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Indian Masala Chai Recipe

Masala Chai Recipe

Masala Chai Recipe (aka Indian Spiced Tea) is a soothing and warm tea made with milk and Indian spices.
Course Beverages, Breakfast
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani/Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 52kcal


  • 2 cups water
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons loose black tea leaves
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 2 to 3 green cardamom pods
  • 1 inch ginger


  • In a mortar and pestle, coarsely crush the spices. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, boil the water and add the crushed spices. Boil for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add sugar and the tea leaves. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. If you want your tea not to be too strong, then boil for only a minute or so.
  • Add the milk and boil for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Pour the tea into mugs using a tea strainer.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg