Chai Masala

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Chai Masala is the blend of spices used to make the beloved chai prepared in India and other South Asian countries (Learn how to make the perfect cup of chai). Besides chai, you can also use this spice blend in sweets and desserts. Try the Masala Chai Apple Cake from Season or the Iced Pineapple Chai.

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Chai Masala

Sweet and Savory

  • Yield: 25 g


  • 1 Tbsp ground ginger
  • 12 green cardamom pods
  • 6 whole black peppercorns
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 tsp whole fennel seeds
  • 1 black cardamom pod
  • 2 in/5 cm piece cinnamon stick
  • 1 whole star anise pod


  1. Place all the spices together in the jug of a spice mill, coffee bean grinder, or high-speed blender. Pulse until the mixture turns into a fine powder. Transfer to an airtight container and store for up to 1 month at room temperature or 3 months in the refrigerator.

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