What’s In The Packet?
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Hot, sweet, and extra creamy! Even tea purists must admit that Doodh Patti shines when prepared the traditional way, with your favourite milk and sweetener. You’ll be amazed at how these simple additions elevate the sensorial experience.
Traditional street Doodh Patti is served in glass or clay cups. However, in the homes, decorative porcelain teacups are favoured. So, feel free to use your favourite teacups, or if you have guests to impress, your finest china on a decorative tea tray. The comforting scent of cardamom is also extra soothing when its rising from the depths of the mug you love most.
Pakistani Chai’s fragrant creaminess is so indulgent it’s a treat on its own. However, it’s extra-heavenly when paired with traditional street foods. Paratha (crispy pancake) and baaqar khani (spiced puffed pastry biscuit) make for excellent breakfast accompaniments. Later in the day, try chicken puff pastries, samosas, shaami kebabs (deep fried spiced meat or vegetable patties), or pakoras. For a sweet treat, pair it with the nutty pudding-like gajar ka halva or naan khatai (traditional shortbread cookies). Nimko (deep-fried savoury and spiced snack mixes, like Bombay mix) are also popular in Pakistan. Doodh Patti will also pair wonderfully with your favourite bickie, cake, or treat!
Life and chai go hand-in-hand in Pakistan. Tea stalls abound all throughout the country, and for Pakistanis, all times are tea time. The only time some of them may hold back is in the evening when tea becomes a commitment to staying up late!
For a shot of vitality
½ – 1 tsp per cup
Add 1 cup of milk to a saucepan plus a dash of water. Add ½ – 1 tsp of tea. Simmer uncovered on low heat for 5 min. Stir occasionally. Strain into cup. Sweeten to taste.
Brew it the traditional Pakistani way
Add milk to a saucepan plus a dash of water to prevent the milk from burning. Add ½ – 1 tsp of tea per cup. Simmer uncovered on the lowest heat possible for 5 min or until the tea starts to boil and rise. Stir occasionally to prevent the tea from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Next, give a quick stir as soon as it rises to stop the tea from overflowing and continue simmering for another 1 – 2 min. Strain into a teapot or cup. Sweeten to taste. If sweetening with sugar, add it while the tea is simmering on the stovetop for a greater depth of flavour. Best served in ceramic cups. If sharing, impress guests by serving with your finest china on a decorative tea tray. Enjoy on its own or with traditional cookies such as naan khatai or pancakes (paratha).