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Vegan Masala Chai (Indian Tea)

Vegan masala chai is the one drink that suits any weather and any time of the day. A few cups of chai change the mood and increase our taste buds.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegan
Allergen: Dairy free
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 29kcal


  • 1 cup oat milk (plain,original slik brand)
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 teaspoon tea powder red label brand
  • ½ inch ginger grated or crushed
  • 1 cloves spice (lavanga)
  • 2 pods of cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar optional


  • Place a small saucepan over a medium flame and add water, oat milk.
  • Add crushed clove, cardamoms, and ginger. (using a mortar and pestle)
  • Add tea powder and mix well. Let it come to a boil over medium heat.
  • As the tea comes to a boil, the color of the vegan chai will change and all the spice flavors are released.
  • After a minute, remove the pan from heat and strain the vegan chai into a cup using a fine mesh strainer.
  • Now, add sugar to suit your taste preference. Stir well and serve hot!
  • Enjoy the vegan cups of chai with Indian snacks like samosa, chakli, etc.



  • Add any whole spices that you like for example use fennel, cinnamon sticks, black peppercorns.
  • You can always modify the quantity for spices. If you dont like to add more cardamom, reduce it to just one. Likewise, the quantity of ginger can be adjusted to suit your taste. 
  • Indian chai is a beverage that should be enjoyed hot. Reheated chai does not taste good as the fresh ones do. 
  • For the best vegan chai use plain oat milk from Costco or the Silk brand original oat milk. f you like to venture out further, feel free to use other plant-based milk like almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, and cashew milk.
  • For the cup size, you could use any size of your choice, but be sure to use the same cup to measure the water. 
  • I mixed half a cup of water for every cup of oat milk to get the right consistency. You could skip the water altogether or add more water as per your taste. 
  • Vegan Masala Chai with almond milk is also a good choice and this will be thinner compared to oat milk. Be sure to add less water, if you use almond milk.


Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg