Doodh Patti Chai

Doodh Patti Chai, is a milky version of tea, that has it’s origins from the Indian Subcontinent.   One of many ways in which chai is prepared and enjoyed in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Nepal.  Doodh translates to MILK, while Patti literally means “LEAF”.  Leaf as in TEA LEAVES.  What to expect from this tea?  A relaxing, soothing cup of creamy tea, simply made by brewing Milk, Tea Bags (Or Loose Tea) and Sugar.  For a slight variation, and not to confuse it with Masala/Karak Chai, a single spice like cardamom pods, which is optional, may be added to the chai brew.

This version of Tea. had been a firm favourite in my family.  And Doodh Patti Chai was my late mums favourite way to enjoy her chai.  I hadn’t made this for a long time now, until recently, I had been taken over by nostalgic memories that made me do it.  It was a perfect cuppa, on a cold winters day.

So, if you haven’t tried this version of chai yet, then here’s your chance to give it go.  This is a perfect treat for any time of the year, through any season.  Treat yourself and your loved ones to a milky cuppa tea, Doodh Patti Chai.

Doodh Patti Chai

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Doodh Patti Chai, is a milky version of tea, that has it's origins from the Indian Subcontinent.  
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2


  • 1 saucepan or teapot


  • Cups Fresh Milk
  • 2-3 Black Teabags OR 2 Tablespoons Loose Black Tea leaves
  • 4-6 Cardamom Pods, Slightly Crushed
  • Sugar To Sweeten


  • ~ Heat the Milk until slightly warm.
  • ~ Add all the other ingredients.
  • ~ Bring to a gentle simmer, then a rolling boil.  Brew for 5-6 minutes.
  • ~ When done, Carefully strain Doodh Patti Chai into a Teapot/Cups.
  • ~ Best enjoyed served Immediately.


~ This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.
~ Using of cardamom is totally optional, as the doodh patti chai is perfect treat without a subtle spice flavouring added.
~ You may opt to use any type of sweetener you prefer, amounts according to preferences.   Generally, doodh patti chai is best enjoyed sweet.
Keyword chai, doodh patti chai, milky tea
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