Wednesday, 29 February 2012

nepali chia (chai)

CHAI CHAI CHAI.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Train journeys in India are incomplete without this sound buzzing in the morning...its a unique experience in itself....When I was a kid, On weekends I used to make tea for my mom dad and serve them saying chai chai in the same manner...funny na...Well tea is something magical .... something which is so much a part of our daily lives.....our mornings...our evenings..our get togethers...our celebrations...something which you can have anytime anyday..and.. gives you ultimate comfort specially after a hectic day.
The nepali chia is a bit different from the regular tea...basically its a sweetened masala chai!!!

So try out this delicious cup of sweet Nepali Chia  to make your day feel just warmer!!Its aroma will definitely make you feel brighter !!!


1/2 cup Water
1/2 cup Milk
2 Cardamom pods
1 small Cinnamon stick
2-3 Cloves
1 tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Tea leaves
 Ginger slices (depending on your taste)


Put equal parts milk and water in a pan. Add a few crushed cardamom pods, whole cloves and cinnamon (crushed bark is nice, but powdered will do) and a few slices of fresh ginger.
Now bring the half milk-half water (with spices) mixture to just short of boil. Stir it every so often.Add sugar.When this mixture is hot, add some tea. Keep the heat up.Boil till you get the right colour.
Enjoy your Chia with your favourite snack.I like it with murukku!!!
I am sure after reading this you won't wait a minute and just rush to make this hot cuppa chia !!!

Tea vapours

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Flavours of Nepal by UK Rasoi 


  1. You have a few awards waiting at my space. Do collect them dear.. very refreshing nepali chai

    1. wow thanks dear...glad to recieve my first award :))

  2. refreshing drinks...i love the train journey,so i love the tea and snacks from train..

  3. Very flavorful tea,Perfect!!
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  4. looking great n iam sure i tastes best.vl try this....

  5. Love flavours in there. An aromatic cup of tea indeed.

  6. my husband is the biggest tea-lover i know of, give him tea every hour, 24 hours of the day & he'l be in heaven!! i usually add ginger but the spices sound lovely gonna try this one & see what he says :)

    1. cool try it out...and u knw wt my hubby was not too fond of tea until he had this chia he wants it every evening..:)

  7. First time visitor on your blog.. Loved the recipes. Too good. Happy to follow you!!!