**est. order fulfillment time: 2 - 5 days BEFore shipment**

Surati Style Chai w/ Meherwan

Posted by on


Surati chai became popularized in Surat, Gujarat and is characterized by the high milk to water ratio (some places use 100% milk), continuous boiling of the milk/water on high heat, as well as the use of only fresh mint and fresh ginger to flavor the chai.

Click here to watch Meherwan create this recipe on IGTV!



2.5 cups whole milk
2 cups water
6-7 fresh mint leaves
2 level tablespoons of CTC Indian tea (Waagh Bakri, Tata Gold, Brooke Bond red Label - many south asian brands on Amazon or in Asian grocery stores)
Thumb sized piece of peeled fresh ginger pounded with mortar and pestle till its completely smashed down. (pro tip: scrape ginger skin off with the edge of a spoon - it's quick, easy, and you dont waste as much as cutting off the skin). If you don't have mortar pestle, smash on a cutting board with a rolling pin, or even the flat blade of a chef's knife.
(if you dont have access to these ingredients, try Spicewalla Ginger Chai Blend)


1. Add milk and water to a large enough pot so that it fills it approx 75% of the way up. You need room for the milk to boil without spilling over.
2. Boil the milk/water at high heat stirring and scraping the bottom so that the milk doesn't stick to the bottom and burn.
3. When the milk starts foaming, watch carefully and once it starts to rise, cut the heat down to a simmer. Once the milk settles down, bring to a full boil again stirring frequently. Repeat 3 times. This will take approx 10 minutes.
4. Bring the milk to a simmer and snip the mint into small pieces directly into the milk. (Don't pre-cut or chop).
5. Stir the mint in while bringing the milk to a boil again.
6. Bring back to a simmer and add the ginger, and the tea.
7. Bring to a rapid boil without it overflowing, for another 4-5 minutes until the chai color is medium to dark brown (depending on preferred strength vs milkiness).
8. Strain and sweeten to taste.

← Older Post Newer Post →

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

Recipes, News, Tips, & Spicy Content

12 days of cookies and cocktails 4th of July Ajwain seed allspice Amchur Ancho Chilli Powder Annatto Seed appetizers apple pie spice Asheville Baking Bay Leaves berbere Black Cardamom Black Mustard Seed Black Pepper black peppercorn Blackening Rub blue poppy seeds Bon Appétit bourbon bread Brining Spice Brussels sprouts Buxton Hall Barbecue Cajun Seasoning Caraway Seeds Cardamom cardamom seeds Carne Asada Carolina Pork Rub Cauliflower Cayenne Chilli Powder Chaat Masala chai Chai Masala Chai Pie Chai Time charred sweet potatoes chartreuse Chinese Five Spice christmas cinnamon cloves Cocktail cocktailrecipe Cookies coriander Coriander Powder CORIANDER SEEDS corianderseed Cowboy Steak Rub Cracked Black Peppercorn Cracked Coriander & Pepper cranberry Creole Seasoning Crushed Red Pepper Cumin Seeds Curry Cyprus Flake Salt Dessert desserts Diaspora Co. Dill Dill Weed dinner diwali dough dulce de leche dutch baby eggnog fennel Fennel Seeds fenugreek Focaccia for the health of it French Broad Chocolate garam garam masala garlic Garlic & Herb Garlic Powder ginger gluten free Golden Milk green beans green cardamom Green Za'atar greencardamom Halloween Harissa Health healthy healthy sides Herbs de Provence Himalayan Salt holiday Holiday Collection holidayrecipe holidays honey hors d'oeuvres hot drink India Indian Indian Blends Indian Spices Indian-ish interview Kashmiri Chilli Powder Lavender Lavender Flowers lemon peel Lemon Pepper Louisiana Collection mace Maggi Ketchup margarita masala mexican hot chocolate middle eastern Modena Balsamic Rub mulling spice mullingspice Mustard & Tarragon Seasoning mustard seed mustardseed New Product New Years newyears Nora chilli flakes Nutmeg oak & grist Okra olives Orange Peel Panch Phoron Parsley peppercorn Pickles pickling spice pink peppercorn Piri Piri Pizza Pork pork chops Potatoes Preeti Mistry Priya Krishna Pumpkin Pie Spice Ras el Hanout Recipe Roasted Coriander Roasted Cumin Rosemary rubbed sage sage salmon sambar sambar masala sangria sesame seeds Shakshuka Sicilian Sea Salt snack Spanish Paprika Spice Advice Spice Facts spicy star anise Sumac sweet potato Taco Blends Tandoori Masala tapas thanksgiving thanksgiving side dish thanksgiving sides thyme Turkey Rub Turmeric Tuscan Seasoning Rub vanilla Veda Sankaran Video Za'atar