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cutting chai recipe | mumbai cutting tea recipe | how to make cutting chai with detailed photo and video recipe. basically a flavoured mixed spiced tea beverage prepared by boiling black tea, spices and full cream milk. it is typically served as a refreshment during during morning with breakfast or with snacks in evening.
cutting chaimumbai cutting tea recipe | cutting chai recipe | how to make cutting chai with step by step photo and video recipe. a popular refreshing beverage prepared from tea powder / leaves with concoction of milk, sugar, ginger and cardamom. cutting chai is basically originated from mumbai, maharashtra which basically means half chai in quantity and price.

traditionally, chai was served in 2 steel cups which has been replaced by glass cups. these steel cups were placed one over the other and the chai was split in these 2 cups and were enjoyed by 2 people. perhaps, this act of sharing the chai gave its name as cutting chai. moreover, local street vendors of mumbais  saw this as opportunity and started to serve half cup of chai in a reduced price. in addition, there is another theory which says cutting chai got its name because of the strong flavour it has to offer in a small quantity.

mumbai cutting tea

furthermore, some important tips while preparing masala chai or cutting chai. the quantity of milk is completely open ended and you can add as per your taste and preference. i prefer to have my chai on thicker end hence i have added 3/4 th cup. secondly, i like to have subtle spiced chai, hence i have added only grated ginger and cardamom. you can add chai masala to spice it up further. lastly, you can even prepare the chai with just milk to have creamy cutting chai.

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Recipe type: beverages
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2 Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 pods cardamom / elachi
  • 1 inch ginger / adrak, grated
  • 2 tsp tea powder
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • ¾ full cream milk
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
  1. firstly, take 1 cup of water in a large saucepan.
  2. add 3 pods of cardamom, open the pods and add to the water for more flavours.
  3. also grate 1 inch of ginger.
  4. now add 2 tsp of tea powder. increase the amount of tea powder, to make the tea stronger.
  5. additionally add sugar.
  6. now boil for 5 minutes on medium flame. boil more to make tea more stronger.
  7. furthemore, add ¾ cup of milk.
  8. boil for 2 minutes, make sure to mix in between.
  9. later with the help of small filter, filter the chai separating the tea leaves and pour into glass.
  10. finally, serve the the cutting chai hot along with biscuits.


how to make mumbai cutting chai with step by step photo recipe:

  1. firstly, take 1 cup of water in a large saucepan.
    cutting chai
  2. add 3 pods of cardamom, open the pods and add to the water for more flavours.
    cutting chai
  3. also grate 1 inch of ginger.
    cutting chai
  4. now add 2 tsp of tea powder. increase the amount of tea powder, to make the tea stronger.
    cutting chai
  5. additionally add sugar. do not add sugar, if serving for diabetic people.
    mumbai cutting tea
  6. now boil for 5 minutes on medium flame. boil more to make tea more stronger.
    mumbai cutting tea
  7. furthemore, add ¾ cup of milk.
    mumbai cutting tea
  8. also boil for 2 minutes, make sure to mix in between.
    mumbai cutting tea
  9. later with the help of small filter, filter the chai separating the tea leaves and pour into glass.
    cutting chai
  10. finally, serve the the cutting chai hot along with biscuits.
    mumbai cutting tea


notes:

  • firstly, before adding milk, boil the tea leaves in water for more flavours.
  • also, adjust the amount the sugar depending on your sweet tooth.
  • most noteworthy, chai always taste great when prepared freshly and served immediately.
  • additionally, use assam tea, ie, tea with leaves for more rich aroma and flavours.
  • finally, cutting chai taste great when served hot along with parle-g biscuits.

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Hebbar's Kitchen is all about Indian veg recipes. This blog is managed by me Archana and my husband, Sudarshan. I try to post my recipes with simple & easily available ingredients from kitchen. These posts are usually supported by short videos and photo recipes. Learn interesting recipes and share your feedback, as your feedback means a lot to me.

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  1. My hubby who never steps in to kitchen after watching your videos tried cutting chai we all loved it completely my kiddos njoyed it fully n kept telling yummy yummy .
    unable to post the pics either in website or app

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