that is adrak chai recipe.

It is not only popular throughout Asia but it is also liked in the Middle East.

And with time, it is making its place around all over the world. 

And considering that there are so many benefits of drinking it, it really makes sense to sip it as often as you can!

Pro Tips by Neha

Use fresh ginger to make this tea. Dry ginger powder has a very different taste and I personally love it in my curries but not in tea.

You can increase the quantity of ginger if you like the really strong flavor.

Add the milk only once the water and ginger have nicely boiled. If you add it before, the milk might curdle.

You can add more milk if you like it. I like my tea very strong hence I always add less milk to it.

You can also add a pod of crushed cardamom, cloves and nutmeg powder to your tea to elevate the taste.

A few pinches of this Chai Masala Powder will only add to the taste. So go ahead and add some in your adrak tea too.

Use the best quality tea leaves to make the tea.

Use a fine-mesh strainer to strain the tea otherwise the powder from the tea will come in your cup which is not a good idea.

You might also like other such beverages such as – Kahwa, Masala Chai, Turmeric Ginger Tea and Saffron Tea.

Using this recipe for cold

Ginger itself is a great remedy for common cold and cough but adding a few more ingredients to your everyday adrak chai will make sure you get rid of the cold very fast.

I like to add some crushed peppercorns, cloves, a few leaves of tulsi or holy basil and cinnamon to my ginger tea if I or my family members are down with a cold.

Try this trick and see the effect yourself.

You can also add turmeric powder to your tea for even more health benefits from it.

Health Benefits

  • Cures Inflammation
  • Improves Blood Circulation
  • Bolsters Immunity
  • Prevents Cancer
  • Aids Weight Loss

How to make Ginger Root Tea at home?

Heat water in a pan and then gently add ginger, let it boil for a good minute.

Then, add tea leaves, sugar to the concoction, again let the mix boil.

Finally, add milk to it and let it boil again. Strain the mix and your cup of refreshing Ginger Tea is ready!

Serving Suggestions

You can serve this piping hot cup of this tea on its own or serve it along with snacks such as Corn Pakoda, Bread Pakoda, Palak Pakoda, Chawal ke Pakode, or Matar Kachori on a rainy day.

And yes, my favourite, Samosa and Ginger Tea, a bomb combination that no one can resist.

You can even serve it with biscuits, mathris, toast, khari or other such everyday munchies to enjoy your chai.

How to make it without milk?

If you are looking for a non-milk version of the tea due to your dietary restrictions or any other reason, you can either simply avoid using milk or can use nondairy substitutes such as cashew milk, almond milk or even soy milk.

Adrak wali chai is a must have beverage in most Indian household .

And just to add more to your general knowledge, let me tell you, ginger cures nausea and even morning sickness.

Now, you surely need to drink a cup of piping hot Adrak Wali Chai to beat the blues.

Ginger even by large reduces muscle pain, lowers blood sugar, reduces risk related to heart diseases.

The ginger powder even helps in reducing menstrual pain.

So, from tomorrow don’t forget to drink a large, piping hot cup of Adrak Wali Chai, you are definitely making your health better with the help of ginger.

It’s time to take note of this recipe and quickly make it today for the supper!

Step By Step Recipe

Heat water in a  pan. Once it comes to a boil add ginger and boil for a minute.

Water and ginger added in a pan.

Add sugar and tea leaves and boil for a minute.

Tea leaves added in the pan.

Add milk and boil for another minute.

Milk and sugar added in the pan.

Strain the tea in teacups using a strainer.

Straining tea in a cup.

Serve hot.

Ready Indian milk tea.
Ginger Tea
3.50 from 8 votes

Adrak wali Chai Recipe

It is a very invigorating beverage to start your day with. Simmered with garden fresh ginger root and boiling water, this tea gives a great boost to your mood as well as appetite. 
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 12 minutes
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups Water
  • ½ inch Ginger (Crushed)
  • 1 and ½ teaspoon Black Tea Leaves
  • 2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 3 tablespoon Milk
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Instructions 

  • Heat water in a pan.
  • Once the water comes to a boil, add ginger in it and let it boil for a minute on low heat.
  • Add tea leaves and sugar and again boil for a minute.
  • Now add milk and let the tea boil for another minute.
  • Strain using a tea strainer and serve immediately.

Notes

Use fresh ginger to make Indian ginger tea. Dry powdered ginger do not give the right taste.
You can use vegan milk to make tea but the taste will be quite different.
You can increase the quantity of ginger if you like really strong flavour.
Add the milk only once the water and ginger has nicely boiled. If you add it before, the milk might curdle.
You can add more milk if you like it. I like my tea very strong hence I always add less milk to it.
You can also add a pod of crushed cardamom, cloves and nutmeg powder to your ginger tea to elevate the taste.
A few pinch of this Chai Masala Powder will only add to the taste. So go ahead and add some in your ginger tea too.
Use best quality tea leaves to make ginger tea.This is what I use.
Use a fine mesh strainer to strain the tea otherwise the powder from the tea will come in your cup which is not a good idea. Check this one here. 

Nutrition

Calories: 31kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 22mg, Potassium: 29mg, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 35IU, Calcium: 33mg
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10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is so yum!! Just made it on a cold winter day for my mum and myself. It’s really convenient and inventive, I can add different spices and milk with it or change the amount of ginger depending on the flavour or spice I am after. Thank you!

  2. Very refreshing! It would be nice if the information includes the nutritional value and side effects for certain people who have medical issue. Many thanks

  3. Hi is there specific ginger that’s good for bowel movement.i have tried mango ginger root and it doesn’t work , the leaner ones work fantastically.

    1. The regular Indian ginger is what I use and it suit me perfectly. You will have to give it a try to know if it suits your body too.

  4. Ginger Tea is literally bae 😀 .. Be it a harsh summer or a winter a cup or more of ginger tea is a must. Try putting few mint leaves when you boil the water. It tastes just brilliant 🙂

  5. 4 stars
    Just had my cuppa.. Like it really spicy so a lot more ginger goes in. I also have a spice mix of Nutmeg, mace, cardamom which just a pinch addded to boiling water wt ginger gives some beautiful flavors n smell.

  6. 4 stars
    I like adrak chai so much that I can have it anytime. even if its summer time and someone offer me adrak chai I am ready to go for it.