How to make authentic Indian masala chai?

How to make authentic Indian masala chai?

How to Make Authentic Indian Masala Chai

There’s nothing like a cup of delicious Indian masala chai to start your day or end a meal. This comfort drink is spicy, creamy, fragrant, and full of flavor. Plus, it’s easy to make! Here’s a guide to make the perfect Indian masala chai.


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1 clove
  • 1 inch piece of cinnamon
  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3-4 tablespoons honey or sugar (depending on desired sweetness)
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2-3 teaspoons of loose leaf black tea


  1. In a small saucepan, heat 2 cups of water over medium-high heat.
  2. Add cardamom pods, clove, cinnamon, ginger and black pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Add honey or sugar and stir until dissolved.
  4. Add milk and bring to a boil again.
  5. Once boiling, add 2-3 teaspoons of loose-leaf black tea. Stir and turn heat to low.
  6. Simmer for 2 minutes, then turn off heat.
  7. Strain the mixture and serve hot.

And there you have it! Now, you know how to make a delicious cup of authentic Indian masala chai. Enjoy!


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