Masala chai recipe with step by step pictures and video. Authentic Indian masala tea infused with aromatic Indian spices, tea and milk .
Word Chai means tea. Chai is an Urdu word but originally it comes from Persian chay which originated from the Chinese word for tea 茶 chá. Masala tea is popular all over India and now in world.
To prepare masala tea, Masala is required. Masala is nothing but mix of various Indian spices like star anise, green cardamoms, cloves, fennel, cinnamon, pepper corn and nutmeg. In this version I have added spices of my choice.
The secret of good masala chai is to cook through decoction by simmering spices, tea and milk on low heat to extract flavours.
This masala chai recipe is a must drink in my family and I can proudly say that I am a huge fan of tea. Till date I have tried and had numerous tea recipes and this one is of the best of them. Let see how to make masala tea at home.
Masala chai recipe video
2 cups water
1 inch cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 black cardamom
1/2 green cardamom
1 teaspoon loose black tea
1 1/2 teaspoon sugar or as per taste
1/2 teaspoon ginger, grated
1 1/4 cup milk
Step by step masala tea recipe
Step 1. Place a sauce pan on medium heat. Let the water come to a boil.
Step 2. Add the whole spices cinnamon , black pepper, clove, black cardamom and green cardamom. Let it boil for 30 seconds.
Step 3. Add black tea powder.
Step 4. Add sugar.
Step 5. Add grated ginger and boil for 1 min on medium heat.
Step 6. Then add milk and boil again for 2-3 minutes on low heat. Stir in between.
Step 7. Filter the tea in a cup and serve with cookies.
Recipe card – Masala tea recipe
Masala Chai Recipe, How to make masala tea | Authentic Indian Masala tea (Video recipe)
- 2 cups water
- 1 inch cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 clove
- 1/2 black cardamom
- 1/2 green cardamom
- 1 teaspoon loose black tea
- 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar or as per taste
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger grated
- 1 1/4 cup milk
Place a sauce pan on medium heat. Let the water come to a boil.
Add the whole spices cinnamon , black pepper, clove, black cardamom and green cardamom. Let it boil for 30 seconds.
Add black tea powder.
Add grated ginger and boil for 1 min on medium heat.
Then add milk and boil again for 2-3 minutes on low heat. Stir in between.
Filter the tea in a cup and serve with cookies.
Some other chai recipe available on blog