cutting chai recipe
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cutting chai

mumbai cutting chai recipe with step by step photos.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: beverages & drinks
Cuisine: indian
Servings: 3 to 4
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 2 cups of water or 500 ml water
  • 2 teaspoons assam tea powder or tea leaves
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon sugar or add as required
  • ¼ to ½ cup milk or add as required
  • 1 inch ginger grated (adrak)
  • ½ teaspoon green cardamom powder (choti elaichi powder)



  • peel & grate the ginger and keep aside.
  • crush 2-3 green cardamom in a mortar-pestle and keep aside.

preparing cutting chai

  • heat water in a vessel or pan with a handle or a saucepan.
  • then add 2 to 3 tablespoons of sugar.
  • now add the grated ginger. simmer for 2 to 3 mins on medium flame.
  • then add the crushed cardamom powder. boil for 1 to 2 mins more.
  • then add 2 teaspoons of assam tea powder.
  • brew the tea on medium flame for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • pour 1/4 to 1/2 cup of milk. if you like strong tea then add 1/4 cup of milk if you like more milk then add 1/2 cup of milk.
  • simmer for 2 to 3 mins or until the tea comes to a boil on medium flame.
  • switch off the flame. strain the tea on a mesh strainer. pour into glasses or cups.
  • serve cutting chai along some tea time snacks.


1. you could use store bought cardamom powder instead of home made one.
2. if ginger isn't available then use dry ginger powder. however the flavor and aroma will change.