How to make authentic Indian masala chai?

How to make authentic Indian masala chai?

How to Make Authentic Indian Masala Chai


  • 2 cups of water
  • 3 tbsp of black tea leaves
  • 4 cardamom pods (crushed)
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 2 teaspoon of grated ginger
  • 2-3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 cup of milk


  1. Put water in a pot and bring it to a boil.
  2. Once the water is boiling, add the cardamom pods, cloves, cinnamon sticks, fennel seeds and grated ginger.
  3. Let the spices infuse in the water for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the tea leaves, then lower the heat and let it simmer for about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add the sugar, then turn off the heat.
  6. Strain the chai into cups.
  7. Add the milk and stir.

Enjoy your cup of masala chai!

Indian masala chai is a classic, delicious and spicy tea recipe that is perfect for an early morning beverage or an afternoon pick-me-up. The spices used to make it give the chai a distinctive flavour and aroma that makes it perfect to sip on a chilly winter evening. Making it at home is surprisingly simple and easy, so why not give it a try today?


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