Chai Masala

chai masala basic 2Lara found this recipe in Daniel’s favourite Indian cookbook.  This is the basis for making Chai Tea and Masala Chai with Lemongrass.


¾ tblsp Whole black peppercorns
4 sticks (2½ cm) Cinnamon sticks, broken
16 Cloves, whole
16 Green cardamom pods
20ml (4 teasp) Ground ginger


  1. Put the peppercorns, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom in a in a spice grinder and grind to a fine powder.
  2. Sift the powder into a bowl.  Add the ginger and stir-well.
  3. Store in an airtight container.Source:  Mastering the Art of Indian Cooking by Sanjeev Kapoor


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