How to make authentic Indian masala chai?

How to make authentic Indian masala chai?

How to Make Authentic Indian Masala Chai

Craving for that perfect cup of Indian masala chai? This unique tea is full of flavor and aroma thanks to a mix of powerful spices from around the Indian subcontinent. Enjoy a delicious cup of authentic masala chai tea with these simple steps.


  • Milk: 1-2 cups
  • Black Tea: 1 teaspoon
  • Whole Cardamom Pods: 3-4 pods
  • Cloves: 2-3 cloves
  • Cinnamon: ½ teaspoon
  • Ginger: ½ teaspoon (ground)
  • Sugar: 1-2 tablespoons of your preference


  1. Begin by adding the black tea, cardamom pods, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger in a saucepan and heat on low-medium heat.
  2. Stir for about 1 minute until the spices become fragrant.
  3. Add the milk and turn up the heat. Stir it often to keep the milk from boiling over.
  4. Once the milk begins to boil, reduce the heat and allow it to simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat and strain the tea into a cup. Add sugar to your preference.
  6. Your masala tea is now ready to be enjoyed!

So there you have it, a delicious and traditional cup of Indian masala chai. Enjoy it on its own as a soothing drink or pair it with some traditional Indian snacks such as samosas, pakoras, or even idli to make a perfect snack pairing. Enjoy!


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