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Indian Karak Chai II

Indian karak chai
I came back to the States after a short visit to my family back home in UAE. I had a great time and after seeing my family, I realized how badly I missed them. I’m not going to talk more about my visit since things may get emotional here. UAE is known for its warm/hot weather and we rarely have rain, so you can imagine how my body reacted when I came back to New York. What can warm me better than a strong Indian Karak Chai?

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Making Indian Karak Chai.

I have previously blogged about Indian Strong Tea – Karak Chai, but used tea bags and more spices. The version I’m sharing today has less spices and loose black tea. Making a good cup of tea requires using a good brand of tea. In the past, I used English black tea and the taste wasn’t strong nor pleasant for this recipe.

When making tea and I mean any type of tea, make sure not to let the water boil for so long, boiling the water for long period results in creating unpleasant taste. When the water comes to a boil, immediately add your ingredients.

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I like to dip butter cookies, Kerala paratha, and biscotti in my Indian Karak chai. If it’s raining outside then I love to have my tea with warm samosas. What do you like to dip in your tea?

Don’t forget to try my Punjabi Aloo Samosa Recipe.

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, and if you happen to make any of my recipes, please post the picture and mention me in your post, or use this hashtag #Arinacooking. I would love to see your creation.
As for my recipe, here you go!


  1. I grew up drinking tea…lots of tea, but not this kind of spiced tea with cream or milk, but pure tea, mostly oolong tea. I really should give it a try. Thanks for sharing, Muna.

  2. Aww, I am glad you had a good time, but welcome back. Your tea looks comforting and most def delicious. Perfect for a gloomy day like we have here today.

  3. What a lovely tea! I like to pair my tea with chocolate chip cookies 🙂

  4. Nice tea! Wouldn’t mind a cup!

    • Arinacooking

      Welcome back my friend, I missed you so much. Maybe someday we’ll meet and enjoy having this tea together 🙂

  5. That’s my kind of chai. KADAK !!!

  6. It’s hard to leave family. It’s always hard. This tea looks like it would help cure anything that ails you though 🙂

    • Arinacooking

      You are right Chris, it’s never easy to leave family, as for this tea everything is amazing about it, the aroma, the taste, and of course the effect 🙂

  7. This looks so tasty! Tea always makes me feel better when I’m sad.. and this tea looks incredibly easy!!