Chai Masala Powder / Masala Chai Tea Powder
Chai Masala Powder is a mixture of aromatic Indian spices used to prepare authentic Indian tea “Masala Chai”. Each spice brings a unique flavor to the chai making it one of the most popular beverages worldwide. Spices used in the aromatic Chai Masala have a lot of health benefits. There is no fixed recipe to make masala chai. Almost every household in India will have their own way to make it and here I am sharing my version.
1 Cup = 250ml ; 1tbsp = 15ml
Ingredients for Masala Chai Powder
- 1 tbsp Peppercorn
- 1 inch Dried Ginger
- 2 tbsp Green Cardamom/ Elachi
- 2 inch Cassia bark/ dalchini
- 1 tsp Cloves
Ingredients to prepare Masala Chai
- 1 cup Water
- 1/3 cup Milk
- 1 Teabag
- as required Sugar
- 1/4 tsp Masala chai spice mix
First use mortar – pestle to crush dry ginger.
Now grind peppercorn, green cardamom, cloves, cassia bark along with crushed dry ginger to a coarse powder.
Store in an air tight container.
Use around ¼ tsp Chai Masala powder to make mildly spiced Indian Masala Chai/Masala Tea.
Heat water and masala chai spice mix until it comes to the boil. Reduce the heat and boil on low to medium heat for 10 minutes.
Now add tea bag, sugar, milk and let it brew for a couple of minutes or longer if you prefer strong chai.
Strain and enjoy hot and mildly spiced Masala Chai....
Masala chai spice mix can be stored for nearly 5 months in an air tight container at room temperature.
Add little more Chai masala powder while preparing Masala Chai if you prefer extra spicy chai.
Be careful while brewing as the milk can easily rise and spill over.
Adjust sugar as per your taste.
Add or reduce masala chai spice mix as per your preferred spice levels.