Daily Routine of Masala Chai

Masala Chai with Earl Grey

My mom introduced me to Masala Chai when I was a child. To this day, she drinks it every morning while reading the newspaper. Living away from her I miss the aroma of chai every morning. Here is her chai recipe, all you need is a sieve and a sense of discovery.

Masala Chai
1 cup of water
1 earl grey tea bag
1/2 cup of milk
1/8 tsp fennel seeds
1/2 inch of cinnamon stick
1 black clove
sugar to taste

Add water, fennel, cinnamon and clove to a deep pan and bring it to a boil. Once the water starts boiling, turn down the heat and let it simmer for 2 – 3 minutes. Add the tea bag to the pan and let it steep. Since the water is boiling, the tea will brew very quickly. Now add milk to the pan and let it brew on low heat. When the color turns to the shade of brown that you prefer then take the pot off the stove. Sieve and serve it with sugar on the side.

10 thoughts on “Daily Routine of Masala Chai”

  1. i dont have all the ingredients as per…but i do have cinnamon powder, clove powder and will use almond milk….hope it still turns out tasty…

  2. I have yet to try this and I can’t wait to do so since it’s very popular! Thank you for the recipe! I appreciate it! :)

  3. Hey Pragati, I was intrigued to see Earl Grey being used to make Indian Masala Chai :)
    Being a tea/coffee lover, I had to give it a shot. I did add a bit of cardamom along with an additional tea-bag (one was just not strong enough for me). And I must say, it was a nice twist from my usual. Although for my everyday routine I will have to stick to Taj Mahal or Red Label, but this would a nice digression every once in while :)

    1. Hi Neelum, This was a common question that I got about this post. Your comment addresses it directly. Thanks for trying it out and sharing your experience.

  4. Hello Pragati! I`m new here and very glad to find out your beautiful blog. I love chai very much, but I`ve never prepared it myself. I didn`t knew that preparing chai involves water as I thought it only uses milk. Your method seems to be easy to follow and thanks for sharing.

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