Desi masala chai | Masale wali chai | Masala tea recipe

Desi Masala chai or masala tea is a very famous beverage in India. It is made by boiling together, tea leaves, milk, water and various herbs and spices.

These spice mix mainly include green cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, ground cloves, ground ginger, and black tea leaves. In market it is available in the form of tea bags for infusion, instant powdered mixtures, and concentrates.

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Today here we show you masala chai kaise banate hain without and ready made spice mix powder or tea bag. Homemade masala tea has various health benefits too. For example, fresh blend of spices helps clear lungs and treat cold or cough.




kadak masala chai recipe | Masala tea recipe

So lets learn how to authentic make masala tea at home in easy steps.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 people
Calories 105 kcal


  • saucepan 
  • cups 
  • mortar and pestle


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 small piece fresh ginger,
  • 2 black peppercorns
  • 2 green cardamom pods,
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp Tea powder (Chai patti)
  • 2 tsp sugar


  • In a blending jar or mortar pestle, add black peppercorns, green cardamom pods, cloves, cinnamon stick and blend slightly, we don not need very fine powder this is a punjabi tea masala recipe.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium-high flame, add water, masala powder, tea leaves, and freshly crushed ginger piece. Bring the mixture to a steady boil.
  • Pour in the milk, tea, and sugar. Get the mixture to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Using a fine-mesh sieve, strain the chai into the cups.


You can add full fat or fat free milk as per your preferences. But personally I love making desi masala chai with full fat milk.
Prepare spice mix in bulk for future use also. But make sure you store it in an air tight container so that masala do not loose its fresh aroma.
Serve it to your guests, they will surely love it.
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