Tastes of India – Indian Snacks Served Fried with Masala Chai
Date: Tuesday, September 5th
Time: 10:30am – 1:00pm
Cost: 300 RMB, 260 RMB for members
Chai-time is a deep rooted Indian tradition. Over endless cups of tea, Indians, as a nation, discuss everything, from marriage alliances to the state of the nation. It is the lubricant that keeps the Indian soul ticking away contentedly.
The Indian chai is unique in the tea pantheon. Brought to India from China by the British, Indian teas such as the delicate Darjeeling have a distinct place in the world. But the Indian chai merely gives a cursory nod to the original idea of tea as imagined on colonial afternoons. Chai has a colourful and unique personality, an array of flavours, a celebration of spices . Masala chai combined with snacks is what perfect evenings are made of. When Frank Sinatra sang about love and marriage, he was probably thinking about chai and ‘nasta’ – classic tea time snacks!
Chef Reshma Khan invites you to join her for a “Chai and chat” session. Here, she will share with you her recipes for some favourite Indian tea-time snacks. On the menu are succulent lamb kebabs, spicy samosas -a fried pastry with a stuffing of peas and potatoes and a platter of crisp Indian ‘bhajias’– fritters of onion, potato, spinach etc. Rounding it off will of course be her secret to a perfect cuppa Indian masala chai. Come and let the conversations begin!
- SHAMMI KEBABS
- BHAJIAS [Indian fritters]
Hailing from a family of restaurateurs, Reshma grew up spending many a summer holiday watching chefs cook and honing her talent under trained eyes. Her own family hails from Kerala, Hyderabad, Maharashtra and Gujarat and over the years, Reshma has collected recipes from relatives and friends. She believes that gastronomy can be made simple, and can cater to the requirements of modern life without losing authentic flavors.
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十年前我们打开了在北新桥九道湾1号的四合院大门，只为了一个愿望：为大家提供一个可以相聚，学习与共享美好时光的平台。就这样，胡同可以从那个时候一直走到了今天。现在，我们拥有这来自世界各地的团队，并在全中国各个地方都有不同的活动， For our ten-year anniversary, we’ll be celebrating each month of 2017. 一眨眼，十年过去了，在迎接2017年的到来的同时，我们想要和大家一起庆祝这个难得的庆典。
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