Masala Chai | Indian Masala Chai | Tea

Chai / Tea the most universal drink across various places in this vast world but also very unique to each place. The most refreshing drink. In India various versions of chai/tea. This is available in almost all restaurants and gadiwala across India and also in almost all households. Generally the tea makes basic version. The decoction (“black tea”) is basically made using a water and tea leaves.  I am off to make one for myself. Enjoy by making one for yourself if you like it !!!


  • Tea leaves - 4 tbsp ( I prefer Taj mahal brand or Lipton)
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cinnamon Stick - a small piece
  • Black peppercorns - 4
  • Nutmeg powder - 1/4 or less tsp
  • Cardamom pods - 1 or 2 (adjust as per flavor)
  • Sugar - 1 or 2 tsp (more or less to taste)
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Warm Milk - 1/2 cup (adjust as per black tea)
  • Fresh Ginger - 1 tsp (grated)
  1. Bring water to boil in a sauce pan 
  2. In a pestle add  cloves, cinnamon, black peppercorns, cardamom pods crush them all 
  3. Add  add nutmeg and grated ginger into boiling water 
  4. Add tea leaves boil for few mins
  5. Add milk stir well. Boil the chai for 5 mins. Do not make it high flame and it may overflow out of the saucepan.
  6. Remove from heat and strain the chai with tea strainer and serve hot

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