Chai ka Masala / Indian Tea Spice Powder Recipe

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Dec. 15, 2015

A dash of spices always makes chai a lot more interesting, especially on cold winter days and wet monsoon ones! The Chai ka Masala is the secret behind making the perfect Masala Chai, and here we show you how to make this magic ingredient. A bit of this and a bit of that, roasted and blended together to make an aromatic and flavourful chai, that can pep you up and comfort you like a good friend would...


Cloves 3 Tablespoon (laung/lavang)
Cardamom 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (elaichi)
Black peppercorns 1 1/2 Tablespoon (kalimirch)
Cinnamon sticks 2 (dalchini)
Dried ginger powder 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (soonth)
Nutmeg powder 1 Teaspoon (jaiphal)



1. Combine the cloves, cardamom, black peppercorns and cinnamon in a broad non-stick pan and dry roast on a medium flame for 1 minute. 2. Transfer into a plate and keep aside to cool completely. 3. Once cooled, add the dried ginger powder, nutmeg powder and blend in a mixer to a smooth powder. 4. Store in an air-tight container and use as required.Handy Tip: This remains fresh for 4 months when stored in an air-tight container.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 1 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 553Calories from Fat 80

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.4%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 73 mg3.04%

Total Carbohydrates 114 g38%

Dietary Fiber 29 g116%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 14 g28%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet