Desi Chai, Jammu's authentic beverage

Desi Chai, the staple drink for most Dogra households have got different variants altered by individuals as per their taste. It has been popular among the masses since ages owing to its strong taste and demand. Chai consumption is almost a routine in Jammu and when it comes to having authentic traditional tea; people can't afford dodging the subject. The preparation techniques vary from person to person but mostly the main ingredients like strong flavours of ginger, cinnamon and cardamom enriches the tea and integrates with other ingredients pleasantly. The authentic desi chai will warm you to the core, tickling your taste buds for more. The infusion of different flavours enhances the overall quality of the desi chai. Now read on the complete recipe to prepare it.


* 3 cups water
* 1 piece Dalchini (Cinnamon)
* 2 tsp Desi Tea
* 1-1/2 cup Milk
* Salt as per taste
* 2 Elachi (Cardamom)
* 5 tbsp sugar
* Pinch of soda bi-carbonate


1. Take 1-1/2 cups of water in a saucepan and add crushed Desi tea leaves to it.
2. Add crushed cardamom and Soda Bi-carbonate.
3. Bring it to boil and reduce it to half add another 1-1/2 cups of water and brew it properly.
4. Add sugar and milk, bring it to boil. Add salt according to your taste.
5. Serve it hot.


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