Jaggery Spiced Tea | Gud ki Masala Chai

the most popular Indian favorite masala chai with jaggery sweetner 

What is Jaggery ?

Jaggery is a type of unrefined sugar made from sugar cane or palm. Jaggery is made using traditional methods of pressing and distilling palm or cane juice in a 3-step process : Extraction, Clarification and Concentration. The color of it can range from light golden to dark brown. And this is important, since the color and texture are used to grade the jaggery. Jaggery is a hugely popular sweet factor in South and Southeast Asia. Much of the world’s production takes place in India. In current days jaggery is an awesome alternatives to refined white sugar. Jaggery contains more nutrients than refined sugar because of its molasses content. Molasses is a nutritious by-product of the sugar making process, which is usually removed when making refined sugar. So as compared to refined sugar this is quite healthy choice.

the uses of jaggery :

These days as most are following healthy diet in their lifestyle so it has been found that sugar is being replaced with jaggery. Starting from dessert to beverages, jaggery is making its importance. Today’s post is a hot beverage with jaggery twist as Jaggery Spiced Tea aka Gud ki Masala Chai. Well no matter what is the season, a sip from a hot cup of chai is all we need to kick start our day on a positive note or even to get refreshed. Each household has their own version of making tea with addition of the choice-able herbs and spices into it. Most the time the sweet factor in the tea is the refined sugar. But here is the twist using jaggery.

Preparation of Gud ki Masala Chai :

    This jaggery spiced tea is quite similar to the regular masala tea, but the sweet factor is jaggery here. Basically sugar is added to the saucepan along with spices and herbs and allowed to cook. But in this case, jaggery is added after preparing the tea just to avoid the curdling in the milk. The amount is varied according to taste. Preferably grated / powdered form of jaggery is used as a result that will take less time to melt in the tea. So do try this unique twist in your regular masala chai and surprise your guest as well. Also as the season of winter is going on, so this interesting version of masala chai one should try to enjoy !

    The event related to this post :

    Well for current month the event ‘A to Z Recipe Challenge‘ has come up with the alphabet ‘J‘. That means, there must be a recipe post having the main ingredient name starting with alphabet J. So I opted J for ‘Jaggery’ and have prepared a hot beverage as ‘Jaggery Spiced Tea / Gud ki Masala Chai‘.

    Recipe Card for ‘Jaggery Spiced Tea | Gud ki Masala Chai :

    Masala Chai, Indian Beverage, Gluten free, Spiced tea, Jaggery, No sugar Beverage

    Beverage, Hot Beverage, Gluten free, Masala tea, Jaggery Tea



    Jaggery Spiced Tea | Gud ki Masala Chai

    Jaggery Spiced Tea | Gud ki Masala Chai

    most Indian’s favorite masala chai with jaggery sweetener

    prep time: 3 Mcook time: 6 Mtotal time: 9 M


    • Milk 1 cup
    • Jaggery (grated / powdered) 3 tsp
    • Tea (leaves / powdered) 1 tsp
    • Ginger (grated / crushed) 1 tsp
    • Cardamom 1 no.
    • Clove 1 no.
    • Black pepper 4-5 no.
    • Water 1 cup


    How to cook Jaggery Spiced Tea | Gud ki Masala Chai

    1. In a saucepan, boil both water and milk.
    2. Add the freshly grated ginger, cardamom, cloves, black pepper and again boil for 2-3 min.
    3. When a nice aroma comes out, add tea leaves / powder.
    4. Simmer for 3-4 minutes and soon the thinner consistency will change.
    5. Turn off heat and add grated / powdered jaggery.
    6. Mix well till jaggery melts.
    7. Strain with a fine mesh sieve and serve hot in cup !


    Adjust the sweetness as per choice by adding more or less jaggery.

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    1. Pavani

      I've never tried jaggery in tea. Your version with spices and jaggery sounds so comforting on a chilly day. Will have to give your recipe a try soon. Thanks for sharing.

    2. Lata Lala

      The tea made with jaggery and tea masala is my all time favourite. In winters this tea warms up your heart and soul.
      As winters are setting in this part of the world i i need to make it soon.

    3. Mayuri Patel

      Gud chai takes me back to my childhood memories. When we were young, kids were not allowed to drink chai, it was only milk. Once When my mum would taking a nap in the afternoon, my brother and I went into the kitchen to make some tea and added gud as the sugar pot was empty. It tasted so good. Tomorrow's cuppa is going to be with gud 🙂

    4. Padma

      I love adding jaggery to my tea and chukku kappi…It really tastes great right? It's so cold here right now….feel like having this chai right away!!

    5. jayashree

      I have been thinking of trying jaggery tea but never made. Shall soon try this one now. Nice share.

    6. Hayley

      I've seen my Nanima making GUD wali chai in India, I have not tried it here. Thanks for posting this post, I must make soon 🙂

    7. Sandhya Ramakrishnan
      Sandhya Ramakrishnan

      The jaggery would give the tea such an earthy flavor. I have heard that adding jaggery with milk will curdle it. Is it a problem when making it. Love the beautiful color of your chai and I want some right now!

    8. Lathiya

      My day starts with a cup of tea and I love it. Never added jaggery i my tea. But your post made me to think I have to now on.

    9. Archana

      I love my tea n want mine first thing in the morning. I do not enjoy masala tea so will try making gud ki chai n try

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