Masala Chai | How to make Masala Chaiby Deviyani SrivastavaCreated on 24th Dec 2015

  • Masala Chai, How to make Masala Chai

Masala Chai is a distinctive style of milk-based tea consumed in India. Masala Chai has a warm spice note in combination with the heat and soothing properties from the warmed milk that makes it very relaxing to consume. In India, Masala chai is consumed mostly in the cold or rainy weather.

  • Prep Time5mins
  • Cook Time5mins
  • Serves2People
Masala Chai


  • Ginger 1 tsp, grated
  • Whole Cardamom - 7 seeds
  • Whole clove - 4
  • Cinnamon just a pinch
  • Sugar - 2 tsp
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Cup water
  • 3 tsp regular Tea leaves


  1. Start by grating some ginger, approximately 1 tsp or more, as per taste.
  2. Next you need is a mortar pestle, bang open the cardamom seeds. Separate out the seeds and cover, let the seeds remain in the mortar.
  3. Break in half 4 cloves and add in the mortar.
  4. Break a tiny piece of cinnamon and add in the mortar. Make sure its a tiny piece as its aroma can be very overpowering.
  5. Nicely powder the spices in the mortar pestle.
  6. Mix milk and water in 1:1 proportion and put on a medium flame. Add in the freshly ground masala followed by tea leaves, sugar and finally the grated ginger.
  7. Turn the flame on high, let it rise and lower the flame. Repeat 3 time which ensure mixing of the masalas and release of their aromas.
  8. Strain directly in cups and have it hot.
My Tip: Additional spices that can be added as per one's choice are Black pepper (4 pepper corns), Basil (6-8 leaves), Mint (6-8 leaves), Bay leaf (1/2 - 1 leaf), Nutmeg (just a pinch) and Aniseed (1/4 tsp).
  • Deviyani Srivastava20 days ago

    Thank you!

  • Ananthi Raghu22 days ago

    Super taste.

  • Dj Rukhayaa month ago

    Nice taste

  • Vanaja Srinivas9 months ago

    will try

  • Sandhya Sudhindraa9 months ago

    Will try

  • Deviyani Srivastavaa year ago

    Hi Reshma, it's wonderful when someone tries out your recipe and likes it! M so glad you tried it and you liked it! :)