Aug 26, 2008

Yemeni Chai



This is such a spectacular drink with the perfect mixes of all flavors. This chai has also proven to be a reader favorite. Chai in Arabic simply means Tea.

1 cinnamon stick
3 green cardamom pods
5 cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon loose black tea
Sugar (to taste)

1. Add cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, cloves, ginger, milk and water to a 4-quart saucepan on medium heat, covered.

2. When the mixture comes to a slight boil add sugar and tea, stirring often.

3. Allow tea to come to a boil, for 1 minute. Strain spices and serve.

5 fabulous comments:

meeso said...

This is similar to the one I drink, It's so so good :)

Lirun said...

my grandfather (7th generation israeli) was from a yemeni background.. and we have our tea with hawaij - a spice.. also used in savoury dishes..

Noor said...

shalom Lirun, yum that sounds amazing. I will have to try it with hawij. Now I am going to have to post that spice mix up for everyone :)

Meeso how do you drink yours? I love trying new recipes as you all know :)

embellished said...

I just LOVE this 'shaahai' when I was in Yemen I used to drink it all the time and it's just sooo refreshing I love it.

Tricia said...

I didnt have milk, only condensed milk, so I put in 1/2 c. additional water and 1/4 c. of the condensed and it was good masha Allah. Also used 1/4 tsp ground cardamon in place of the 3 pods. So many recipes I want to try, it's like this website is reading my mind! :o)