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Madhur Jaffrey’s Masala Chai Recipe

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: May 27, 2022 • 1 min read

Masala chai, a creamy, soothing South Asian beverage, is a heavenly combination of black tea, spices, sugar, and milk. The chai’s spices are meant to be customized; Madhur’s recipe calls for a mix of cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, ginger, and black pepper, but feel free to experiment with other spices from your own cabinet. Masala chai is sweetened, and Madhur’s recipe uses one teaspoon of sugar per cup; double that amount for an even sweeter concoction.