Irani Chai Recipe

A persian influenced tea which is slowly brewed with some spice which gives the tea decoction and nice flavor.

Irani Chai Recipe
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Irani Chai is one of the specialties of Hyderabad. This was first introduced by Persians & soon evolved in the city of Hyderabad. Surroundings of Charminar has great tasting Irani chai with uniqueness in its taste. slowly brewed spices gives the tea decoction and nice flavor.

Serve the Irani Chai with Fruitcake cookies, Jeera biscuits or Khara biscuit on the side to enjoy your evening snack with your loved ones. 

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Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Course: Appetizer
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

5 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

20 M


4 Servings


  • 3 tablespoon Assam tea leaves
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 tablespoon Fresh cream
  • 1 Star anise
  • 2 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 1 Black cardamom (Badi Elaichi)
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 5 Cloves (Laung)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoon Sugar , (adjust)
  • 1 cup Chilled water

How to make Irani Chai Recipe

  1. To prepare Irani Chai Recipe, in a Saucepan, add water, and all the spices (star anise, cardamoms, cinnamon, cloves, and pepper). Allow this to boil for 5 minutes.

  2. Add milk and cream and simmer for another 5 minutes. As you leave it for a long time, you get a stronger decoration.

  3. Then add in your tea leaves and keep it in the simmer for another 3 minutes. 

  4. Just before serving strain it over a tea cup. And add sugar and dissolve according to your taste. 

  5. Irani Chai recipe is ready to be served with Fruitcake cookiesJeera biscuits or Khara biscuit on the side.