chai masala powder recipe | masala tea powder | chai ka masala

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chai masala powder recipe | masala tea powder | chai ka masala with detailed photo and video recipe. an aromatic and spicy masala mix recipe added to indian chai beverage to make it more flavorful and enjoyable. the indian chai drink or popularly known as masala chai is made with a fine blend of tea powder with an added spice mix known as chai masala. basically the spice mix is added on top of the tea powder to the boiling water.
masala tea powderchai masala powder recipe | masala tea powder | chai ka masala with step by step photo and video recipe. for almost every indian, the morning has to begin with a hot cup of coffee or an indian chai. particularly with indian flavoured masala chai, it is incomplete with a unique blend of spices. this recipe post is dedicated to chai masala mix and how to use it to make a refreshing beverage drink.

i have posted different types of chai and beverage drink using tea powder. but somehow, i missed posting the basic recipe of chai masala mix. the last time when i posted masala chai recipe, it was with fresh herbs like ginger and cardamom added directly to boiling water. the end result would be very similar, but the advantage of this masala mix is it can be stored and used whenever you want. in other words, the chai masala mix makes your life easy and use it to get the same flavour. i personally make it in large quantity as my husband is a big-time tea drinker. he likes to have a cup of masala chai in the morning with breakfast. so it makes it more sense to make it once and use it regularly as you need.

chai masala powder recipe

furthermore, before jumping into the recipe, some more tips, suggestions and variations to masala tea powder recipe. firstly, the texture of the masala powder is very critical for this recipe. i personally like it as coarse powder and hence i grounded the dry spices to a fine powder. however, some prefer it to be a fine powder. the issue with fine powder is that it may not get strained with the sieve. secondly, i prefer to add the masala mix with tea powder to boiling water. this helps to release all the flavour of the mix. however, some may prefer to have a mild taste and you can add after milk is added. lastly, if you feel to reduce the spice heat of the mix, you can reduce the quantity of pepper to ¾ or to ½.

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chai masala powder recipe | masala tea powder | chai ka masala

4.67 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 box
AUTHOR: HEBBARS KITCHEN
Course: beverage
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chai masala powder recipe
Calories: 513kcal
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easy chai masala powder recipe | masala tea powder | chai ka masala

Ingredients

for chai masala powder:

  • 40 grams cardamom
  • 20 grams cloves
  • 20 grams pepper
  • 8 grams cinnamon
  • 10 grams fennel / saunf
  • 30 grams dry ginger
  • 6 tulsi seeds
  • ½ nutmeg / jaiphal

for 2 cup chai using masala:

  • 2 cup water
  • 4 tsp tea powder
  • ½ tsp chai masala, prepared
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp sugar

Instructions

  • firstly, in a heavy-bottomed pan take 40 grams cardamom, 20 grams cloves, 20 grams pepper, 8 grams cinnamon and 10 grams fennel.
  • dry roast on low flame until it turns aromatic. keep aside.
  • now take 30 grams dry ginger and break into pieces.
  • dry roast until it turns aromatic. keep aside.
  • further add 6 tulsi seeds, ½ nutmeg and roast well.
  • cool completely, and transfer all the spice mix into blender.
  • blend to a slightly coarse powder. chai masala powder is ready, you can store in an airtight container and use for a month.

prepare chai using homemade chai ka masala:

  • firstly, in a saucepan take 2 cup water, 4 tsp tea powder and ½ tsp chai masala.
  • boil for 4 minutes or until strong decoction is prepared.
  • now add 1 cup milk, 2 tsp sugar and boil the chai twice.
  • strain the masala tea and enjoy.
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how to make masala tea powder with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a heavy-bottomed pan take 40 grams cardamom, 20 grams cloves, 20 grams pepper, 8 grams cinnamon and 10 grams fennel.
  2. dry roast on low flame until it turns aromatic. keep aside.
  3. now take 30 grams dry ginger and break into pieces.
  4. dry roast until it turns aromatic. keep aside.
  5. further add 6 tulsi seeds, ½ nutmeg and roast well.
  6. cool completely, and transfer all the spice mix into a blender.
  7. blend to a slightly coarse powder. chai masala powder is ready, you can store in an airtight container and use for a month.

prepare chai using homemade chai ka masala:

  1. firstly, in a saucepan take 2 cup water, 4 tsp tea powder and ½ tsp chai masala.
  2. boil for 4 minutes or until the strong decoction is prepared.
  3. now add 1 cup milk, 2 tsp sugar and boil the chai twice.
  4. strain the masala tea and enjoy.
    chai masala powder recipe

notes:

  • firstly, make sure to dry roast the spices well to increase the shelf life of masala tea powder.
  • also, if you do not have access to the dry ginger powder, then crush fresh ginger and boil along with tea leaves.
  • additionally, adjust the amount of sugar-based on the sweetness you prefer.
  • finally, chai masala powder tastes great when prepared with fresh spices.
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