When I tasted chai, wow, my life was changed. I have been adapting my chai recipe as I have learned from “chai experts” and experimented myself. The primary credits go to my mother-in-law Manju Agrawal.

Chai is very customized for the individual and the region of India. I have included the default options along with bonus options.chai in pot

Serving Size

  • 1 large cup for 1 person
  • 2 small cups for 2 people


  • Pot, Mug, Small Spoon


  • Required Ingredients
    • Water: 3/4 cup (adjust ratio with milk to your taste)
    • Chai: 2 scoops
    • Chai Masala: 1/2 scoop
    • Shredded Ginger: 1 scoop
  • Bonus ingredients (adjust per taste)
    • Black Pepper: 1/4 scoop
    • Clove: 1/5 scoop
    • Cardamon: 1/3 scoop
    • Mint: 1 scoop
    • Cinnamon: 1/2 stick
  • Phase 2 ingredients
    • Milk: 1/3 cup (adjust ratio with water to your taste)
    • Sugar: 2 scoops (adjust per taste)


  • Phase 1
    • Add water to the pot and turn on heat. Add in the required ingredients and your choice of bonus ingredients. Wait for the water to boil.
    • Bonus: wait for the water to rise
  • Phase 2
    • Add milk and sugar. Keep a close eye because the chai will rise.
    • Bonus: Wait for it to rise 3 times.
    • Hint: Put a spoon across the top of your pot to avoid boiling over.
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