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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.
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Course: Beverages, Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Geetha Priyanka



Gluten free, Nut free

    1 Cup = 250ml ; 1tbsp = 15ml

      Ingredients for Masala Chai Powder

      • 1 tablespoon Peppercorn
      • 1 inch Dried Ginger
      • 2 tablespoon Green Cardamom/ Elachi
      • 2 inch Cassia bark/ dalchini
      • 1 teaspoon Cloves

      Ingredients to prepare Masala Chai

      • 1 cup Water
      • cup Milk
      • 1 Teabag
      • as required Sugar
      • ¼ teaspoon 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 teaspoon 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.
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