How to make authentic Indian masala chai?

How to make authentic Indian masala chai?

How to make Authentic Indian Masala Chai

Indian Masala Chai is a flavorful, spiced tea that is light, fragrant and quite savory. Indian tea or Chai, is prepared differently in each region -but the traditional Masala Chai is prepared by mixing various spices. Here is how you can make Masala Chai:


  • 2-3 cups of water
  • 3 teaspoons of black tea leaves/powder
  • 1 teaspoon of powdered ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of cardamom powder
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 piece of cinnamon stick
  • 2 black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar/jaggery, optional
  • 1 cup of Milk


  1. Add water to a saucepan, and bring it to boil.
  2. Add all the spices except the sugar and stir it well. Cover the saucepan with a lid and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Uncover, add the tea and the sugar or jaggery, and bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Strain the Chai with a strainer to filter out the spices and the tea leaves. The liquid you have left in the pan is your Masala Chai.
  5. Heat the milk in a separate pan and add it to the Masala Chai. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  6. Pour the Masala Chai in cups and serve it hot or cold.

And there you have it! Enjoy your delicious cup of Indian Masala Chai!


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