Homemade Tea Masala Powder or Chai Masala Powder a basic part in my spice-box for authentic spiced Indian Tea. Authentic Indian Tea is the divine drink of our family and homemade garam masala ingredients in tea makes it more delightful. This Indian spice tea ingredients enhances the taste of ordinary Tea.
We start our day with cup of tea with this spiced Indian tea powder which contains very nutritious spices those are very helpful to purify our body and give a fresh, healthy start for whole day. I am tea drinker; I never say NO if anyone offers me tea anytime. I never make plain tea, that’s just not my style, and my parents and in-laws are also never having plan tea ever. I used to make tea with this my secret homemade tea masala powder, if it’s not available (that’s happened very rare…), I use fresh ginger or sometimes mint leaves. It all improves taste of an ordinary plain tea.
Now most of you are aware about my love for this homemade tea masala powder recipe and trust me this is king recipe for you if you are Tea lovers, even my brother-in-low, who stays in Ontario, Canada, always get parcel of this Indian chai (tea) spices from me. You must be thinking that there are lots of tea masala packets are available in market or any Indian store, why am I doing such effort!!! But trust me, all these ingredients are very handy and you can make this recipe effortlessly. It will last for a long time (around 9 months to 1 year). Infect, I don’t have good experience with readymade tea masala powder, they sometimes make tea taste so bad for us. Its total useless for the tea people rather than coffee lovers.
This is discovery of my tea masala recipe. I again suggest that, you should try this at least once. I am sure that you will become habitué to it. One major advantage is you can store it for around 1 year, so just 10 minutes effort and you have 1 year quota for your plain ordinary spiced Indian tea. Also this stays fresh and its fragrance lasts for a long time. You have to store it in room temperature.
6 Basic Garam Masala Ingredients in Tea
- Ginger Powder or dried Ginger
- Black Pepper
Here is the full recipe of Indian chai (tea) spices.
Homemade Tea Masala Powder with 6 Ingredients | Spices for Indian Tea (chai)
- 100 gm dried ginger powder or dried ginger (soonth)
- 50 gm cardamom
- 25 gm black pepper
- 25 gm cinnamon
- 25 gm cloves
- 1 nutmeg
- If you don’t have dried Ginger in powder form, than first make powder from whole dried ginger. Don’t directly put dried ginger into mixture jar, but first use mortar – pestle to soften it and then put them mixture jar to make powder
- Peel the cardamom and take out that black part of it. Don’t use cardamom with its outer layer.
- Add cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg into mixture jar and make smooth powder of it.
- Now in big mixing bowl, take dried ginger powder and all others spices powders and mix them well. It’s ready to use. Store it in container in room temperature.
2) Please follow the measurements to get best result.
Things to remember At “First Attempt” for Homemade Tea Masala Powder
- You need to be precise with measurement if you want authentic taste of this recipe.
- Once masala is ready you need to store it in air tight container in room temperature. Do not store it in cool place.
- Don’t use masala directly from that container. Take a small amount of masala say 10 tablespoon and store it into another small container for daily use. These will preserve fragrance of your masala for long time.
- After some months, if you find tea masala lost its fragrance than, don’t worry, don’t throw it. Just grind some cardamom and dry ginger powder, and add into remaining masala, it get back taste and fragrance again.
This is my basic tea masala powder recipe, there are many variations and people add or replace some extra ingredients too but I thought for beginners. I am sharing my family famous recipe with handy ingredients. The main ingredients in this chai masala powder are dry ginger also known as “saunth” or “soonth”. Other than listed ingredients, you can also add fennel seeds, dried mint leaves, dried tulsi (holy basil) leaves, black cardamom, star anise etc.
But for this kind of spices tea masala some people might not like it so if you are new to making masala tea powder or trying of masala tea then start with this recipe I would suggest.
I hope you’ll like this….. 🙂