Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Garam Chai-How spicy Madam ??

Dear Foodies,

Thats how spicy it is :)
Bee n Jai came up with this ingenious way of incorporating our dear little fiery chilli in the one place it would have never thought of ending up in,a cup of Chai. Garam Chai or Hot Chai now has a different meaning, thanks to them :P I could not wait until tomorrow to try it. It is 2:00am here and I am sipping this wonderful cup of tea. God knows when I am going to sleep now !

I used a green chilli equal in size to the one shown, and used the same method mentioned in their recipe here but skipped the ginger as my tea masala has enough of it. The method is just the way I usually make my tea and the green chilli was a surprise guest. It did not add direct heat but you will surely feel it in your throat as you enjoy your tea. The heat is not the kind which makes you gulp water by the bottle-fulls, but that which makes you look forward to the next sip. I guess I was also lucky in the size of chilli I used, I had absolutely no clue how it would turn out when I dropped it in the water :))

Enjoy

Here is my previous post on tea, its a masala tea made from fresh ingredients instead of tea masala.

20 thoughts:

bee said...

there's a night owls on the prowl in ohio ...

they bang pots and pans at 2 a.m. to wake their roomies up. (sorry i can't rhyme when i'm sleepy)

there's a night owl on the prowl in ohio...

Priya said...

You should have seen me tip-toeing into the kitchen and trying to bring out my tea pan from beneath a pile of so many others !! Murphy's law thru n thru. It took me the longest time to get this cup of tea ready :))
hmmm....how come I see a monkey hovering on the tree at this time of the night...Policeeeeeeee

Suganya said...

Now that you have that caffeine punch, what are your plans for the rest of the night? ;) Movie? Blog patrolling?

Priya said...

haha...yup..on the job already..just passed by your blog :)) :)) I see I have good company here :P

Manisha said...

Jeez! Keep the noise down, will ya?! I heard your racket all the way over the plains!

Chilli in your chai is like a quick fix - no need for those deep fried pakodas! Will put it in the morning chai for my husband tomorrow and watch him leap several feet in the air. :-D

Priya said...

Sshhhh...stop yelling..my roomie is gonna wake up !

Now theres a reason to wake up early tomorrow :)) Live cam available ?? As for me, I hope I get some sleep atleast !! Live cam available ??

Manisha said...

Arrey! If they slept through the banging of pots, they won't hear me!

As for livecam, he fought with my camcorder the other day - for hours and got it to work as a webcam. Why, you might ask. To show my daughter's plantar warts to my sister at a higher resolution. People set up webcams for all kinds of reasons, we do it for warts. Seriously.

Sia said...

LOL...having this tea at 2 am... i am not sure i should call u crazy or my soul sis;) i used pretend i am night walking if my roomies got up by all the noises i used to mke...it worked for me...may be even u should try it someday;)

Sudha said...

Priya,Thats really interesting to know that u had made had this tea at 2:00 am..There were days when we used to do this to..but now..uh..they all are in memories..

bee said...

wake up already.

Sandeepa said...

Two consecutive blogs..and the same green cute thing in their chai. You are HOT. Wouldn't dare to put chili yet, happy with my adrak

Manisha said...

Some people don't sleep and don't let others sleep.

What can I tell you? Do I complain or should I be grateful? I stumbled out of bed to dash around madly and put together a gift for the teacher as today is the last day of school. And as I wrote the thank you note, a steaming hot cup of tea was put down next to me. I think he reads your blog. Hmmmph!

I am grateful. I am grateful. I want piping hot tea like that every day!

Priya said...


Manisha, My camcorder has long forgotten it can capture videos, I have been using it like a cam for sooo long now !! I was late in the morning & hardly had time to gulp some water for breakfast :)) Do u need anything else from him, let me know, I will post it here ;)
Summer vacation now.. so we are gonna see many more home projects huh !

Sia, that must have been funny...night walking & they believed you !!!

Sudha, I better hold on to these days for as long as I can then :D

Bee,first you don't let me sleep on time and now you come back to wake this poor soul !! By the way, do you sleep, the closing your eyes and lying down thing ??

Sandeepa, you have to try it, come on..you can do it :D


qmqbpmhy !!! Arent these things getting longer and longer by the day !!!

bee said...

looks like she dozed off again.

Manisha said...

You'd better get up cos otherwise when you do we will have to sing: Jhopi gelela jaagaa jhalaa!

I'll keep your offer in mind ... right now, I'm getting everything I want and need ;-)

Summer's going to be incredibly busy and we have a 9 year old going on 16. Hormones, I tell you!

priar's, said...

Hi,
nice post for sore throat and headache time .Thanks for posting dear...

GaramChai said...

Chilli in Chai? Now that is Garam Garam :-)

pritya said...

Dear Priya,
Must tell you the tea cups look good! I also liked the chilli twist in J&B's recipe. Thanks for making a reference to it. I remember years ago, Someone served me a glass of rose syrup (diluted with chilled water) and spiced it with a chilli. It was awesome, and when the rim of the tumbler is steeped in salt, even better.

Priya said...


Pritya: You must try this tea...its was awesome. I love the cup too :)
The rose syrup drink sounds really divine...I will have to try it !

Garam Chai said...

Chai, Garam Chai. Brings back memories for desis in pardes!

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