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Sulaimani Tea – Sulaimani Chai – Malabar Sulaimani Recipe

by | Sep 7, 2016 | 5 comments

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Sulaimani is a Kerala style black tea infused with spices and lemon juice. Traditionally, its served after a heavy meal as Sulaimani is believed to aid in digestion. It was also made famous by the movie Ustad Hotel where the grand father says that a little bit of mohabbat – love is added to every cup of Sulaimani and that’s what makes it extra special. I was introduced to this by a friend Varuna Yoganand. It has become an everyday staple at my home now. Its a very comforting drink. Hot day – Cold day – Sulaimani fits in perfectly for any day. There are a lot of variation of recipes in making Sulaimani. Some recipes even have saffron, cinnamon etc…You can add or remove spices according to your taste preference. Here is Varuna’s recipe for Sulaimani.

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Here is a video of how to do Sulaimani.

Prep work

Grate half a teaspoon of ginger and slightly bruise one cardamom with the back of a knife or a mallet. Set aside.

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Boil a cup of water in a kettle. When the water is boiling, add in the grated ginger, one cardamom, one clove, half a teaspoon of tea leaves and a teaspoon of palm sugar.
If using tea bags, use one tea bag. Palm Sugar can be substituted with jaggery or honey.

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Let it simmer for a minute. Switch off the heat and add in half a teaspoon of lemon juice.

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Strain the tea.

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Serve hot!

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Sulaimani Tea – Sulaimani Chai – Malabar Sulaimani Recipe

Recipe for Spiced tea with lemon popularly called as Sulaimani in Kerala. Flavored with cardamom, lemon and palm jaggery.

  • Total Time: 4 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 cardamom
  • 1 clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon tea leaves or 1 tea bag
  • 1 teaspoon palm sugar or plain jaggery or honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Grate half a teaspoon of ginger and slightly bruise one cardamom with the back of a knife or a mallet. Set aside.
  2. Boil a cup of water in a kettle. When the water is boiling, add in the grated ginger, one cardamom, one clove, half a teaspoon of tea leaves and a teaspoon of palm sugar.
  3. Let it simmer for a minute. Switch off the heat and add in the lemon juice.
  4. Strain the tea. Serve hot!
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 1 min
  • Cook Time: 3 mins
  • Category: tea
  • Cuisine: Kerala

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5 Comments

  1. Lavanya Seshadri

    Thanks for your lovely recipes , I would like know where you got the pan you boiled your tea in? My daughter loves pots and pans like these.






    Reply
    • Suguna Vinodh

      Thanks Lavanya. I got this when we lived in Hong Kong.

      Reply
  2. gunavardhini

    Hi I have become a great fan of ur recipes I like to read ur chidhood stories every time before going into recipe it takes me to another world keep rocking dear






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  3. Nisha

    They also add a dash of mint leaves at the end.

    Reply

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