Vegan Masala Chai Recipe

  • Author: dreamingloud


Masala Chai is a favorite in almost every household in India. This chai is packed with aromas and with the best plant-based milk I have tried.



Chai Masala Ingredients (large batch)

Chai Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 1 1/3 cup water
  • 3 tsp loose tea (I use RedLabel)
  • 1 cup oat milk
  • 1/8 tsp/dash of chai masala (or) 3 green cardamom pods, 2 cloves, 1/2 inch cinnamon, 3-4 black peppercorn, a pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger grated (or adjust to taste)
  • sugar as per taste


  1. Grind all the spices for chai masala in a blender to a coarse powder. Store it in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
  2. In a small saucepan at medium heat add water, tea leaves, chai masala blend, or crush spices using a mortar and pestle, sugar, and grated ginger. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add oat milk and stir in. Boil for 6-7 mins
  4. Strain the tea into a cup and enjoy!


The milk to water ratio depends on the type of milk (low-fat, fat-free, full fat, etc.) you are using and individual taste. I usually prefer either 1:1 or 1:1 1/3 (milk to water) ratio. If you like thicker tea, use 1:1 (milk to water) ratio and for a stronger chai; use 1: 1 1/2 (milk to water) ratio.

Adjust the chai masala to your taste. I started with a pinch of chai masala now I add half spoon of this mini coffee spoon which is similar to 1/8 tsp.

If you don’t have fresh ginger, you can also use ginger powder. But I like the taste and aroma of a fresh ginger