Make masala chai

Masala chai recipe


Masala chai, often simply referred to as chai, is a delicious warm drink originating from the Indian subcontinent. It's a spiced tea blend that typically includes a combination of black tea, aromatic spices, milk and sweeteners. It is often served to guests as a sign of hospitality or shared among friends and family during gatherings and celebrations.

Serves 2 

You will need:

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 6 cardamom pods
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 250ml full fat milk
  • 2.5cm fresh root ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 2 strong black tea bags
  • 3 tsp caster sugar

      1. Crush the cinnamon, cardamom and fennel seeds in a pestle and mortar to create a coarse spice mixture.

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      2. Put the milk, ground spices, ginger and tea bags in a small saucepan.

      Masala chai recipe

      3. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10-12 minutes, stirring regularly.

      Masala chai recipe

      4. Add 100ml water and simmer for a further 5 minutes. Keep stirring regularly to ensure that the milk doesn’t burn.

      Masala chai recipe

      5. Add the sugar and stir to combine.

      6. Strain the chai and pour into mugs to serve.


      Masala chai recipe