Masala Chai / Masala Tea / Spiced Indian Tea

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Dec. 21, 2015

Curling your fingers around a steaming hot cup of Masala Chai, slowly sipping the invigoratingly flavoured and aromatic beverage, is like spending quality time with a friend! It can soothe you when you are unwell, rejuvenate you when you are tired, and revive your spirits when you are bored. Turn to this recipe, to learn the perfect way of brewing this magic potion, with the right proportions of chai masala, ginger and other peppy ingredients. Savour the Masala Tea hot and fresh, and avoid reheating it, because that makes tea slightly bitter.


Chai masala 1/2 Teaspoon
Tea powder 2 Tablespoon
Sugar 4 Tablespoon
Lemon grass stalks 2 (each cut into 50mm. (2”) pieces)
Crushed ginger 1/2 Teaspoon
Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)



1. Combine 2 cups of water, tea powder, sugar, lemongrass, ginger and chai masala in a non-stick saucepan and boil on a medium flame for 2 minutes. 2. Add the milk, mix well and bring to boil on a medium flame. When the mixture boils till the brim, reduce the flame to slow to prevent it from spilling out and continue to boil for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally if required. 3. Strain immediately using a strainer and discard the tea powder mixture. 


4. Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 7 Minutes
Ready In: 7 Minutes
Servings: 7

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 78Calories from Fat 19

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g3.1%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 28 mg1.17%

Total Carbohydrates 13 g4.3%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 12 g

Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet