Masala Chai

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Masala chai is a sweet, milky, spiced black tea drink popular throughout India and in Indian restaurants around this country. It's easy to make at home once you have the various Indian spices.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 15 minutes

Serves: 3

Ingredients

  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1½ cups light cream
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
  • 2 bags Earl Grey black tea

Directions

  • Crush the cardamom and cloves with a mortar and pestle, or by rolling over them with a rolling pin.
  • In a medium saucepan, bring the water and cream to a boil. Add the sugar, stirring to dissolve. Add the crushed spices, ginger, and cinnamon. Bring back to a boil. Add the teabags, then remove the pan from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Strain and serve.

Recipe Information

Serves: 3

Ingredients

  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1½ cups light cream
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
  • 2 bags Earl Grey black tea

Directions

  • Crush the cardamom and cloves with a mortar and pestle, or by rolling over them with a rolling pin.
  • In a medium saucepan, bring the water and cream to a boil. Add the sugar, stirring to dissolve. Add the crushed spices, ginger, and cinnamon. Bring back to a boil. Add the teabags, then remove the pan from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Strain and serve.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories240
Total Fat23g
Saturated Fat12g
Cholesterol70mg
Sodium90mg
Total Carbohydrate7g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars6g
Protein4g