Sunday 4 May 2014

Indian Masala Chai

Indian Masala Chai

Recipe source :  here

My Indian friends introduced me to masala chai.  I  was hooked to this spicy  tea ever since my first sip. But it was expensive to enjoy this tea at fine Indian restaurants. And I do not quite fancy the pre-packed variety which are sold in supermarkets or Indian shops. The pre-packed varieties are definitely not as good as masala chai brewed fresh from scratch. 

My friends advised that masala chai is best drunk after a sumptuous and spicy Indian meal. However, I can drink it anytime, with or without a spicy Indian meal. I just love to drink this fabulous tea which is so richly infused with spices to give it the extra oomph!

Come join me for a cuppa!


4 whole cloves
2 cardamom pods
1 cinnamon stick,
3 cups water
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp granulated sugar
2 black tea bags

 Top down : 
1. Cloves
2. Cardamom pods
3. Cinnamon
4. Tea bags

Fresh milk

Ginger powder


1.  Crush the spices in a mortar. Transfer the crushed spices to a small pot.
2.  Add in water, ginger powder and black pepper. Bring to a boil.
3.  Remove from heat, cover and let steep for 5 minutes.
4.  Add in milk and sugar and bring to a boil again.
5.  Switch off the flame and add in the tea bags. Let it steep for 3 minutes.
6.  Stir the chai and strain into a warm teapot or directly into mugs or tea cups.
7.  Serve hot..

I am submitting this post to Asian Food Fest  : Indian Subcontinent
Hosted by Alvin of Chef and Sommelier

I am linking this post to Little Thumbs Up


The theme for May 2014 is Milk

Hosted by Tze of  Awayofmind Bakery House


  1. I would love to have a cuppa, Doris! :D

    Thank you for submitting this to AFF! Hope to see more entries from you!

  2. hi Doris, i tried this Masala chai before it taste very nice. love the taste of spices in the tea.

    thanks for linking up with LTU! looking forward to see more of your food creations.

  3. I like to have this tea too, agree with you that its so expensive in the Indian restaurants. Much better to make it at home. :)

  4. Hi Doris,

    Totally agree with you that using real spices to cook or even make a tea makes a lot of differences... You must be enjoy this tea to the fullest now :D


  5. Hi everyone,

    This masala chai is really delicious.


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