Chai, directly translated from Hindi, means tea.
Pop culture has come to recognize it as a spicy mixture which has been used in baked goods, smoothies, and even protein shake flavours!
The spice mix is actually called chai masala, which is really just a spice mixture used to make tea in India. Chai = tea, chai masala = tea spice. Or spicy tea.
So here’s that chai masala recipe:
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground allspice
- 1 tsp ground cardamom
- 1/4 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp ground fennel
- 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/4 tsp paprika
That’s my personal favourite recipe because it’s warm and comforting. It also improves digestion, has anti-inflammatory properties, improves blood circulation, and is a lovely little immune booster, which is why I have a cup every single day, come rain, come shine.