Railroad-Style Chai Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Railroad-Style Chai Recipe
  • READY IN 10 mins

Railroad-Style Chai

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"Indian Railroad-style Chai: this is the real stuff served out of trays and passed through the windows at railroad stops all over India. If you can find mamri tea pearls from India, use 1/4 cup of that in place of the tea bags."

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins
  • READY IN

    10 mins

Directions

  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan; add fennel, cloves, and cardamom. Continue boiling water for 3 minutes.
  2. Stir milk into the water and return mixture to a low boil; add tea bags, reduce heat to low, and boil until the tea has a strong, but not bitter flavor, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Strain tea into 4 tea mugs; sweeten with sugar to individual tastes.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • It's important to use a cheap granulated tea. For years I tried to make this using the best Darjeeling and Asaam teas that I could find and it never came out right. The cheap granulated tea (basically what we put in tea bags) is the key. It takes a strong-flavored tea to stand up to the flavor imparted by the spices.
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Feb 02, 2015

I liked this tea even though I'm not big on the liquorice taste of fennel. I used some tea from tea bags I got in a hotel room, I figured you can't get cheaper than that. I've never been on an Indian train, but something tells me there should be some ginger in this. It is nice and re-heats well. Thank you KitchenBarbarian for this recipe.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 96 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 4.3 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 56 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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