Chai Masala

Preparation info
  • Makes

    ¼ cup

    • Difficulty


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Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food

By Nik Sharma

Published 2018

  • About

Chai is the Hindi word for “tea,” and in most Indian households, cups of hot chai are served with snacks and sweets every evening when people come back from work. Indians drink chai in many different and beautiful ways, from simply steeping the tea leaves in hot water to accompanying the leaves with a masala (spice blend). Some add dried herbs, such as mint or holy basil (tulsi), or a few strands of saffron. My mom usually adds 1 tsp of freshly grated ginger to every cup of tea she b