How to make authentic Indian masala chai?

How to make authentic Indian masala chai?

Making an Authentic Indian Masala Chai


  • Water – 2 cups
  • Tea Leaves – 1 ½ teaspoons
  • Cardamom Pods – 2 or 3
  • Ginger, finely chopped – ½ teaspoon
  • Cinnamon Sticks – 2
  • Cloves – 4 to 5
  • Sugar or Honey (optional) – 1-2 teaspoons
  • Milk – ½ cup


  1. Bring the water to a boil in a cooking pot.
  2. Put all the spices into the pot of boiling water, stirring gently for about one minute.
  3. Add the tea leaves, stirring for about a minute.
  4. Add the milk and stir for another one minute.
  5. Add the sugar or honey, stirring gently until the sugar is dissolved.
  6. Simmer the chai on medium heat for 5 minutes.
  7. Turn off the heat and strain the chai in separate cups.
  8. Serve the masala chai, with a sprinkle of freshly ground cardamom for an extra touch.


Indian masala chai is a spicy, flavorful beverage that is a part of the Indian culture. It is a wonderful drink to enjoy anytime of year. Making a delicious, authentic masala chai can be easy with the right ingredients and instructions. Follow these instructions to make a delicious cup of masala chai and enjoy!


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