When stepping out of the cosy, and safe space of your home is not an option anymore, dreams of exploring the world brew up within you. Add in a drizzle of virtual travel and a splattering of gourmet food, and you’ve got what we call #TNLTasteOfTheWorld. Throughout the series, we’ll be getting in touch with chefs from around the world to recreate their signature dishes for you to try at home. After all, who said one needs to leave the house to embark on a culinary trail? Recipe by Chef Amlendu Kashyap, Sous Chef of Park Hyatt Chennai


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 Chennai, dubbed as the Gateway to South India, invites tourists from world over in its quaint lanes. Backed by a rich history of kingdoms, home to simple beliefs, dotted with intricate temples, and an alluring palate of foods to offer, the city doubles as a melting pot of global dishes with every unravel of its signature banana leaf plates. Park Hyatt Chennai brings these elements of traditionality together with effortless ease. Glimpses of this ode to the foregone find a way into their foods too, and nothing as more traditionally Indian than tea itself!

For this episode of #TnlTasteOfTheWorld, Chef Amlendu Kashyap, Sous Chef of Park Hyatt Chennai brings this traditionality to light with a beverage inspired from ancient Indian healing remedies. Doubling as an apt antidote for the current situation, the Herby Twist is an immunity boosting herbal tea that fuses together delicious flavours with innumerable medicinal properties.

Herby Twist


  • 10 grams peppercorns
  • 10 grams cinnamon
  • 5 grams ajwain
  • 5 grams coriander seeds
  • 5 grams cumin
  • ½ litre water
  • Mint
  • Tulsi
  • Ginger
  • Fresh coriander
  • Lemon, jaggery, and honey to taste


  • Using a pestle, pound the peppercorns, cinnamon, ajwain, coriander seeds, and cumin in a mortar.
  • Add this crushed powder to water and let it boil for ten minutes.
  • Crush some fresh coriander and tulsi. Add this to the water.
  • Once the water is boiled, strain the tea into a glass.
  • Squeeze some lemon juice, and stir.
  • Add honey and jaggery to taste. Stir.
  • Garnish with mint.

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