Chai Nashta is an integral part of our Indian Food and culture. Our very own Indian hi tea which is enjoyed in the evenings as well as any other time of the day. If you too are big fan of tea and munchies that taste incredibly delicious and super easy to prepare this Indian high Tea menu is perfect for you.
Many people In India start their morning with a steaming cup of Chai, and Chai is an integral part of Indian culture. Another thing that marks our morning is Nashta (breakfast). But when Chai meets Nashta together that becomes a perfect harmonious marriage of sort. It becomes Chai Nashta, and one without another seems incomplete.
Ok, Maybe an exaggeration! but for me, it is not. As I chai lover I have already done a series #IndiaLovesChai on Instagram and wrote on the blog here and here. Just like this series If you are following me on Instagram you already know another series is in offing by the #MTCchaiNashta which will have both snacks and chai (popularly known as Chai Nashta) as well as breakfast and some popular chai recipes.
If you love to eat, tea time becomes another excuse to munch your favorite snacks with sips of delicious tea. Tea for me is much more than a drink, a lot of it is the nostalgia of the days bygone. I remember the time I spent with friends in college over endless cups of tea and very simple crispy samosa to munch with it and so many idhar udhar ki battien (chit chats) over those hot sweet cups of milky masala chai.
Evening tea ritual when the whole family would sit together and decide what would be nashta with chai. Rusk, Fan (also known as Khari biscuit), double roti, Namkeen, Atta biscuits from the local bakery were always there in the Mum’s kitchen for evening Chai Nashta.
While all these ready to eat accompaniments were part of everyday Indian chai Nashta. Then there were special days or when some guests were with us, Nashta was extra special with fried goodies like samosa, pakora, sandwiches and some sweets which were either homemade or procured from the local sweet shop.
How I wish to turn the clock and go back there :), But until the scientists invent time machine, I can always take you to this culinary journey with me and revisit those popular Indian Chai Nashta from those growing up years which my Mom used to make. And, later in my life when I got married and joined my husband in this big family of Indian Airforce. I learned so many different snacks and recipes from friends and seniors from different cultures and different backgrounds.
In this series, I will be posting my favorite breakfasts (Nashta) which are mostly incomplete without my cup of sanity which you know by the name of the tea. Also, popular Chai Nashta Ideas (tea time snack and tea combinations) which I hope you all will love. Come, Join me on My Breakfast Table where I will share my breakfast and Chai Nashta with you all, and together, we will have some chit-chat over that hot cup of Tea that never fails to please 🙂
As usual, I have made the #MTCchaiNashta on all social media (Instagram , Twitter, Facebook) so you can access all that goes under this series in this. I will keep updating this Article as I update New recipes and ideas in this series. To stay updated, you can either subscribe to my newsletter or follow me on my social media Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter! There's pinterest board Chai Nashta - My Breakfast Table from where you can pin the recipes if you like.
For first Recipe on #MTCchaiNashta is my favorite Bread Omelette Sandwich which is something that I learned when I was learning to cook.