Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Chai - East African Tea

The "Chai" is the word used for Tea in Middle East, Western Asia and in Swahili speaking Eastern Africa. This Chai is prepared like our usual tea that we make in our home. The usual ingredients like milk, cardamom and ginger are added. Here goes the procedure for Tanzanian ( East Africa) Chai...


Ingredients :

1. Milk - 1 Cup
2. Water - 1 Cup
3. Tea - 2 tsp
4. Sugar - 4 tsp
5. Cardamom - 2 (Whole/Ground)
6. Ginger - 1 inch piece (Ground)


Procedure :

1. Bring all the ingredients together to boil.

2. Boil well.

3. Strain and drink hot.


Who tried this recipe?
1. Babitha
2. Priya Satheesh
3. Sharanya

35 comments:

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

Nice drink!!

Madhura Manoj said...

Hmm this cup is for me.Nice presentation.

~ Lopa said...

garam garam chai... when it's raining with some pakodas... :D

Btw how is African chai different to Indian chai? I haven't tried African chai, so just curious. European chai is very different, don't feel like we are having tea...hehehe :D

harini-jaya said...

gr8 click there...

Nithu Bala said...

Thanks Dear Friends for the nice comments..

@Lopa, Most African recipes are much similar to Indian recipe..this is one such recipe..so no difference it makes:-)

Priya said...

Wat a beautiful tea, looks fantastic...Will be prefect for a snack with some crispy snacks..

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Nice tea and accompaniments!

divya said...

Nice tea and Nice presentation.

AMA's AnythingVegetarian said...

Refreshing Tea.I see a User interface change in your blog.Not able to view the content properly.

Ann said...

Thats the exact way I too prepare it dear.. I love tea more than any beverage I ever had. Never know it also called chai in Africa. great Info, thanks.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Nice Pics of well prepared Garma Garam Chai. Very Well Complimented by Nice Biscuits.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Gulmohar said...

I love this spiced tea..it's aroma is enough to freshen you up :-)

LK said...

I think I'll have to make this for my evening tea today! I can already smell the spices!

Nithya said...

Tea is my choice. :) I love it but not an addict. This version looks cool too :)

Swathi said...

Nice chai,

Meena said...

whoo hoo...nithu...being a tea addict, i lovvvve this tea! awesome!

Panchpakwan said...

Nice aromatic & spiced tea Nitu.

Kiran said...

Very refreshing tea and nice presentation.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Tea looks great..

Subhie Arun said...

nice spiced tea..my all time fav...

simply.food said...

I love masala tea and this looks lovely nad refreshing.

Gita Jaishankar said...

Nice refreshing tea Nithu...looks good with the biscuits :)

PS said...

i cannot live without a hot cup of tea every evening.. love your tea very much..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I am not a chai person, but your presentation is so yummy !!!

Smitha said...

Refreshing tea as always!!!
Smitha

Kamalika said...

Though I never tasted tea right yet, loved ur presentation...can't say I will try it..:)

Fathima said...

that is a new piece of info... this is like our chai!

Suhaina said...

Masala tea looks super. I make tea in this way. Its very tasty and healthy too.

Cooking Foodie said...

Nice African version... And all this time I was making tea, I didnt know about it :)
Are those Nice biscuits? I love them...

Kanchana Radhakrishnan said...

nice tea

Padhu said...

Love this ginger tea but do not know it is african recipe

Valarmathi said...

Chai looks lovely and refreshing.

Jaleela said...

ரொம்ப அருமையான சாய், ஓ இது ஆஃப்ரிகன் சாயா?

இது நாங்க தினம் போடுவது,இப்ப கூட இந்த டீய குடித்து கொன்டே தான் பதிவு கூட.


எஙக் அம்மா வீட்டில் ஒரு பானை முழுவதும் போடுவோம்.
ரொம்ப புத்துணர்வு , சுறு சுறுப்பு அதிகரிக்கும்.

Jaleela said...

wow super presentation

sonu said...

i ges indian and african tastes are quite similar..i make this same type of chai with ginger and cardomon for my husband everyday..ur presentation is really sweet dear...