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  • Reply Ron December 11, 2015 at 5:51 am

    Hi Tanvi,

    Wanted to know, if you ever tried making chai with coconut milk or cream?



    • Reply Tanvi | The Hathi Cooks January 2, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      I personally have never tried it, but go for it and let me know how it turns out!

  • Reply Saurabh April 18, 2016 at 1:03 am

    Heloo Hathi Ji,

    I landed on ur website while looking for chai on pinterest.
    I’m big fan of chai making & drinking! have tried making chai even with Jeera, Curry Leaves, etc. researching & tasting Green, White, & Black teas. Wherever I go, I buy local chai leaves.
    Loved ur blog & the photography. Keep up the good work, along with being a doc & mom!!

    I wanted to share Your Chai recipe on my CHAI FB page.
    Please suggest ur consent on this.

    Kind Regards.

    • Reply Tanvi | The Hathi Cooks April 18, 2016 at 10:24 am

      Hi Saurabh! I’m so happy you found my blog. You are more than welcome to share my recipe! I just request that you post a link to my blog rather than copy and paste the recipe so that it can appropriately credited. Thank you!

  • Reply Julie Murphy October 3, 2016 at 3:35 am

    Hi Tanvi – so glad to find your blog. I just returned from my first trip to India where I fell in love with Masala tea. A business group I worked with there gave me a packet of masala tea spice so I could recreate at home. It is much spicier (hotter) than most of the tea I had in Mumbai and I love it. So glad to have your tea spice recipe and will give it a try when I run out. I am happy to have your blog to demystify some of Indian cooking. I look forward to trying some of your recipes.


    • Reply Tanvi | The Hathi Cooks October 5, 2016 at 9:15 am

      Hi Julie! I’m so happy you traveled to India and fell in love with masala chai. It’s so delicious and so unique. I do hope that you enjoy my family’s recipe when you eventually run out of your current spice blend! I hope you are able to recreate some of the special flavors you experienced during your time in India. Please be in touch if you have any questions! Wonderful to hear from you!

  • Reply Brandy February 18, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Hello Tanvi! I wanted to take a moment to thank you for this blog! The way you have described the spices and how they can be used has helped me understand the art of Indian cooking. I am so inspired I went straight to my local Indian Grocery and am starting to play with all my new spices. You have a wonderful way of teaching how things compliment each other and I thank you for sharing your gift!

    • Reply Tanvi | The Hathi Cooks February 18, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      Hi Brandy! Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m so happy that you are having fun experimenting with spices, it definitely leads to lots of amazing and adventurous flavor combinations! Your comment definitely made my day, so thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Lori McCrave January 13, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Dear Tanvi,

    Came accross your site/blog when searching “the best chai recipe … ”

    Just made homemade chai based on your recipe (I had purchased the spices online last week). Well, it’s delicious! Not sure I completely understood your instructions regarding whether to add the entire volume of spices to the pan – or rather – whether the full volume was meant to put aside for several uses. I will experiment. I do like it spicy and want to note that one very lovely (and unexpected) side effect was inhaling the steaming spices. I’m just getting over a terrible head and chest cold and while inhaling vapors over a heating pan is something to be done only under the safest of circumstances – I got a nice facial and was able to breathe a little better for it ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Thank you!

    • Reply Tanvi | The Hathi Cooks January 19, 2018 at 10:18 am

      Hi Lori! The entire batch of spice will like make dozens and dozens of cups of chai so please donโ€™t add it all to one batch! Glad you are enjoying it so far!

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