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Saffron chai, kesar masala chai

Saffron chai, kesar masala chai for a special treat to your guest/ family to enjoy your tea time. Quick video, step by step detailed pictures post.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Soak time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2


  • 1 & ½ tso tea powder
  • 10 strands saffron soak in milk/ water
  • ½ teaspoon crushed ginger
  • 1 cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon chai masala
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  • Boil water in a pan and add tea leaves (powder) to it. Give it a boil for one minute.
  • Add in soaked saffron, crushed ginger, cardamom, chai masala, sugar, milk and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Filter through a metal strainer.
  • Heat up the serving cups by filling hot water in it for a while (use up for watering plants or wash vessels). Serve the tea in hot cups.



  • Soak saffron in lukewarm milk or water for 15 mins. You can do this in bulk if you want and refrigerate to use this as essence.
  • Skip ginger, cardamom and use chai masala alone for more saffron flavour dominated tea.