Chai Karak ~ Emirati Milk Tea
Recipe type: Drink
Cuisine: Emirati
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Serves: 2
  • 1½ cups water
  • A fat pinch cardamom powder/ 3 crushed cardamoms
  • 3-4 strands of saffron, crushed
  • 2 tsp tea powder
  • 170 ml can evaporated milk
  • Sugar to taste
  1. Add the water, cardamom and saffron into a saucepan. Bring to heat.
  2. As it starts becoming hot, add the tea powder and bring it to boil. Boil till it darkens.
  3. Pour in the evaporated milk and bring it to a rolling boil. Simmer till the desired color is reached.
  4. Strain into cups, sweeten with sugar and enjoy!
You can skip the spices used, but it is an integral part to the flavor of the tea, and therefore highly recommended.
Recipe by The Big Sweet Tooth at