Every Indian absolutely loves having chai, and although most of us love to consume this little drink at any time of the day, be it breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea and true tea lovers can find absolutely any excuse to grab a cup. whether it is to “wake up” or simply to have a cup while chatting or chatting with friends, family or colleagues.
And if anything tea flavored is right for you, then one of India’s best known and most experienced chefs has the perfect concoction for you tea and dessert lovers. Chef Sanjeev Kapoor recently shared the ultimate fusion, New York-style desi chai and cheesecake, and with the delicious and beautiful result, we’re not complaining.
Like most cheesecakes, this also requires at least 5 hours of preparation, but it’s not difficult, it just takes time. Discover Chef Sanjeev Kapoor’s desi version on the classic cheesecake.
Ingredients for Chai Cheesecake Recipe
3 tbsp tea leaves
Cream cheese 100 grams
Ginger cookies, crushed 10-12+ for garnish
Gelatin 1 tbsp
Whipped cream 150 grams
Honey 2 tablespoons
Green cardamoms 4
Milk 2 tablespoons
Melted butter 1 tbsp
In a small bowl, take your gelatin and add 4 teaspoons of hot water, mix and let bloom.
Take the cream cheese in a mixing bowl, add the whipped cream and stir in well. Add honey, mix well and set aside.
To make tea, heat three-quarters of a cup of water in a non-stick pan, add the tea leaves and green cardamoms, stir and bring the mixture to a boil. Add the milk, mix and bring the mixture to a boil again. Remove from heat, let cool slightly and pass through a colander in a bowl, squeezing the residue to extract all the flavor. Let it cool completely.
Add the tea to the cream mixture and mix well. Add the flowery gelatin, mix well and set aside.
Take the crushed cookies into another bowl, add the melted butter and mix well.
Divide the cookie mixture evenly into chai glasses and squeeze. Top with the chai-cream mixture and pat lightly so that no air bubbles remain and the surface is even.
Store glasses in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours. Add cookies to the top of the glass as a garnish and serve to your chai-loving friends and family.