Authentic Masala Chai Recipe

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Masala chai or tea is a common beverage consumed in India and other Asian countries. This milky chai is refreshing and helps improve mental alertness and eliminate weakness. The various herbs and spices used in preparing this tea help in strengthening the immune system and protecting you against various infections such as a cough and cold. While you can find masala tea easily, it is fairly simple to make it at home. So, let us look at the ingredients and steps involved in making this delicious beverage.

Masala Chai Recipe

Share a cup of tea with your loved ones!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: masala chai
Appliance: Blender, Hot plate
Servings: 3 people


  • 4 cloves buds
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 3 peppercorns
  • 1 tsp ginger root ground
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup milk you can also use other milk such as soymilk
  • 2 tbsp black tea
  • 2 tsp sugar


  • To make masala tea, first grind cloves, cinnamon, ginger powder, peppercorns, and cardamom pods with a mortar and pestle.
  • Then add water in a saucepan and bring it to a boil.
  • Add the crushed spices to the water and let it blend well for nearly 3-5 mins on a low flame.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and add the tea leaves. Let it steep for 3-5 mins.
  • Add milk and sugar as per taste and bring the tea to a boil.
  • Turn off the heat and serve the tea with your favorite cookies!


You can boil the milk separately and just add it to the tea and serve without cooking the mixture further.
Sugar can be replaced with stevia, brown sugar, honey or jaggery. In case you are using honey or jaggery then add it at the end just before drinking the tea.
Stevia is very sweet so make sure you add a little at a time.

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Meenakshi Nagdeve, Co-Founder, Organic Facts is a health and wellness enthusiast and is responsible for managing it. She has completed the Nutrition And Healthy Living Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, US. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore and B. Tech in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from IIT Bombay. Prior to this, she worked for a few years in IT and Financial services. An ardent follower of naturopathy, she believes in healing with foods. In her free time, she loves to travel and taste different types of teas.

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