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Sulaimani Tea – Sulaimani Chai – Malabar Sulaimani Recipe

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 1 min
  • Cook Time: 3 mins
  • Total Time: 4 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


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


  • 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


  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!
  • Category: tea
  • Cuisine: Kerala