How to Make Authentic Indian Masala Chai
Masala Chai is a special type of Indian tea, made with a combination of warming Indian spices, such as cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and cloves, plus black tea and milk. The spices give it a slightly sweet, spicy flavor and a deep, comforting aroma that’s sure to satisfy. Here’s how you make it:
- 2 cups of water
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 3 cardamom pods
- 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger, minced
- 2 cloves
- 1 teaspoon of loose black tea, such as Ceylon tea or Darjeeling tea
- 2 tablespoons of sugar (or honey)
- 1 cup of milk
- Add the water, cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, ginger, cloves, and black tea to a saucepan over medium to high heat.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add the sugar (or honey) and milk and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
- Strain the tea through a sieve and remove the spices.
- Serve the tea hot or chilled over ice.
Enjoy your Masala Chai! Masala chai is a wonderfully aromatic cup of tea that’s perfect for any time of day. Give this recipe a try and feel free to adjust the spices to your taste. Have fun experimenting!