People drink tea a lot in Afghanistan…throughout the day…non-stop…They even made a song about it…click here to listen to it…
It is a big part of hospitality in Afghanistan…A guest is always offered some tea and made feel welcome… Sheer Chai (afghan) stands for Tea with milk in Persian/Farsi language. It is originally from Kashmir and is also knows as Kashmiri Chai. Special Kashmiri tea leaves are used to prepare Kashmiri chai that is only found in Kashmir. Alternatively, for Sheer chai (afghan), we may also use any black or green tea leaves. Upon bringing water to a boiling point, we add the tea leaves and let it simmer with milk to develop a nice colour. Tea is then flavored with cardamom which gives it a nice taste and aroma. There are many health benefits to using cardamom on a regular basis. Cardamom has antibacterial and therapeutic effects. To add it in a tea, you can scoop out the seeds out of cardamom and crush them gently or grind the seeds in a spice grinder or a coffee grinder.
What you need to make sheer chai afghan (Cardamom Tea with milk)
What You need: Black tea, Milk, Cardamom powder, sugar
Where to find it:
Black tea (Any grocery store or Amazon)
Cardamom Powder (Any grocery store or Amazon)
Equipment You need:
Watch How to make sheer Chai Afghan (Cardamom Tea with milk)
Sheer Chai Afghan (Cardamom Tea with milk)Course: DrinksCuisine: Afghan
Tea is drunk a lot throughout the day on any day by Afghans. It is a big part of hospitality in Afghanistan…A guest is always offered some tea and made feel welcome… Sheer Chai (afghan) stands for Tea with milk in Persian/Farsi language.
Water (2-3 Cups)
Black Tea, 2 tbsp
Cardamom Powder, 1 tsp
Milk, One Cup
Sugar as desired
- To prepare Afghan Sheer Chai, first boil water in a saucepan.
- Once water is boiling, add black tea leaves and cardamom
- Boil for few minutes and continue to add milk.
- Bring milk to a boil.
- Let it simmer for few minutes for a beautiful color.
- Strain tea using a tea strainer
- Serve hot and add sugar as desired.
Did you Enjoy making this recipe…Leave a comment below if you have any questions…Click here to Read on the recipe in Persian شیر چای
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