Recipe for Traditional Indian Chai

Read below on how to make traditional Indian Chai

Hi friends! In todays era, you will see a common drink now at your local coffee shops or even Starbucks. Its "chai". But really, traditional chai also known as "masala chai" originated in India back in the early 1900s. Chai is great to drink in the morning for natural caffeine or it is typically used after a heavy meal to help with digestion. So lets teach you how to make it at home!


  • we recommend getting these ingredients at your local Indian grocery store

  1. Cardamom Seeds

  2. Ginger

  3. Cinnamon Sticks

  4. Fennel Seeds

  5. Ground tea of your choice - we use a tea brand called " Wagh Bakri"

  6. Milk of your choice

  7. Strainer

Recipe- Approx. 5 minutes

  1. If you're only making 1 cup of chai I would boil two cups of water

  2. Crush about 4 cardamom seeds into the boiling water

  3. Then add 1 cinnamon stick

  4. Go ahead and grate some ginger (about 1 tsp worth) and place it into the boiling water

  5. Throw in a tablespoon of fennel seeds in the water

  6. Add a tablespoon and a half of the tea

  7. Stir it well

  8. Add half a cup of milk of your choice

  9. You will notice it changes the color to a nice light brown color

  10. Grab a cup, and pour the tea into a strainer, so that all the seeds are eliminated from the chai

  11. You can add sugar to taste

  12. Enjoy :)

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