Prepare this amazingly simple homemade masala chai spice mix to enjoy in or on top of your favorite dessert or drink this holiday. Homemade spice mixes make for wonderful gifts, prepare them with a printout of your favorite homemade chai recipes.
You’ll likely have all or most of these spices in your pantry already. Whether you grind these spices yourself or use any store-bought brand there isn’t a wrong answer. Why buy pumpkin spice, when you can make your own blend right at home?
Important Ingredients with Substitutions
- Ground Cinnamon
- Ground Cardamom
- Ground Ginger
- Ground Allspice
- Ground Cloves
- Ground Nutmeg
See the recipe below for the full list of ingredients and quantities.
Instructions for HOMEMADE MASALA CHAI SPICE
Step 1: Stir or whisk the ingredients in a small bowl to combine.
Step 2: Add all of the ingredients to a spice container, and stir or shake to combine once more.
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Hint: Use in your favorite recipes, or store in a cool dark place.
Store your Masala Chai powder blend the same way you would store your other kitchen spices, in a spice cupboard. Sealed tightly in an airtight container in a cool dark place out of direct sunlight. This will ensure your spice blend stays fresh and fragrant for as long as possible.
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Use a funnel – Don’t let any of those precious spice particles escape your container, a funnel is a good way to keep your space clean.
Choosing a container – Opt for a larger container rather than a smaller one.
Masala roughly translates to a blend of spices used in Indian cooking. Chai means tea, it's usually tea with spices and steamed milk.
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Homemade Chai Spice Recipe
- 5 ½ tablespoons Cinnamon ground
- 1 ½ tablespoons Cardamom ground
- 1 ½ tablespoons Ginger ground
- ½ tablespoon Allspice ground
- ¾ tablespoon Cloves ground
- ¾ tablespoon Nutmeg ground
- Stir or whisk the ingredients in a small bowl to combine.
- Add all of the ingredients to a spice container, and stir or shake to combine once more.
- Use in your favorite recipes, or store in a cool dark place.