Chai and Chaat: Indian Tea and Snacks


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Drinking chai or tea at various hours of day and night is a centuries old tradition in India. Indian Chai is a combination of black tea, milk, spices and sweetener, boiled together and served with savory, tangy, popular snacks. You can find Chai-wallahs (tea vendors) on every street corner, train stations, movie theaters and of course hotly debated conference rooms. Many important decisions are made over several cups of masala chai (spiced tea). Chai is often accompanied with finger-licking, pungent chaat dishes. It is never a full blown meal but is a tempting, much desired half meal that will leave you satisfied and craving for more. In this class we will prepare the masala chai. We will also make mixed vegetable pakoras (fried fritters), along with the sweet and sour dipping sauce of dates and tamarind. We will also make Aloo chaat (a medley of potatoes, onions, chickpeas with spices.
Please note: There is a $20 food fee is payable to the instructor at the class. Portions of class may be filmed for LexMedia.

Shruti Mehta has been teaching Indian cooking to aficionados for over 25 years. She also conducts private classes upon request.

Start Date: 5/22/2024, 1 meeting
Class Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Day of Week: Wednesday
Location: LexMedia Studio Kitchen
Instructor: Shruti Metha
Status: Running/Openings