Chai Masala Powder

Chai Masala is made with a mixture of aromatic Indian Spices and herbs. Many people have a misconception that Chai itself is made with cardamon, ginger and other common spices. However, Chai is simply the Hindi word for Tea and can be prepared black.

photo of Chai Masala Powder
1/4 cup Peppercorns
1/4 cup Dried Ginger (optional)
20 Green Cardamoms
10 Star Anise
3 inch Cinnamon Stick
Grind all the ingredients mentioned above into a fine powder using a coffee blender or a mixer grinder. Sieve the powder and collect the small leftover pieces and grind again until it is fine. Store it in a air tight container. It can be stored in room temperature for 6 months.
You can also add Tulsi(holy basil), Nutmeg, Dry Mint