A sulaimaani is just that – a dreamy concoction. At any point of time, I prefer my paal chaaya, but at times I do get a bit fed up of it and get myself a small glass of sulaimaani. Normally, I make it this way with a dash of cardamom, but at times when I need a little kick, or when the meal has been too heavy, then a black tea with a nice squeeze of lime does the trick. While doing this post, I remembered this one that Sona (I wish she revives her blog for which I did a guest post sometime back…) had shared on her timeline…
I like this quote, though I have no clue how much I will stick to this. Improving ourselves is an ongoing process but I have never felt like giving it time and concentrating on it. I don’t know if it is a correct approach, but with whatever I can see and feel, I need to give time to myself. To take care of myself, and become a better feeling person… Sometimes mental happiness is just not enough, being physically healthy is a must in these days, especially when you can be prone to illness very soon. Let me see how far I can find time for making myself feel good about myself in every way…
Coming back to the sulaimani, this is one we have each time we have a heavy meal. Somehow the black tea and the lime just releases off the uneasiness any stomach can feel! I always feel this is the Malabari way of relieving your guests if you feel they are not comfortable. 😀 I specifically love this for the special shade the lime gives to the tea – it has a new orange hue… Off to the way I make it…
- 2 cups water
- ½ tsp black tea leaves
- Juice from one lime
- Sugar to taste
- Bring water to boil in a saucepan.
- As the water starts boiling, add in the tea leaves and bring it to a rolling boil.
- Switch off as soon as the color is light brown. Add the juice of the lime and mix well.
- Sweeten to taste and serve immediately.
Add the lime juice once the boiling is done and the flame is off.