Masala Tea Powder – Chai Ka Masala Powder

December 23, 2015 BasicsCondimentsPodi/Powders  8 comments

Tea is a most common beverage in any Indian household. I love Masala Chai, especially the flavour and the mild spiciness in it. Always used to wonder what ingredients went into the making. This Masala Tea Powder is such a simple and handy powder which adds a magical aroma and flavour to the normal tea, and with the ingredients that are normally available in the kitchen. Saw this Masala Tea Powder in Tarla Dalal’s show and was really excited to try it. I just skipped the nut meg powder that was added in the original recipe.

So here u go with the recipe..

 

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[Preparation Time-5 mins : Cooking Time-5 mins]

Ingredients:

  • Cardamom – 1/4 cup
  • Cloves – 3 tbsp
  • Pepper – 1.5 tbsp
  • Cinnamon – 2 sticks
  • Ginger Powder – 1/4 cup

 

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Method:

  • Take cardamom, cloves, pepper, and cinnamon stick in a pan and dry roast it for a couple of mins or until u get a nice aroma.

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  • Let it cool down and grind it along with the ginger powder into a fine powder.

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Tadaaa!!! The magical Masala Tea Powder is ready!!

Store it in an air-tight container.

 

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Tips:

  1. U just need to add a pinch of this Masala Tea Powder while making tea for 2 people. Do not exceed a pinch, else it will be too strong and spoil the taste.
  2. Store it in air-tight container and use it. Stays well for upto 3-4 months.
  3. Instead of ginger powder, u can use dry ginger (sukku). If using dry roast it along with the other ingredients and powder it.

8 comments to Masala Tea Powder – Chai Ka Masala Powder

  • veena  says:

    very handy flavourful podi

  • Rafeeda  says:

    Makes it very easy if you want to make some masala chai instantly… I just prefer to add everything onto my cup of milk ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Traditionallymodernfood  says:

    Chil weather calls for a hot Masala tea.. I add the spices directly in tea like ur way of raising and grinding

  • raka roy chowdhury  says:

    Thank u so much for this recirpe.

  • kushi  says:

    Very useful post and flavorful powder. Happy New Year!

  • priya  says:

    Thank you thank you sundariii… i wanted this recipe for so longgg…thanks…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rita D'Souza  says:

    Tku so much for all your delicious recipes. One clarification, you mentioned in the masala tea powder, we could use dry ginger instead of ginger powder, can you please tell me what quantity of dry ginger should I purchase, thank you.

    • Sundari Nathan  says:

      Thank u for your lovely comment!! U can use a medium sized whole dry ginger piece for the above mentioned quantity. Else u can also use freshly crushed ginger(1/2 inch piece) while making tea. Hope this helps!

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