How to make authentic Indian masala chai?

How to make authentic Indian masala chai?

How to make Authentic Indian Masala Chai

Making traditional Indian Masala Chai at home is incredibly simple – all you need are a few simple ingredients and the right spices. Whether you’re drinking it with breakfast, as a mid-day pick-me-up or as an evening ritual for pleasure and relaxation, this Indian tea is sure to please your taste buds.

Ingredients Needed

  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 teaspoons of black tea leaves
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 black peppercorns
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 tablespoons of honey or sugar
  • Half a cup of milk (optional)


  1. Place the water in a pan and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the black tea leaves, and simmer over low heat for a few minutes.
  3. Crush the cardamom, ginger, and cloves using a mortar and pestle. Add the crushed spices to the simmering tea, along with the black peppercorns and cinnamon stick.
  4. Simmer for about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add the milk (optional) and stir. Simmer for an additional 2 minutes.
  6. Add the honey or sugar to taste.
  7. Strain the tea and pour it into your cup.

Enjoy your authentic Indian Masala Chai, made in the comfort of your own home!


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