Masala Chai Chai is a classic drink of Indian cuisine that is a big favorite among locals. Indians drink this hot drink all year round for breakfast, mid-day and evening.

This is without a doubt one of my favorite drinks, especially in the winter when it’s cold outside and you want to keep your body warm. This is an incredibly delicious Indian drink that is easy to prepare at home.

It is a drink made from black tea, milk, sugar and various spices that are boiled together to give a spicy, nice and slightly sweet taste. Below is a favorite recipe for masala chai that is delicious and easy to make at home.

5 minutes

20 minutes

total time:
25 minutes

Masala Chai is a hot and delicious drink that is easy to prepare at home. It is full of delicious flavors that will remind you of beautiful India.


  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 6-8 capsules of whole green cardamom

  • 1 tsp black pepper

  • 3-4 cloves

  • 1 tbsp grated ginger (chop a few pieces of ginger instead of grating to reduce the ginger)

  • 3 tablespoons black loose tea (preferably Assam or Ceylon tea)

  • 0.6 liters of water

  • 0.5 liters of milk

  • 1-2 tablespoons of sugar


  1. Put the cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, black pepper and cloves in a mortar and crush the spices. It doesn’t have to be made into a powder, it just has to be made into small pieces.
  2. Place the ground spices, ginger and water in a large pot and bring to a boil over high heat. When it starts to boil, reduce the heat slightly and let it boil for about 15 minutes (the liquid will reduce by about a third).
  3. Add the melted butter and milk and reduce the heat. Cover and let cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Close the plate and let stand with the lid on for another 5 minutes
  5. Add honey or sugar to taste
  6. Strain the tea through a strainer and pour into a cup before serving


If you have excess masala chai or if you have made a particularly large batch, a tip is to store the strained tea in the refrigerator. It will keep for 3-4 days and can be reheated in a pan.

This is the recipe I usually use to make masala chai, but you can vary the recipe according to your taste.

If you want a stronger taste, you can add tea, spices and ginger, etc.

Masala Chai tea can also be made vegetarian if you use plant-based milk. If you want to make a vegetarian version of masala chai, I recommend using oat milk or cashew milk – or a mixture of both.

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Mer Om Masala Chai Chai

Masala Chai is a hot drink made from tea, black tea, milk and Indian spices. It is a drink that has become very famous after being introduced in many coffee shops around the world. However, most coffee shops usually offer Chai latte and Chai chai, which taste similar but are usually made with chai powder or tea bags with a masala chai flavor.

The recipe is usually never the same as many Indian families have their own recipes for tea with different ingredients. However, Masala Chai tea has 6 main ingredients; Water, milk, tea, sugar, cardamom and ginger.

In India, strongly flavored black teas like Assam tea are usually used, but if you can’t find Assam in a grocery store or tea shop, other types of tea are fine to use as well.

The spice mixture used in Masala Chai is called “karha” and is based on ginger and cardamom. Other common spices added to the karaha spice mix include cinnamon, star anise, anise, black pepper, nutmeg, and cloves.

Which spices you want to add depends entirely on what you like.

Interesting facts about Masala Chai Chai

  • In India, offering a cup of masala tea is as common as offering a cup of coffee in Sweden
  • In India, a cup of tea costs about 5-10 Indian rupees, which roughly corresponds to 0.5-1 Swedish kronor.
  • Many families have their own masala chai recipe and use different spices. This is part of the charm of masala chai because it usually doesn’t taste the same!
  • The spices in the tea are said to have many good health properties. Among other things, cinnamon is known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties and for fighting bad breath. And cardamom improves digestion, etc. Ginger also improves digestion and prevents colds and flu.

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Have you tried my Masala Chai recipe? Feel free to leave a comment below!

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