Masala Tea in Instant Pot

My husband loves tea, strong tea, especially Masala Chai. I dislike tea and have never taken an interest in making strong tea. My husband makes his own cuppa every morning and evening. Unfortunately, some times he forgets he has the pot on the stove and leaves the kitchen. Many a time he has had to spent time cleaning up the mess. When I heard chai can be made in the instant pot my immediate reaction was "No hovering around the kitchen stove!".

This is my attempt to make two cups of tea using the instant pot. My husband liked it. My opinion does not matter as I am not a fan. If you had guests or had a lot of cups of tea to prepare in a hurry then this would be a really good option.

You will need
1 cup water
1 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp. tea powder
2-3 peppercorns
1/4 in cinnamon
2-3 pods cardamom, shelled

Add all the ingredients to a small stainless steel pan. Insert the trivet in the instant pot and add 1 cup of water. Place the pan with the ingredients for tea on the trivet. Turn on the instant pot and cook on manual mode for 2 minutes. NPR (Naturally release pressure) from the instant pot for 2 minutes. Then slowly turn the venting knob to vent the steam. If you release the steam all at once the tea leaves and tea will make a mess in the pot.

When the pressure pin drops open the pot and enjoy the tea!


  1. Interesting post . I am sure iIP is a boon . Since I do not have tea , placing the pot of tea on stove and forgetting - ah how I hate it . This is what exactly my staff boy would do , slowly I have shifted him to instant tea mix .�� wish IP was in Indian stores .

  2. Ah that's an interesting dish to make in IP. I am reading so much on the way IP can be used, makes me wish we get it too.

  3. Thats a fabulous drink to make through IP, looks like you guys makes many delightful dishes through IP. Well done.

  4. Ah! Talk about tea disasters on the stove..I have never tried tea in the IP. Shall try and check if it works for us. Thanks for the idea.

  5. oh wow! never tried this option! definitely a blessing!thanks varada.........

  6. No idea about IP but these tea cups are tempting me as I'm on the way to a hill station right now and its so cloudy and cool here.

  7. Wow... what a lovely piece of information about IP.. really interesting.

  8. I am also guilty of leaving things on the stove like your husband - I definitely have to get an instant pot soon!


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