Masala Chai (Indian masala tea)by Amrita Iyer

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Masala Chai (Indian masala tea)by Amrita Iyer
  • Masala Chai (Indian masala tea) (14 likes)

  • By Amrita Iyer|
    Last updated on Mar 18th
  • Prep Time5mins
  • Cook Time15mins
  • Serves2People
Masala Chai (Indian masala tea)


  • 5 Green Cardamoms
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 Cinnamon stick(or use Cinnamon Powder)
  • 1/2 tsp Peppercorns
  • 1 tsp Ginger Powder(sonth)
  • 1/2 tsp fresh Ginger(grated)
  • 1 tbsp Tea Leaves
  • Sugar to taste
  • Milk as required
  • 2 Cups Water


  1. Dry roast the spices(Cardamom,cloves,cinnamon and peppercorns) in a pan and then pound to a powder in a coffee grinder.I love to use the mortar and pestle for this.The powder is not very fine but gives superior taste.
  2. Boil water in a saucepan and add the powder prepared above.Boil for approx 5 minutes on low till all the spices give their taste to the water.Now add the ginger powder.Boil for a minute and add tea leaves.Boil for 2-3 minutes and add milk.
  3. Continue to boil on low till the tea leaves have given out their wonderful color and the liquid thickens a little – approx 3 minutes more.
  4. Add the grated ginger and allow to sit for 5 minutes till all the flavors seep into the tea.
  5. Strain into tea cups and add milk and sugar to taste.Enjoy with tea biscuits or with anything of your choice.
My Tip: NOTE – The sugar may be added while boiling the water with the spice powder.
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    Amrita Iyer 4 months ago

    Renu Kumar - Yes you can add it either as a powder or whole after which you can strain it.

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    Renu Kumar 4 months ago

    Amrita what about Badi elaichi? Can we mix that too?

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    Amrita Iyer 6 months ago

    Welcome Ujwala Borade

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    Ujwala Borade 6 months ago

    thanku you very much

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    Ujwala Borade 8 months ago

    Yes. ... I looking for this.thank you so much.

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