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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.