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Kerala Chaya

Updated: Aug 15, 2020

A frothy piping hot cup of chaya is the typical Malayali way of starting the day. The traditional Kerala tea/ chaya is an equal part concoction of milk and water. Chaya is not simply a morning drink, it's a part of the Malayali hospitality. Whenever someone comes calling he is invariably greeted with a cup of hot tea. Whatever is the occasion, it is our all-time pick-up drink. Energize your day with a delicious cup of Kerala Chaya.

Serves: 2


Water - 1 .25 cups

Tea dust - 2 teaspoon

Boiled Milk - 1 cup

Sugar (optional) - To taste

How to make Kerala Chaya

1. Take a saucepan, add 1 1/4 cups of water and bring it to a boil.

2. Add 2 teaspoons of tea dust, reduce the heat and simmer for one minute.

3. Add 1 cup of boiled milk. Increase the heat and bring it to a boil.

4. Reduce the heat, keep the pan covered with a lid for 1 minute and let it simmer..

5. Remove the lid and mix it with a spoon. Turn off the heat.

6. Sweeten with sugar (if using).

7. Strain the tea into a mug or glass.

8. Take an additional mug and mix the tea well by streaming it from a height into one mug and back to the other mug. You will get a frothy top.

9. Pour the tea into the teacups.

10. Serve and Enjoy.

Recipe Notes

For best results use freshly boiled milk.

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