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Monday, May 30, 2016

Pudina Chai Masala Powder

How to make Indian Pudina Tea Masala Powder | Chai Ka Masala | Pudina Chai Powder | Homemade Minty Spice Mixture for Indian Black Tea | Recipe of Pudina Masala Tea Powder

Pudina Masala Chai aka Minty Spiced Tea is flavored tea drink which is made by brewing black tea with a mixture of aromatic herbs and spices.

The best thing about home made masala preparation is that we can adjust the taste and flavor as per our own personal preference. 

The action plan for today's recipe is to first wash mint leaves under running tap water and then take out the stems and allow the leaves to dry. This process will take 5-7 days to make these mint leaves completely dry or keep these mint leaves under the sun's heat for faster drying and then dry roasting and grinding all the ingredients mentioned below..

This minty tea masala is best suited for monsoon and the winter season. May month is almost over and waiting desperately for the monsoon season. Masala Tea, Kanda Bhajiya and my Fm station playing all my favorite baarish songs. A Perfect Combination - very much needed in this beautiful season.😊😆

☑ Let's get started with recipe details

▫Preparation time – 3-5 minutes
▫Cooking time – 1-2 minutes (Dry roasting)
▫Type – Chai Masala (Black tea spice mix)
▫Cuisine – Indian
▫Yield – 30-35 grams (Makes 35-40 cups)
▫Required for one cup – pinch of spice mix
▫The best place to store – cool, dry place in an airtight container..

☑Ingredients required

▫1 handful of dried mint leaves
▫1Handful (15-20 no.) Green cardamom OR (add quantity as per taste)
▫2-3 tbsp dried ginger powder
▫1 tbsp cloves
▫2 tsp whole black pepper
▫2 sticks dalcheni (cinnamon)
▫½ star anise
▫½ tsp nutmeg powder

✔Step 1 – Mise en place 

Mint leaves – Washed - stems removed - sun dried..

Dry Roasting all the other ingredients - Dry roast following ingredients on slow flame for a minute or two. Ingredients combined together in a wide non stick pan for dry roasting are as follows - green cardamom, cinnamon sticks, cloves, black peppercorn and star anise. After roasting, transfer all the above ingredients into a plate and leave it to cool down.

✔Step 2 – Grind into fine powder

◾After cool down - transfer all the ingredients in a mixer grinder jar and grind to fine powder. Store in an airtight container and use as required.


  1. This is really awesome share dear..I have lot of dried pudina in my fridge, I'll try this its on my to-do list 😊

    1. I would love to hear from you again, once you'll give it a try. Thank you sooo much dear Chef Jolly.😆

  2. Found it very interesting n flavourful

  3. Lovely share dear. looks so flavorful :-)

  4. Mint chai masala powder - Sounds great and innovative. I have never heard about it. Interesting and curious to taste a cup of chai with this masala

    1. Thank you sooo much dear Smitha.😊 This recipe is my creativity.😊 Trust me, when you give this combination a try, you'll be surprised as why haven't you explored this option before. Mint leaves blend nicely with the masala added in this recipe. In fact, after grinding, the aroma was so awesomely divine, that i was tempted to make tea from this masala immediately.. Love to hear from you again, once you give it a try because i know your knowledge about spices is superb..

  5. After reading your post, I did first step. Just prepared mint leaves to make it dry completely

    1. Priya believe me your above mentioned words truly means a lot to me.. As a foodblogger we always want to create something interesting, innovative, healthy and this type of feedback surely helps us a lot.. Thank you soooo much dear, surely love to hear you again, once you give it a try.

  6. Now this is something really new and intriguing to me, Deepa. My granny used to dry mint leaves and she used to grind that into powder and added in chaats and yogurt — which I love so much. But she never made this chai masala mint leaves. The good news is that I have some tired mint leaves which I brought from india. Now I can make this chai masala super soon! Thanks for this awesome share, Deepa.

  7. This is really awesome recipe.I can smell all the aroma of these spices!

  8. Very helpful post Deepa, thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you sooo much dear Rani.😊

  9. flavourful powder. i can feel the flavours here.

  10. We tried different variety of masala chain but never tried mint powder to make masala chai. Sounds intresting.Thanks for sharing. :)

  11. I just add plain mint in my tea. But this powder sounds very interesting and love the flavors. Handy to have it at home. Great share deepa. love it.

    1. Yes absolutely.. Thank you soooo much dear Vidhya.😆