The tradition of a typical afternoon tea was introduced to India during the colonial times and still remains a tradition to this day. Although you’ll typically find traditional English fare, we’ve “upgraded’ some of the afternoon tea classics with some Indian twists.
No Afternoon tea would be complete without sandwiches – they kick off the whole culinary show.
Spicy Egg & Spinach Wraps
The quintessential egg mayonnaise sandwich has been transformed into our spicy egg and spinach wraps using a chapati. Flavour scrambled egg with our award winning Egg Curry sauce, softly wilt spinach, and season with salt and pepper. Fill a chapati with the egg mixture, garnish with a few sprigs of coriander and a dollop of yoghurt. Cut the wraps into triangle wedges for easy eating.
Cheese & Mango Bruschetta
Cheese and mango chutney is a delicious combination of sweet, spicy, and salty. It’s the perfect open sandwich for any afternoon tea. If you’d really like to push the boat out, make your own mango chutney with our recipe here.
The key to savoury afternoon tea delights are easy to pick up and savour. Our favourites are curry puffs and spicy devilled eggs!
To create delicious curry puffs with minimal fuss, our cooking sauces are a great way to get all the flavour you’d like! Simply fry mince with a cooking sauce of your choice and stuff into puff pastry. Bake for 12 minutes until the pastry is perfectly golden. They’re ideal served with tasty chutneys such as chilli and walnut or mango.
Spicy Devilled Eggs
Devilled eggs are a 70s favourite and often feature on an afternoon tea. If you’ve got a favourite devilled eggs recipe, simply add a teaspoon of garam masala and a tablespoon of mango chutney to the yolk mixture for an Indian twist.
No afternoon tea would be complete without some sweet treats involved.
Chai Flavoured Scones
The infamous scone debate between jam and cream might not be disputed; however, you can flavour your scones with delicious chai flavours with our easy recipe.
Chilli & Chocolate Cupcakes
Chilli and chocolate is a match made in heaven so add some fire to your afternoon tea with this recipe by Cordon Bleu trained pastry chef, Gayatri Sahay, exclusive for Kohinoor Joy.
Finally, the all important teas! There are many teas to choose from, so try and find your favourite. Here’s our expert guide to the aromatic teas of India.