The Best Snacks To Accompany A Cup Of Munnar Tea
THE BEST SNACKS TO ACCOMPANY A CUP OF MUNNAR TEA
What is better than a cup of tasty Munnar tea? A delicious snack to accompany it - that’s what! Tea and snacks go hand-in-hand and are an essential part of Indian culture. Whether it is morning or evening, you can always elevate your tea experience with some delicious food. There is a rich variety of snacks to go with different types of tea. They vary from region to region and can be sweet or savoury.
For some ideas on how you can upgrade your cup of Munnar tea, read on to learn more about the different types of snacks that go with it.
1. Vada Pav
Aptly called the “common man’s burger”, this popular classic is a potato patty which is deep fried and eaten in a small bun (pav). It can be served with fried green chillies and other condiments like coriander and garlic chutney. A spicy treat, you can cool the flavour down with a spoonful of tamarind chutney to make it sweeter. Vada pav is mostly found in the mid-western region of India, and is enjoyed as a street snack. Its spicy and rich flavour make it the perfect accompaniment to a warm cup of Munnar tea with milk and sugar.
A crunchy and tasty evening snack from North India, pakoras (vegetable fritters) are an ideal option to enjoy with Munnar tea. Pakoras are easy to make and even more delicious to eat. They are basically vegetables which are coated with gram flour and then fried in hot oil so that they get a crispy exterior. The most popular types of pakoras are potatoes, onions, and other vegetables. Even paneer is a popular choice for pakoras. We would recommend eating pakoras with a cup of black tea and milk.
An extremely popular Maharashtrian and Gujarati snack, poha is enjoyed regularly in India as a breakfast food. It is made of flattened rice or even potato mash with turmeric and other spices. It is not difficult to make and if flavoured correctly can be extremely tasty. Since it is light, it does not make you feel uncomfortably full either. You can enjoy your meal of poha with one of our strong Munnar tea flavours.
Samosas are so well-loved as Indian snacks that they have even become popular abroad. These delicious treats make their appearance everywhere - as a street food, party snack, restaurants and even in cafes! Flaky pastry stuffed with spicy potato and other fillings, the combination of samosas and chai are enjoyed all over India – especially on rainy days! A tasty milk tea is the perfect accompaniment to a plate of hot samosas.
Idli is a soft, pillowy, steamed savory cake made from rice and lentil batter, that is popular in the Southern region of India. The lentils used in making idli are urad dal (black gram). Idli is traditionally enjoyed as a breakfast food, but can be eaten as a snack as well. It is often accompanied with a spicy tomato based broth known as sambar. Once you have had your fill of idlis, we suggest washing it down with a mild to sweet flavoured cup of Munnar tea.
While these are just some of the snacks that are popularly enjoyed with tea, your snack preference ultimately depends on what your taste buds crave. Everyone has a different taste and prefers their own accompaniments to tea. Whether you prefer snacks like cakes, pastries and scones, or would rather go for something salty or spicy, you can’t go wrong with a good masala chai to end your meal. Happy snacking!