Top 10 India Masala Chai Recipies

Can’t get enough of Indian Masala Chai? Read on…

Britishers brought tea to India along with them, 200 years later they left but could never take tea with them. Tea is so much ingrained in Indian cuisine now that it is hard to believe that it is not native to India!!

In this post, I will share tops 10 Indian Masala Tea recipes. you have to try them to understand why they are so popular. why you can get it in every small corner in the smallest cities and in 5 stars hotels in the metros. To enjoy masala tea the most, you have to try them at those small Chai corners in most busy streets in Mumbai that is for when you visit India/ Mumbai. For now, to quench your thirst you will have to get your hands dirty. Do try them and please share your experiences in the comments below !!

All these recipes below makes 2 cups of teas.

  1. Ginger Tea: In a Pan add 1 cup water, peanut size freshly grated Ginger and bring it to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon of tea leaves and simmer for 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of milk and sugar according to your taste and bring it to a boil again, let it simmer for 4 minutes and bring it to a boil again and your 2 cups of tea are ready.
    Ginger Tea Benefits:  Ginger tea helps in keeping digestive system balance and it is very beneficial in common cold.
  2. Cardamom Tea: In a Pan add 1 cup water, 2-3 pods of crushed green cardamom, make sure you break the seeds and make a coarse powder and bring it to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon of tea leaves and simmer for 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of milk and sugar according to your taste and bring it to a boil again, let it simmer for 4 minutes and bring it to a boil again and your 2 cups of Cardamom Tea are ready.
    Cardamom Tea Benefits: Cardamom Tea can be used when someone is suffering from bloating, loss of appetite and constipation. This spice helps to cleanse the body and flushes toxins.
  3. Tulasi Tea: In a Pan add 1 cup water, 3-5 crushed leaves of holy Indian Basil bring it to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon of tea leaves and simmer for 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of milk and sugar according to your taste and bring it to a boil again, let it simmer for 4 minutes and bring it to a boil again and your 2 cups of tea are ready.
    Tulasi Tea Benefits:  In ancient days Tulasi Tea was one of the most effective and common remedies for common cold and cough. Tulasi leaves are rich in antioxidants and help build immunity.
  4. Ajwain Tea: Also know as Trachyspermum ammi, also known as Ajowan caraway, bishop’s weed In a Pan add 1 cup water, crush a pinch of Ajwain seeds between your palms and add it to the water and boil it for 2 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon of tea leaves and simmer for 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of milk and sugar according to your taste and bring it to a boil again, let it simmer for 4 minutes and bring it to a boil again and your 2 cups of Bishop’s Weed Tea are ready.
    Ajowan Tea Benefits: Helps relieve flatulence and bloating due to gas formation.
  5. Black Pepper Tea: In a Pan add 1 cup water add a pinch of black pepper powder to this and boil it for 2 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon of tea leaves and simmer for 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of milk and sugar according to your taste and bring it to a boil again, let it simmer for 4 minutes and bring it to a boil again and your 2 cups of Black Pepper Tea are ready.
    Black Pepper Tea Benefits: Like Tulasi Tea Black pepper is also an immunity booster and is beneficial in running nose, common cold and body ache.
  6. Clove Tea:  In a Pan add 1 cup water add 2-3 cloves to it and boil it for 2 minutes.Once you get clove aroma then add 1 tablespoon of tea leaves and simmer for 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of milk and sugar according to your taste and bring it to a boil again, let it simmer for 4 minutes and bring it to a boil again and your 2 cups of tea are ready.
    Clove Pepper Tea Benefits: Like Black Pepper tea it provides heat to the body and is beneficial in running nose, cold and body ache.
  7. Fenugreek Tea: In a Pan add 1 cup water add a pinch of Fenugreek seed powder and boil it for 2 minutes. Once you get Fenugreek aroma and the color of the water changes to pale yellow then add 1 tablespoon of tea leaves and simmer for 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of milk and sugar according to your taste and bring it to a boil again, let it simmer for 4 minutes and bring it to a boil again and your 2 cups of tea are ready.
    Fenugreek Tea Benefits: Helps relieve flatulence and bloating due to gas formation.
  8. Masala Tea: In a Pan add 1 cup water add a pinch of garam masala powder and boil it for 2 minutes. Once you get masala seed aroma and the color of the water changes to brownish yellow then add 1 tablespoon of tea leaves and simmer for 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of milk and sugar according to your taste and bring it to a boil again, let it simmer for 4 minutes and bring it to a boil again and your 2 cups of Masala Tea are ready.
    Masala Tea Benefits: Is Flavourful, boosts energy levels, helps reduce a mild headache and body ache due to exertion.
  9. Classic Tea: In a Pan add 1 cup water add 1 tablespoon of tea leaves and simmer for 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of milk and sugar according to your taste and bring it to a boil again, let it simmer for 4 minutes and bring it to a boil again and your 2 cups of tea are ready.
    Classic Tea Benefits: Refreshing, EnegeryBooster and gives your day a kick start.
  10. Cinnamon Tea: In a Pan add 1 cup water add a pinch of Cinnamon powder or a finger length Cinnamon stick and boil it for 2 minutes. Once you get the sweet Cinnamony aroma and the color of the mixture is pale brownish then add 1 tablespoon of tea leaves and simmer for 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of milk and sugar according to your taste and bring it to a boil again, let it simmer for 4 minutes and bring it to a boil again and your 2 cups of tea are ready.
    Cinnamon Tea Benefits: Cinnamon is a great source of antioxidants, helps fight diabetes, help build immunity and boosts your energy level

So there are my top 10 recipes for masala tea! Hungry for more? Chek out this Indian Super Food.

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