Pakoras, Cake and Chai. A Menu Worth Replicating

I had my cousins over for tea a couple of weeks ago as I hadn’t seen them in a while, and when all our schedules finally aligned, getting together for Sunday afternoon tea seemed like the perfect low-key way to meet up, catch up, and hang out with some afternoon treats.  What I had planned for tea was going to be delicious and fun 😋 😃.

Since I had just learnt how to make veggie pakoras from my friend Lakshmi, I couldn’t wait to make them at home. The best way to eat these pakoras is to have fun making them when family and friends are over. With my cousins coming for tea I knew it would be the perfect time to fry up of these delicious chickpea flour and veggie fritters.


Seriously folks, my cousins Uma and Meera were helping me fry the pakoras and half the time the pakoras didn’t even make it onto the platter 😋. We were eating warm pakoras as they were being made 😃.  When they eventually did make it onto the platter the pakoras were gone before the next batch were ready. Fun, fun, fun!  We had them with a chilled glass of white wine.


When we got stuffed with pakoras, Hitesh made some chai to go with a zucchini orange cardamom cake that I had made the day before. This cake tastes even better the next day giving all the orange and cardamom flavors a chance to come through and allowing the zucchini to moisten the cake just a little bit more. It’s super delicious with a hot cup of chai.



Little cousins were having two cake pieces each! They loved it 😊😋.




Sunday Afternoon Teatime Menu

Crispy fried veggie pakoras
White wine
Fresh cut fruit
Cheese platter
Zucchini Orange Cardamom Cake

Give this tea time menu with pakoras, cake and chai a try!  It’s a menu worth replicating.



6 thoughts on “Pakoras, Cake and Chai. A Menu Worth Replicating”

  1. Delightful tea menu. Mouth watering😋 The girls are beautiful and it looks like they enjoy each other’s company. 😍

    1. Thanks Stella! The girls adore their big sister cousins Anjali and Rani 😘😍. It’s always cute to see all the girls together. Rani loves to sew a little pouch or something for them 😃

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