Hyderabadi Irani Chai To Wash Down Banana Bread

Irani Chai is one of the specialities of Hyderabad. This was first introduced by Persians & soon evolved in the city of Hyderabad.

Hyderabadi Irani Chai

Hyderabadi Irani Chai

Prep in: 5 minutes

Cooks in: 15 minutes

Total in: 20 minutes

Makes: 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoon Assam black 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

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How to make

  • 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.
  • Add milk and cream and simmer for another 5 minutes. As you leave it for a long time, you get a stronger decoration.
  • Then add in your tea leaves and keep it in the simmer for another 3 minutes.
  • Just before serving, strain it over a teacup. And add sugar and dissolve according to your taste.
  • Hyderabadi Irani Chai recipe is ready to be served with Banana Bread

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