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Masala for Homemade Chai - Freeze and Store

A kitchen hack for the chai-lover - a fresh masala mix to make homemade masala chai, store this fresh spice mix in the ice tray and use 1 cube per cup of chai. ENJOY :)
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course beverage
Cuisine Indian
Servings 20 piece


  • 80 grams ginger fresh root
  • 6 - 7 lemon grass stalks of
  • 12 pods cardamom green


  • Wash and make sure there is no mud on the ginger root. Dry thoroughly. Roughly chop into slices.
  • Snip the lemongrass with a pair of scissors into finger length pieces.
  • In the chutney jar of a mixer or any small sized food processor, add the sliced ginger, lemongrass and whole green cardamom pods.
  • Grind until you get a coarse mix.
  • Using a spoon, place teaspoon full of this mix in each slot of an ice tray. Add filtered water to fill up the ice tray and freeze.
  • To make chai, use a cube of fresh spice / herb mix, add the necessary water, tea leaves and bring to a boil. Add milk and sweeten if required and it's ready to serve.