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Masala chai with homemade chai masala 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. 
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Course: Beverages, Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 129kcal


1 Cup = 250ml ; 1 Tablespoon = 15ml ; 1 Teaspoon = 5ml

    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.
      1 inch Dried Ginger
    • Now grind peppercorn, green cardamom, cloves, cassia bark along with crushed dry ginger to a coarse powder.
      1 Tablespoon Peppercorn, 2 Tablespoon Green Cardamom/ Elachi, 2 inch Cassia bark/ dalchini, 1 Teaspoon Cloves
    • 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. 
      1 cup Water, ¼ Teaspoon Masala chai spice mix
    • Now add tea bag, sugar, milk and let it brew for a couple of minutes or longer if you prefer strong chai.
      1 Teabag, as required Sugar, ⅓ cup Milk
    • Strain and enjoy hot and mildly spiced Masala Chai....


    Masala chai spice mix can be stored for nearly 5 months in an airtight container at room temperature.
    Add a little more 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.
    Tea leaves could be used instead of tea bags.
    The masala chai recipe can be doubled or tripled by adding more tea bags, milk and masala powder.


    Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 445mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 203IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 234mg | Iron: 3mg
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