Chai Masala Powder

I love chai and I always like to add chai masala to my chai, as it adds lot of taste and flavour. Here I have shared a simple chai masala recipe that you can easily make at home with very simple ingredients. This chai masala is flavourful and aromatic. I am sure if you are a chai lover you will love this recipe.


For Chai Masala Powder
  • ½ cup green cardamom/choti elachai
  • 4-5 black cardamom/moti elachai
  • 2 tablespoons fennel seeds/sauf
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper corns/kali mirch
  • 1 tablespoon cloves/laung
  • 2 cinnamon sticks/dalchini (3 inch each)
  • 1 small pieces dry ginger/saunth
  • 1 nutmeg/jaiphal
  • 1 star anise/chakra phol
For Masala Chai/Tea
  • ¾ cup (150ml) milk
  • 1 cup (240ml) water
  • 2 teaspoons tea powder
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ chai masala we prepared

Note- Read recipe notes in the end.

Main Equipments Used

Steps In Making

Chai Masala Powder
  1. In a pan, add green cardamom, black cardamom, cloves, fennel seeds, black peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon sticks and dry roast them for 2-3 mins. Remove them once done.
  2. In the same pan, add dry ginger, star anise and nutmeg and dry roast them for 2-3 mins.
  3. Let all the spices cool down.
  4. Add them to a mixer grinder and grind to a coarse powder. Now let it cool down.
  5. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 months..
Masala Chai/Tea
  1. Crush all the spices together and keep them aside.
  2. In a pan over medium flame add water and bring them to a boil.
  3. Now add tea powder and sugar and boil for couple of minutes.
  4. Add milk and boil it for another 2 minutes or until it gets a nice golden brown colour.
  5. Now add the chai masala powder and let it simmer for a minute.
  6. Switch off the flame and cover the tea pot with the lid and let it rest for couple of minutes.
  7. Finally sieve the tea and serve hot!

Recipe Notes

  • You can adjust the quantity of the spices as per your flavour too.
  • Always let the chai masala cool down completely before storing.
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