Chai tea being poured into a dark mug

Milky Chai

Jun 29 2020
Everyday Delicious
Serving Time Icon 10 min
Serves Number Icon Serves 3-4

This recipe is part of the Savour Ontario at Home recipe collection curated in Spring 2020. Nearly 50 of Ontario's top chefs and culinary personalities personally prepared and photographed signature recipes to help inspire and support cooks at home.

Chef Joshna Maharaj is a chef, cookbook author and activist. “I'm a chef who is interested in the state of our food system, and how everybody eats, from day to day, when they're not at restaurants. I hope to inspire people to make better friends with food, because I think that a richer, happier, more nourished life is possible with a deeper connection to your food and the people who move it from field to kitchen to table.”

“This is a classic Indian cup of tea, and it's very similar to the way my mom and aunties used to make this when I was younger. Usually, this chai is made with equal parts milk and water, but I like it a bit richer than that, and so I use two parts of homo milk to one part of water.”

Prep 5 HOURS

Cook 10 MIN



Step 1

Combine all ingredients but the salt in a small sauce pot and bring to a boil.

Step 2

Reduce heat to just higher than medium and keep a low rolling boil for 8-10 minutes, to caramelize the milk and sugar a bit.

Step 3

Add pinch of salt, taste and adjust sugar as necessary. Strain tea and pour into cups.

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