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The original Indian Chai recipe: hearty, aromatic and comforting.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Manuela Zangara


  • 1 ½ cup water
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • 4 to 5 tsp sugar
  • ¼ to ½ tsp chai masala
  • 2 tsp tea leaves


  1. Put the water, milk, chai masala and sugar in a pot, stir and bring to a boil.
  2. Then add the tea leaves and stir. Let it simmer on a low fire for a couple of minutes.
  3. Turn the fire off, cover and let it steep for a couple of minutes.
  4. Strain and serve hot.