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Masala Chai (Spiced tea/ Masala tea)

Happy monsoon everyone ! Today’s recipe is ‘Masala Chai/Masala Tea’. Enjoy this worldwide famous Indian (hot) beverage this monsoon or winter season. Masala chai tea bags and instant powdered mixtures are easily available in market these days in India, but there is no replacement for freshly prepared powder. When you prepare masala at home you can add or remove (blend your own masala) any spice of your choice. This monsoon/winter season start your day with a cup of masala chai.

You can have this chai/tea (for a change from daily routine chai) during summer season, but with very small amount of masala. Masala/spices used in this tea are known to increase body heat, hence this tea is mostly preferred during cold weather.

Masala Chai / Masala Tea

Masala Chai / Masala Tea

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Video format of recipe

Serve: 2
Duration: 7-8 mins

Ingredients for Masala chai/ Masala Tea

For Masala Powder:

Cinnamon ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†1/2″

Cardamom powder                                                                 1/2 tsp

Black peppercorn                                                                    1/4 tsp

Cloves                                                                                             4-5

Nutmeg                                                                                          half part of small piece

Ginger powder /saunth                                                         1/2 tsp

For Masala tea:

Tea leaves                                                                                       1-2  tsp (depending upon how strong your tea leaves are)

Masala powder                                                                           1/2 tsp

Water                                                                                                1 cup

Milk                                                                                                    1 cup

Sugar                                                                                                 2 tsp (or as per your taste)

Ginger (freshly grated)                                                           1/2 tsp

Tulsi/Basil leaves (Fresh and chopped)                         4 no.

Procedure for Masala Chai / Masala Tea

For masala powder:


  • Grind all the whole spices in a mortar and pestle or mixer coarsely/fine.



  • Mix cardamom powder, ¬†dry ginger powder (saunth) and above masala powder.
  • Mix everything well. Chai masala is ready.

For masala chai:

  • Boil water in a small pot.
  • As water starts boiling, add tea and let it simmer for couple of minutes.


  • Add tea starts boiling add tulsi leaves and masala powder.


  • Now add sugar, keep stirring and let sugar dissolve.


  • Keep stirring and add milk, reduce the flame and add grated ginger, stir tea.


  • Cover the pot with lid and let it simmer for 1-2 mins. Now it is up to you, how long you want to boil your tea, for strong tea boil more.
  • Turn off the flame, keep tea covered for a minute before serving it.


  • Your masala chai is ready to serve !
  • Serve it with pakora/namkeen or any snack of your choice.



  • Some people use fennel seeds and star anise also while preparing masala powder, if you are fan of these two flavours, add that too.
  • Both Assam tea as well as Darjeeling tea ¬†works well to prepare masala tea.

Banana Chia Seeds Lassi (rose flavoured smoothie)

Happy Ramadan everyone ! Today’s recipe is ‘Banana Chia Seeds Lassi’. You can have this super energetic drink for your iftar as well as sehri. Lassi is basically¬†a blend of yogurt, water, spices or fruit. Sweet lassi however contains either sugar or honey. You can enjoy this lassi as summer drink during any meal.

banana chia seeds

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Benefits of Banana chia seeds lassi:

  1. Banana-  Bananas are an excellent source (20% or more of the Daily Value, DV) of vitamin B6 (31% DV) and contain moderate amounts of manganese (13% DV), vitamin C and dietary fiber (10% DV each).
  2. Yogurt-  yogurt (plain Greek yogurt from whole milk) is 81% water, 9% protein, 5% fat and 4%carbohydrates, including 4% sugars.
  3. Chia seeds A 100-gram serving of chia seeds is a rich source of the B vitamins, thiamine, and niacin (54% and 59%, respectively of the Daily Value (DV), and a good source of the B vitamins riboflavin and folate (14% and 12%, respectively). The same amount of chia seeds is also a rich source of the dietary minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc (more than 20% DV).


The information provided in this post is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your physician, or dietician before taking any home remedies, supplements or starting a new health regime. 

Serve: 2
Duration: 10 mins

Ingredients for Banana Chia Seeds Lassi

Banana (ripe)  1 cup

Plain Curd/yogurt ¬† 1¬†¬Ĺ cup

Sugar 2 tbsps

Rooh afza 1 tbsp

Chia seeds soaked in water 2 tsps

Ice cubes 7-8

Full cream 2 tsp

Procedure for Banana Chia Seeds Lassi

  • Peel and cut ripe bananas in small piece.


  • Soak chia seeds in water for 3-4 mins.


  • Blend all ingredients mentioned in the list until smooth. Check consistency of lassi, adjust it with more ice cubes or milk if you want thin consistency.


  • Serve it immediately !



  • Sugar can be replaced by honey if you are looking for healthier version of this recipe.
  • Instead of rooh afza you can opt for edible rose-water.
  • Quantity of sugar totally depends upon your banana’s sweetness. So please check it in advance.

Aam Panna (Raw Mango Summer Drink)

Hi Everyone! Hope you all had a great week. We are preparing ‘Aam Panna’ today. As summer season is almost here, let’s try this delicious beverage well-known for its heat stroke preventing property. ¬†This drink is made from raw mangoes. It¬†is a healthy option for ¬†all those heavily sugar loaded aerated soft drinks.

Aam Panna

Aam Panna

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