If you have been to Mumbai or have seen a good number of Bollywood movies, you must have chanced upon a phenomenon called 'cutting chai'. Cutting chai is basically just half a cup of your regular tea. Yes, you heard us! Tea not filled upto the brim, but just about enough to refresh your senses is referred to as a 'cutting chai' at every tapri (kiosk) of Mumbai. What makes cutting chai so special for Mumbaikars? There are several reasons. 'Cutting chai' brings scores of people together. Tapris are often packed with people discussing range of topics from politics, movies, cricket over their cup of cutting chai. The beverage is also much cheaper than the 'full cup' of chai!
Did you know that you can use a cup of chai to make a bevy of dishes? This summer, how about using your favourite cutting chai to make delicious kulfi! Surprised? Don't be. Kulfi is an Indian summer staple we cannot do without. This chilled milk-based dessert can easily be made at home. Popular food blogger and YouTuber Ananya Banerjee shows us how you can use Mumbai's darling beverage to make delicious cutting chai kulfi on her YouTube channel 'Chef Ananya Banerjee'. The ingredients used in the recipe are nothing too exotic either. You would need Assam tea, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, milk, sugar, cloves for the tea; and for kulfi you need rabri, condensed milk, pistachios and some dried rose petals.
Make the fragrant dessert at home and surprise your family!
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