No need to go to the local coffee or tea shop for a cup of masala chai! Our Low FODMAP Masala Chai is easy to make and by creating it ourselves, we can control ingredients and make one that is gut friendly and to our personal taste. Chai is simply the word for tea in India but many of us will think of the milky, sweet, spiced black tea more properly called Masala Chai when we hear the word. We chatted with a few friends, born in India or first-generation Americans - self-proclaimed chai fanatics - to gather information that would help us make classic masala chai. And to create a low FODMAP version for you.
Place water in a small saucepan. Crack open the cardamom pods over your pot and add them (with skin) along with clove, peppercorn, cinnamon, and ground ginger if using (try without first). Add loose tea and simmer 3 minutes.
• You can pour over ice to make an iced version.
• Note that some folks find the spices overly stimulating to their digestion. Always eat and drink to your tolerances.
Our recipes are based on Monash University and FODMAP Friendly science.
Please always refer to the Monash University & FODMAP Friendly smartphone apps for the most up-to-date lab tested information. As always, your tolerance is what counts; please eat accordingly. The ultimate goal of the low FODMAP diet is to eat as broadly as possible, without triggering symptoms, for the healthiest microbiome.