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I’m sorry it’s not working! The Jivraj 9 recommendation is an interesting one. Thanx Tanvilu for this eagerly awaited recipe. Hi Charlie! For big spices like cinnamon or nutmeg, pound them in a mortar and pestle before throwing them into a spice grinder, otherwise your grinder will break. Delish editors handpick every product we feature. Sometimes it can be intensely flavored and can add that slightly soapy flavor. Hi Suz! That sounds like a wonderful breakfast! I will give you credit, I promise. That should help balance it out. I’ve tried it with whole milk, skim milk, even plant-based milk. Hope "Parle G " bisquits aren't too sweet. But the truth of the matter is, sometimes I run out of chai … I think I did it right because the flavour was unbelievable and possible the most decadent I've ever tried….. but if not, that was maybe why it was so spicy…. The extra fresh ginger and turmeric roots add so much flavor/ kick. I live in Portland, too, and think Bollywood’s chai is good, but I definitely prefer my family’s recipe. I have this every night after dinner with my husband. The recipe can go either way. thanks again. What region is this recipe from? 1/8-1/4t of chai masala per 1-8oz cup of tea. I did intend to refrigerate but I will go with the masala gift…and the extra touches sound nice! I personally don’t enjoy the dregs, but my dad loves it, so when I’m drinking chai with him, he’ll finish my dregs. Made as posted though I did reduce the black peppercorns to 23 g. for a 1/5 recipe. I've smoked for 20 yrs. Don't … How do you get the seeds out? I wonder if the spices will just escape and damage the ratio. Looking forward to many more to come! Hope that helps! Must be something in a firewall??? I read your recipe, headed to Tesco's, bought the ingredients and had a go at making it myself. When the cream layer is removed, it decreases the percent of milk fat by a small amount. Mystery solved, thank you! There are some really great books to check out if you're interested in the science of cooking: Harold McGee's on Food and Cooking is incredible! So delicious. I think that adding cinnamon or cloves should work well, however I would caution you to not over do it with the cloves. Keep posting… Tea Masala | Spices & herbs. How To Celebrate New Year's Safely At Home. I'm obsessed with chai too, how can anyone NOT be?! I love demystifying Indian food, facing new culinary challenges, and food science. Love how you took the time to explain it so well. Good recipe but it's much much better made with fresh ginger. A little spicy for me though, what is the least amount of black pepper you'd be comfortable using to cut the spice yet keep the integrity of the tea because the flavour is amazing just too spicy …. Good call on customizing it with half the pepper and a light crack on the cardamom. I like it spicy! Hi Jane! It's great, thanks very much for a delicious recipe. Remove from heat. I have drunk gallons of chai all over India and Nepal. Goodness me. This is the best! If so, that’s actually from boiling the milk. I can’t thank you enough for your chai recipe. The tricky bit: I love the ‘heat’ that pepper adds (learned this before the allergy became intolerable). Here are some recipes to help you use it up: If you're not going to use cow's milk I would recommend using a milk substitute. And the spouted pan is completely key. Daniel. In my family, we call that masalo. Hooray for being able to customize the recipe for my needs because of your nerdy note. Thank you for the wonderful blog. Both companies are huge on sustainable farming/fair trade and freshness. I imagine that star anise would be quite delicious and give the tea a nice depth of flavor. Hi! organic looseleaf decaf English Breakfast tea, the 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup whole milk, and 1 Tbsp. I’m so happy that you were able to figure out a good spice level and the right sweetness level for you! But every time I make it at home, I have it on the stove for almost half an hour and it only stays a pale, barely beige color. With regards to the grit, I hope you didn’t miss the instruction to strain the chai before drinking. I personally don’t enjoy the dregs, but my dad loves it, so when I’m drinking chai with him, he’ll finish my dregs. I've developed a great passion for tea, But isn't tea drunk for a purpose of enjoying its flavor and taste? Honestly, any of them will work well, so order whichever one one is most convenient for you! Hi! I suspect that this is because they are made to mimic the mouth feel of regular milk and so have a lot of chemical thickeners in them. Click here for copyright information and privacy policy. It definitely will save you money in the long run! Thank you for sharing your family recipe. I'm going to give some of it as a gift to my mother and my best friend, and I was going to include some of the stuff you wrote about in this post… but I was wondering where specifically it's from. The Masala chai is quite lovely. It is, in a word, wonderful. Please do let me know how it turns out! Hi Krista! This authentic Masala Chai recipe is super easy as you can … I am so doing this! Last month I came across Old Boston Masala Chai Tea by wellbeing… let's just say it's been good for my well-being. I started with 1/2 the pepper and upped it to 120g. Keep up the good work! I saw both pods and seeds in the store, but ended up getting powdered. Thank you for this wonderful recipe and for the added context. There are a couple of linked recipes in the blog post that talk about other uses for chai masala. If you are using whole spices, weigh out the appropriate amount, place in spice grinder and grind into a fine powder. Hi Angela, thank you for checking out the recipe! It's always so exciting when a picture of mine makes it! Hi Annie! Hi Tanvi, I saved the extra chai massala powder in a jar for the next time. I have been having chai at a teahouse (Townshend's in Oregon… it's amazing!). I would like to use a large hot beverage dispenser but not sure on the best way to do this. That's the only way I've found that it works best. Wats is the chai masala proportion for 1 cup tea….as I could not understand the proportion above…. It gave the tea a nice citrusy aftertaste! I am thinking about gettting growler jars with the final product, milk and all to give as gifts. It’s a slightly milder flavor that the Brook Bond, but it should work. I had to dial down spices used in recipe, but seriously give it a try- the flavors just light up with every sip. Thank you! Hope you like the recipe . It’s the one commonly seen CTC I haven’t yet tried. It feels like a warm hug, or the sort of glow you get from drinking really really good hot chocolate <3 Print Ingredients. Thank you for posting the recipe. I want to make my own chai so I can control the spice (more please!) I don’t use CTC tea (mass produced tea), I don’t use tea bags. We use loose leaf tea, so it is necessary to strain the tea once it is fully cooked (having a spouted pot will really help decrease spills). @Jill: Yay! I put together all the spices including a quick run/shop to Chgo's large Indian District for more peppercorns. I have a question though: I tweaked it a little to make it richer by replacing some of the milk with heavy cream, and I added a little butter in it at the end. Mmmmmmm. Enjoy! To answer some of your questions, I personally have never made chai with star anise. Thanks for simplifying my routine to get the best chai! You can use Wagh Bakri, Lipton, or Jivraj no. I can't wait to try. I'll spare myself the embarrassment of telling you how I've been trying to make chai…. Years ago, I lived in India this recipe reminds me so much of what I drank everyday. Also, the chai had the sweet taste ( used Stevia) and the pleasant burn you described but I couldn't differentiate among the spices. So, basically, you figure out how much chai you want to make and use half milk and half water. There are two sets of weights…. Thanks for checking out my blog . Hi thank you for this. I love an extra spicy cup of chai Hi! @Dona: So glad you found it Dona. Thank you for this beautiful chai recipe. Dear Julie, Hello! Least I can do in exchange for your recipe generosity. Some start by boiling ingredients sequentially, and others have strict rules about only stirring the chai 3 times in clockwise circles. Spicy and sweet and absolutely wonderful! Some have said that the recipe is a bit spicy for them. The result was absolutely fantastic. ? Hi thnaks for the receipe, i love it!!!! This is fabulous…I cut the pepper by 1/4 for my personal taste. I personally like my chai to have a strong tea flavor. Do you grind the cardamom seeds only or the whole capsule? also got to browsing the blog and the rest of the dishes look amazing!! It's soooo good! Tea Recipes Coffee Recipes Dessert Recipes Desserts Homemade Spices Homemade Seasonings Homemade Chai Tea Homemade Food Homemade Gifts. I hope you enjoy! And star anise certainly does add some pleasing flavors as well. If that’s not what you’re referring to, I’m afraid I’m not familiar with cinnamon slime. My mother and I have been wanting to make some homemade chai, and this looks perfect. Regards, Thank you for this, now it all makes sense! The only live link I see if for garam masala, but nothing for chai. Try both and let me know which method you like best and which gives you the best caffeine buzz! I put in some updated measurements. If you’ve already made a batch of the masala with pre-ground spices, stick with it, and when you make your next batch try using freshly ground ones and see how it goes! I hope that’s helpful, and feel free to get in touch with other questions. I also use Organic Chai Masala from ORCO, you should try this as well. This recipe is excellent, but I’d love to find a way to make it without caffeine. Thanks for sharing your family's recipe! I look forward to trying out your food recipes . on hand so the process of grinding everything was half the fun. In case you missed it, I’ve copied it below: I shared your family's chai with many, both those who love chai & those who have never tried it before but now like it. On the left is my husband, Srini, my full time taste tester. Reduce heat and add in black tea. I’ve been reading a bunch of comments on other recipes that mention it. I linked to my favorite brand, which is the Jivraj one. I was looking for a really strong, spicy Chai recipe and stumbled across your recipe. So thanks for sharing your families knowledge! I'll try to work on it and make it 'pin-able'. I’ve been making it with black tea, but I didn’t want caffeine tonight so I just put the sugar and spice into a cup of hot milk and it was still delicious. I used the ground spices that one finds in an American grocery store. Hi! I should have noticed that! They are amazing! I promise the spices aren't as scary as they sound. Not going back to the old ways, the little extra effort is worth all the flavor. Star anise is not a spice we typically use in my part of India. At family reunions, my father had the honorary title of “chai master” and mine was “junior chai master.”  We used to joke about how when we were all sick of being doctors, we would retire and open up a small cafe called “Good Chai” and stock it with the best chai in the world and some mighty delicious snacks. I’d also be willing to add more pepper if you think that would help—I only used half the recommended pepper because my partner prefers it less spicy, but I enjoy it a bit spicier and I’m the one who drinks it most of the time. It made for great laughs. Absolutely wonderful advice! Thank you Tanvi for sharing Chai Masala with us. I have now made some individual "top secret" tweaks to your recipe to make the seriously best chai in the world, but I started with your base! Excellent. Hi Tanvi – Thanks for your recipe. You can try to mimic this technique by using a ladle or metal measuring cup to scoop up some chai and pouring it back into the pot during the last few minutes of the simmering process—just beware, it might splatter a bit if you go too high! Jenny. I sifted it all to remove lumps. It's much simpler than others I've tried. My husband will love it! I just ran out of the masala mix again and came back to remember some details, made another batch… and then I ran out of tea with no Indian grocery anywhere near. I hope you enjoy some other recipes from the blog. Perfection. Thank you for checking out the recipe. Glad to hear you enjoyed the note. Hi Jenny! If you're tempted to skip the sugar altogether, know that you'll risk muting the vibrant notes of spicy goodness! When I was in college or travelling, I used to make little individual tea bags with the right amount of chai masala and tea leaves for an individual cup. The frappuccino is so good, I even figured out how to make a chai frappuccino at home. In my family we lovingly refer to this as the chai dregs! I do have one question: I used finely ground spices and noticed that these go through the strainer. Honey sounds delicious! You can either serve this hot right away with a buttermilk scone or some fennel-spiced butter cookies, or keep it chilled in the fridge for up to 3 days. I was hesitant about the amount of black peppercorns added yet I’m glad I followed the recipe. Hi Ellie! I added a little fresh turmeric and ginger root to mine also…do you know if the root would have more anti-inflammatory benefits than the powder? You’re welcome to try both and do whatever you prefer. I assume from reading the recipe that you meant over a cup of ground black pepper, right? I was on the hunt for the best Kashmiri chai recipes to try out. I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed it so far. That was plenty of kick for me. So after drinking the chai, I realised a lot of the spices remained on the bottom of my cup. Does this sound reasonable to you, and if so how much would you add? Hi Monica, the original measurements are exactly what's written above. Hi Britt! Whole milk is great with it. It definitely makes a huge difference. If you’re making a half gallon of chai (2 quarts or 8 cups), I would use 4 cups water, 4 cups milk. Using over a cup of black pepper makes this fairly unpleasant. Have just made the chai for the first time myself – hoping I go the proportions correct. Thank you Charmaine! I would take little premade tea bags with me when I was traveling! Also, having refrigerated the chai and reheated it in the past, the flavors change quite a bit (and, at least to me, not in the best way). I had a friend bring me back some chai masala and tea from India a couple of years ago, then I ran out of the chai spice mix last winter with a pound of tea to spare. I appreciate your saving me the hard earned lesson about the growlers. Hi Mary, you are supposed to use dried powdered ginger not fresh ginger. Add the spices to the soy milk and the tea leaves to the water. “Some have said that the recipe is a bit spicy for them. My husband and I have a new addiction to Chai tea. Just had my first cup of the Chai! Thanks for checking it out! Thanks for checking out the recipe! * Add a slice of ginger root for turbo charged tea. THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! With regards to the cardamom, please use cardomom seeds and not the whole pod. It’s not as good as boiling everything but is certainly more efficient! It won't be chai, but it'll probably still taste good! I was feeling very sorry for myself and a cup of your Chai, sweetened with honey, has made me feel so much better. I'm not sure if anyone has asked this, but what do you think about Almond milk with this recipe? I would have put out some of the bhusu, but I didn't have any at my house! hey tanvi , i have to agree that this is an authentic indian chai … to such an extent that even the pot u r using is same we use in india .Love the way you have explained . The tea for masala chai is a variety known as “mamri” or “little grain” tea. A note on the black tea I used. I’m so happy that you’ve been working on making the recipe your own and adding star anise. Hopefully with some practice it'll be delicious! I have added this recipe to pepperplate, if you would like to grab it. It’s incredible! I might be biased but mine below is perfection. :/ I found your site looking for a remedy for that situation. You should be just fine with orange pekoe. That sounds like a wonderful program! Usually you can read the whole list from a recipe and put it together, here you cannot. Absolutely! Chai Cupcakes with Lemongrass-Mint Whipped Cream I found that you were off a little with the conversions, but regardless, I have been using this recipe for the past two years at festivals in my country, and people love it. Could you please give me the original measurements for the masala made from scratch using whole spices ? Much appreciated. Hi Melissa! Let me know what you try and what works well for you! But, we did find that the Walker's Shortbreads are certainly compatible. Using a mortar and pestle, spice grinder, of the back of your knife, crack and crush open the cardamom, cloves, fennel seeds, and peppercorns. I see 1/2 cup of milk 1/2 cup of water and 1 cup of black peppercorns (160 grams), etc? Do you have an idea where the soapiness could come from? I just tried my fourth recipe for homemade chai tea, and none of them have the good strong flavor and burn that I love. Thank you for catching that so I could clarify! What if I want to use fresh ginger? If you don't anticipate using the chai masala frequently enough, make the big batch and then keep out only a quarter cup or so, and store the rest in the fridge/freezer. Originating in South Asia, most notably India and Pakistan, the delicious beverage is now popular all over the world. Do you have a family recipe for cardamon coffee too? Thanks for this. I hope you enjoy it! I read online elsewhere that cloves and cinnamon are good ways to neutralize cardamom a bit, so I’m thinking of adding a small amount more of both. found this through a Pinterest pin, and have made a huge batch to give to my daughter's teachers for the holidays. THE RECIPES I USED . yeeeey, peppercorn is great, i have not had a nutmeg, and had to omit it, i added aniseed though ;p, didnt have dried ginger, but added chopped fresh (just to chai, not to masala lol) There are a lot of regional variations on chai. I added 3 g. star anise, 5 g. of allspice, 5 g of vanilla beans. I’ve updated the recipe to reflect that, as well. Chai is basically a mix of milk, water, tea leaves, and sweetener and spices optionally. Or buy some decaf black tea leaves and make the chai with that! I was just wondering if there was any way I could make this into a loose leaf tea blend that I could just steep per cup in a home made tea bag? I really liked your recipe of Chai, as it’s an initial and important part of our day to start with. All the recipes shared are looking very delicious. My husband’s family is South Indian, so I’ll investigate with them and keep you posted. Hi Stacey! Some ideas for Julie: just do the chai spices and not the tea leaves. Can I use almond milk or coconut milk? Thanks for sharing! ya know?! The two mixed together is heavenly. Maybe other people are letting it sit, and only drinking the top part. I have no idea where to even begin. This is amazing. HEllo – like the recipe – I made it with half the pepper and ginger and kept everything else the same – however it's still too peppery for me – any suggestions please as to how to rebalance? Can't wait to try it! Wound up drying some fresh grated ginger in the toaster oven and adding a bit of star anise, but otherwise was following recipe. Otherwise, I try to leave behind as little actual chai as possible, when I ultimately wash the dregs down the sink! There are many ways to make chai. Thank you so much for sharing your great great grandmothers recipe, what a treasure! My husband and I are loving your Chai recipe! What I’ve done with soy milk in the past is to boil the spices with the milk substitute and steep the tea leaves in water and them combine the two. Does it release the flavors more? Was this incorrect? Thank you for sharing your family's recipe. Hi Tanvi, I’ve just made a cup of chai with your recipe. I hope you enjoy this chai recipe. Where I live it's very hard to obtain many ingredients. I LOVE chai tea, but I have to be very careful because I have a severe allergy to black pepper (a great allergy to have, no? Also, my ground cardamom is significantly fresher this time around (not just the little containers from the grocery store). Since my supplier of loose leaf chai mix stopped selling it, I was forced to look for alternatives. I absolutely LOVE the spicy kick of this masala! Oof… nevermind. Simmer for 10 more minutes, stirring frequently to prevent milk from burning on the bottom of the pot. Thank you so much for sharing it . Hello, good recipe, and am also thinking of what kinds of dishes I can use a little of the Masala in to give then a fuller flavor. Hi Ela! The way that my family makes chai is relatively straightforward. Thank you for checking out the recipe! I bought a scale, a spice grinder, and an insane quantity of spices to keep in a New York City apartment. My grandpa likes his tea only boiled once and I boil mine twice or thrice! Just purchase a good quality, decaffeinated English breakfast tea. I drank two cups of this chai last night and fell asleep an hour later, so it seems like the caffeine isn't as strong as it usually is. It does not turn out the same at all. 9886645067. So happy to hear that you are enjoying the recipe! Hi Kareemah, I’m glad the recipe is working for you! In a small pot over low heat, toast all spices except nutmeg until fragrant, stirring frequently, about 1 minute. Please let me know how it goes if you try it! I have tried so many chai recipes. But you can make those substitutions if needed. I think most people would agree with your article. Hi Tanvi..happy to have stumbled up on your blog. I’d love some advice—this is the third time I’ve made this recipe over the past couple of years, but the first time I’ve had a kitchen scale to measure it out. It would shave off so much time in the mornings on weekdays if I didn’t have to boil everything together. I’ve tried in the past and never really enjoyed the outcome. Hey a quick question are you a "NAGAR"…coz only we and only we have this last name..a little inquisitive on that..:)I came across your blog searching for a tea masala recipe..thanks will surely give it a try. For the ginger I used 1/2 ground ginger and 1/2 crystalized ginger. So next week I’m back in chai-business at home again. Thanks so much for sharing this!! Wait for tea to steep. I also add a pinch or two of Oregano leaves at the end which gives the chai a unique aroma. So as long as you are using non-expired, fresh grocery store milk you should be good to go! My family is primarily chai drinkers, but one of my aunts does drink coffee with cardamom. I made this and my daughter and I, who are real chai fanatics, just loved this! Sounds just about right! When I made the chai, I wanted to have a good tea flavor so I steeped the tea alone with the 1/2 teaspoon of masala (boiling water added) for about 10 minutes. Thank you for making new chai drinkers and old very happy. So happy that you are enjoying the recipe! Then I added the milk, bringing it up in temp until I saw small bubbles around the edges like you note in the recipe. I could not disappoint. The Hathi Cooks is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to It totally transported me back to the chai shop I used to visit everyday in Varanasi. Some of the tastes ended up way too strong and some too weak. It’s not me, and I’ll prove it. Finally, after much searching on the internet, I decided that yours seemed best. Yay! Enjoy. I’ve always been told to never boil milk, because it will curdle. Wow, Tanvi! However, I am wondering if you have a suggestion for how to make a large batch to serve at a gathering. Please refresh the page and let me know if you still can’t see it! That’s worth trying. . I just stumbled upon your blog and very much look forward to making your Indian recipes. Thank you so much for sharing information. 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