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Chai masala
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4.85 from 13 votes

The Best Homemade Chai Masala

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 50
Calories: 3kcal


  • 2 tbsp ginger powder
  • 2 tbsp cardamom ground
  • 1 tsp nutmeg grated
  • 1 1/2 tsp cloves ground
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper ground
  • 3 tbsp cinnamon ground
  • 1/4 tsp saffron


  • Mix all the ingredients and store in an air tight container.


I always start off with whole spices to get the best flavor. I grind them individually in a coffee grinder and then mix them to make the masala.
When I made this batch of masala, I did not have any dried ginger on hand. So I just cut up a ginger root into slices and stuck it in the oven at 200 degrees for about 2.5 hours. Perfectly dried ginger! Then I just ground that up in the coffee grinder.
You can grind most of your spices in a coffee grinder. I have one just for spices that I don’t use for coffee. Grind some white rice in the grinder a few times to clean it out between spices you don’t want to mix.
Feel free to experiment with the proportions depending on the flavors you like most.


Serving: 5g | Calories: 3kcal | Potassium: 8mg | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.1mg