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Chai Masala Recipe

Homemade Chai masala or tea masala recipe to make an aromatic and fragrant blend of spices. Add some of this chai masala and enjoy the best Masala chai if you love to start your morning with a well made perfectly aromatic and delicious cup of masala tea. 
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Course: condiments
Cuisine: indian cuisine
Keyword: chai masala, Chai Spice Mix, Indian spiced tea powder, masala tea powder, tea masala
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 15 teaspoon
Calories: 8kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • mixer grinder


  • 1 tablespoon Cloves
  • 12 Green Cardamom
  • 2 big Cardamoms
  • ¼ teaspoon ajwain
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 tablespoon Black Peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoon Fennel Seeds / saunf
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Ginger Powder
  • ¼ nutmeg grated


  • Toast all the ingredients except ginger powder and nutmeg for about a minute. Heat them just enough till they start to release the aroma and always keep the heat low.
  • Allow them to cool after transferring in a grinder jar. Once it is cool add dry ginger powder and nutmeg and then grind into a coarse powder. Cool it down and transfer in an airtight container. Store chai masala powder in an air-tight container. Use this spice mix to make tea.



  • Do not make a large amount of chai masala at a time. I prefer to make a small batch because fresh masala tastes flavourful.
  • If you want to make a large batch in one go make sure to keep a small portion out of it for the use.
  • You can store the rest of the chai masala in the fridge and take out as required later.
  • Instead of dry ginger powder you can use whole dried ginger.
  • If you can’t find the dried ginger you can skip that and use fresh ginger while making masala chai.
  • While using chai masala always use a clean, dry spoon. 


Calories: 8kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg