Tea Masala Powder (Chai Masala) Recipe (with Step by Step Photos)

Chai Masala Powder (Tea Masala) is a spice powder used for making aromatic masala tea. It provides a nice aroma and delicious taste to normal milk tea. It has a long shelf life due to its dry nature and hence once prepared, it can be stored and used for many months.

Chai Masala Powder Recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 1 cup masala
100 gms (3/4 cup) Dried Ginger (sonth)
10 gms (2 tablespoons) Cinnamon
5 gms (1 tablespoon) Clove
5-7 gms (1 tablespoon) Black Peppercorns, optional
10 gms (2 tablespoons) Green Cardamom


  1. step-1
    Gather all ingredients listed in the ingredients table.
  2. step-2
    If the ginger pieces are too big, use mortar and pestle to break them into medium pieces. Add dried ginger in the small jar of a mixer grinder or heavy duty blender or coffee grinder.
  3. step-3
    Grind until medium coarse powder.
  4. step-4
    Add cinnamon, cloves, black peppercorns and cardamom.
  5. step-5
    Grind it again until it turns into a medium coarse powder. Do not grind it into very smooth powder. Tea masala powder is ready. You can store it in airtight container for up to a year and use it to make addictive masala tea whenever you want to.
Tips and Variations:

  • If you don’t like too much ginger flavor, reduce the amount of dried ginger to 1/2 cup.
  • Use 1/4 teaspoon chai masala powder to prepare 2 cups masala chai.
  • You can prepare it in large quantity by multiplying the quantity of ingredients accordingly.
Taste: Spicy and aromatic


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Oct 03, 2013 by Samira
hi...I need to ask you. .shall i use cardamom with skin or peel off??? I m waiting for answer.

Response: Green cardamom with skin is used in this recipe but you can also use cardamom seeds. If you want to use cardamom without skin (cardamom seeds) then use (5-7 gms) cardamom seeds as a substitute of (10 gms) whole cardamom in the given method.