Saturday, November 14, 2015

Better after taste

What Vodka is for Russians, Chai is for Indians. Chai can easily be termed as our National drink. I am sure there won’t be any upheaval on this front but it’s much more than a beverage for us Indians. I too am Chai enthusiast but I have to confess that I am a late bloomer. I didn’t even know how to make a good cup of Chai, though that is something that I have mastered now. Like how I was passed on this craze by my mother-in-law, I managed to pass it on to my husband too. 

Most days when hubby is back from work and Smera has retired for the day we usually sit down together have our cup of Chai. It is like a ritual for us and this is when I get to tell him all about the notorious things the little one has been up to and exchange notes on work.

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After a lot of experimentation I have finally landed with my own formula and I thought it was really good, until we went to a friend’s place recently. She made us the best Masala Chai that we have had in a long time and it was so good that even a week after, we were still talking about it. In fact the hubby asked me to check with the friend for her recipe. I left it at that, while he went to freshen up after a tiring day at work. Just as usual I put on a pot for ourselves and we sat down to discuss some work-related stuff. As he took first sip, he smiled and asked

Hubby: is this the new recipe for Chai from your friend?
Me: No, it is just the usual one
Hubby: But it tastes really different, quite nice!

So I take the cup from him and smell it, then I take a sip and I couldn’t spot any difference. “No it’s just the same! What is different?” I asked him. Hubby takes the cup the back and then says nothing, lost in his thoughts he goes back to his notes. Then suddenly he shouts, “I know it is not the tea, it is KP Namboodari toothpaste that I used now”.

For those who don’t know KP Namboordari is a herbal toothpaste. Essentially, a tube full of mashed up popular Indian spices like pepper, cloves, cardamom. According to my husband, it is an Ayurvedic concoction that has cavity protection and tooth cleansing properties. 


I can not vouch for those tall claims, but this product has left a better after taste in my hubby’s mouth.  Whoever said Ayurvedic products do not have side effects!

P.S.- We as a family are quite crazy, it's not just my husband, even my baby sister had come up with something equally ridiculous a while back. You can read here on her experiment with Chai


33 comments:

  1. Nice reading this...I am a chai fan too! I should try that toothpaste...I just got Dabur Red, which I loved.

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    1. Then Alok you should try Meswak and colgate herbal too .. My hubby loves Meswak..

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    2. I am in the U.S., not sure if I will get it here. I love Colgate Herbal though!

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    3. We are in little Kerala the gelf - Muscat, Oman! You can find almost anything and everything that is remotely Indian !!

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  2. Ha ha good one! I am not sure whether your hubby's comment made me laugh or the toothpaste. :)

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  3. lol good one. Yeah chai sure can be declared as national drink.

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    1. But not sure South Indians are a huge coffee fan, maybe the quintessential filter coffee and chai can share the jointly the national drink title !!

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  4. Good one !
    Vodka is better when it comes to addiction!

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    1. I think can think of more things apart from Vodka that are better to get addicted too :D

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    1. Not sure next time he gets meswak I will ask him to try it :D

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  7. Haha! that's funny. But worth a try, thanks to you guys.
    :)
    I can't stop smiling.

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    1. I am glad you are smiling !! Now everytime hubby asks for masala chai, i am tempted to put some of that toothpaste :D

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  8. Chai any time Sangeeta...this post is indeed addictive like the chai and I found the comments on toothpaste and vodka...equally habit forming!

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    1. I am not that fond of Vodka but yes there are many more things that i can think of as addictive .. Chocolate tops my list !

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  9. :) .I'm also a chai person...I shall experiment this for different tastes of chai :)

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  10. hahah! that was interesting! I <3 chai too and call myself a true 'chaiwati' :D

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  11. Aren't chai and their creations simply fabulous? I am BTW a huge chai addict. It is what I call my regular doze of nicotine :D And my husband and I also have a chai pe charcha kind of thing at home :D

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  12. Chai increates PH levels and thats what blood needs because our normal water most often have less PH levels. Always good to have a tea :)
    Nice one Sangry chechi :)

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