Winter is here and so is the time to enjoy all things warm and soothing. And when we say hot drink, the first thing that comes to our mind is chai (tea). A well-brewed tea with loads of milk and masala in it spells indulgence. In fact, it holds a special place in our daily diet so much so that you will find dedicated dabbas for tea leaves and chai masala in every kitchen pantry. That's not all. There's a chai tapri or a café at every nook and corner of the country. And if you explore in-depth, you will find every region in India has its unique way of making tea. Take Mumbai, for instance. In Mumbai, you will find cutting chai - a popular option available at every tea stall.
While Mumbai's cutting chai is a well-known beverage across India, there's one more variant that is loved and well-appreciated by the Mumbaikars. It's referred to as Nagori tea. Now, you might wonder what Nagori tea is! It's basically a chai recipe that includes more milk in it. That's it. All you need to do is brew chai patti, and add sugar and a generous amount of milk to it. Some people add ginger, cinnamon and other masalas to it. But if you ask us, we like to keep it simple and classic. Hence, we thought of sharing the recipe with you.
We found the classic Nagori chai recipe, shared by celebrity Chef Sanjeev Kapoor on his Instagram handle. Take a look.
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How To Make Mumbai-Special Nagori Chai:
- Heat milk in a saucepan.
- In another pan, boil water, add tea leaves and brew.
- To it add the boiled milk and brew for some more time.
- Add sugar to it, boil and serve.
We suggest enjoying this rich and creamy tea with bun maska. Click here for the bun maska recipe.