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Masala Chai Recipe

A simple recipe for a masala chai that's somewhere between dhaba tea and the one I grew up having at home.
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Pakistani Cuisine
Servings 4 people


  • 4 cups water
  • Pinch of fennel seeds ground
  • 4 cardamom pods removed and ground
  • 5 teaspoons loose black tea or teabags
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 5 teaspoons sugar or to taste


  • Bring 4 cups water to boil. Reduce to simmer and add ground spices and tea. Let it simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Whisk in milk. Bring to boil.
  • Lower heat and let milk simmer for 8 minutes, whisking occasionally and skimming any residue from the top.
  • Remove from heat, stir in sugar or sweetener.
  • Strain and pour in mugs or teacups.