Masala tea or masala chai is one of the favorite drinks among Indians especially during the monsoon and cold winters. It is believed that it keeps the body warm and break up the blocked sinus. A large population drink it around the year along with their breakfast.
Prep time : 2 mins

Cook time : 5 mins

Total time : 7 mins

Indian spiced chai or tea made with homemade spice powder.

​Ingredients (240 ml cup used)

For making masala chai powder, makes 3 tsp. powder

1 tsp. or 5 grams Green cardamoms skinned (elaichi)

½ tsp. or 2 grams cloves / lavang

2.5 to 3 grams cinnamon (dalchini)

¼ tsp. or 1.5 grams fennel seeds (saunf)

¼ to ½ tsp pepper corn or ½ tsp. powder

½ tsp. nutmeg grated or ⅓ of large nutmeg

2 petals of star flower / star anise (chakri phool)

For making Tea

¾ cup milk (180 ml)

1 ¼ cup water (240 ml)

½ tsp. masalapowder (you can increase slightly for stronger tea)

1 tsp. tea powder (adjust to suit your taste)

1 tsp. freshly chopped or crushed ginger (optional)

Sugar as needed 2 to 3 tsps

How to make the recipe

Making the spice powder

Add all the spices to blender jar and powder finely.

Store it in an airtight glass jar.

How to make masala tea using the spice powder

Bring water to a boil.

Add crushed ginger, spice powder and tea powder. Boil for about 2 to 3 minutes or till the flavors are infused well.

Add milk and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.

Filter it to the steel cups or serving cups.

Serve hot or warm


You can increase or decrease the quantity of spices based on your taste. You can add few tulsi (holy basil) leaves to increase immunity, though we may not benefit as much as eating the raw leaves.

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