Introduction: Indian Masala Chai

How to make an Indian masala chai used to spice up your old boring tea. This is a fantastic original gift for a loved one during the cold winter months that won't break your wallet.

Step 1: Supplies

8 - 2 inch cinnamon sticks

80 cardamom pods

40 cloves

1 Tbsp peppercorns

1 lg pinch of saffron

2 tsp. ground nutmeg

1 inch of fresh ginger

1 cup of milk

1 black tea bag in hot water

1 tsp of honey

mortar and pestle

mixing bowl & spoon

rasp

Step 2: Cinnamon

Using the mortar and pestle, break down the cinnamon sticks into manageable pieces. Transfer to a small mixing bowl.

Step 3: Cardamom

Again using the mortar and pestle, lightly break open the cardamom shells and remove the seeds from the inside. Don't crush the seeds yet. Transfer to mixing bowl.

Step 4: Cloves, Pepper Yadda Yadda Yadda....

Add the cloves, peppercorns and saffron to the mixing bowl. Stir together.

Step 5: Nutmeg

Take your rasp and grate approximately 2 tsp worth of fresh nutmeg. Mix together then package that baby up. You're done!

Step 6: Let's Brew!

Take one large spoonful of your Masala Chai and either crush it down finely in your mortar and pestle or grind it up in a coffee grinder.

Step 7: Ginger

Cut off a chunk of ginger, peel it and chop it into large chunks. Place the ginger and spices in a pan with the milk and simmer.

Step 8: Tea

Brew your teabag in boiling water. Leaving half to 1/4 of the mug empty. Now pour in the fragrant milk. Add a spoonful of honey and drink.

Enjoy!

Comments

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tomas75a made it!(author)2015-12-20

Awesome recipe! I enjoyed watching the video too! :) Will have to try it out! :)

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Renarde+Rousse made it!(author)2015-12-21

Thanks. Feel free to play with the ingredient amounts, I tend to overdo it a bit. I like chai with a bit of an afterburn.

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tresink made it!(author)2015-12-06

Great instructions! Wonderfully clear Photography. Well done and tnx!

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Renarde+Rousse made it!(author)2015-12-06

Thankyou. It's so nice to get positive feedback!

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bricobart made it!(author)2015-12-04

Seems like a tasty & healthy alternative for modern industrial energy drinks - gonna try it!

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Renarde+Rousse made it!(author)2015-12-05

You won't be sorry.

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boddhi15 made it!(author)2015-12-04

I love chai. I have a recipe in one of my instructables as well.

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Renarde+Rousse made it!(author)2015-12-05

Yea! Your chai i'ble looks really good. I'll have to try it. That is what is great about chai.... it's always good regardless of recipe. I particularly love fresh ginger as opposed to powdered.

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DIY+Hacks+and+How+Tos made it!(author)2015-12-04

There is nothing like a nice cup of hot tea on a cold morning.

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Renarde+Rousse made it!(author)2015-12-04

I agree completely.

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