Kashmiri Chai Recipe

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• 6 tsp Green Tea Leaves
• 15-20 Seeds of green Cardamom plus
• 1-2 tsp. ground Cardamom
• 1-2 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
• 1-2 liter Fresh Full Cream Milk
• 6 tsp. ground pistachio/Almonds
• 6 cups Water
Salt to taste

How to make Kashmiri Chai


• Pour water in a heavy based large pan. Add tea leaves, salt, seeds of green cardamom and bicarbonate of soda.
• Bring to boil reduce heat and simmer briskly for 4-5 minutes or until it reduces to 13 its quantity.
• While it is still boiling pour in it about 2-3 cups of cold water or enough water to make four cups in all.
• Bring to boil and simmer for 4-5 minutes.
• Remove from heat, strain and keep aside.
• Boil the milk with ground cardamom over low heat.
• Pour prepared tea water (Qahwa) in the milk.
• Bring to boil, add salt and simmer for 3-5 minutes over low heat.
• Remove from heat and pour into 6 cups.
• Pour 1 tablespoon of cream or malai. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of pistachio/almonds over it.
• Now it’s ready to serve.

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Reviews & Comments (55)

safia - Sukkur Jan 08, 2018
I love to drink kashmiri tea in winters but I haven’t made this at home. But this recipe is really good and a must try. I cant wait to make this tea and enjoy with my family.
Khalida - LHR Feb 20, 2017
I like this tea since my childhood , when i used to drink two cups at one time. I drank it in wedding parties which took place in winters and instead of serving cold drinks , they served kashmiri chai. It appealed me a lot and till this day, i like to have it everyday.
Sadaf - Lahore Feb 08, 2017
First I was too hesitant to touch it and making a kashmiri chai because I was of the opinion that it can't be made at home. But I have had it at some friends' home , she made it very tasty. Then I planned that I will also make it. Can you give me it's recipe by a proper chef?
Saima - Muzaffarabad Feb 06, 2017
i made this tea but it was a bit diluted . It was tasty though but it would have been even tastier . yet i didn't achieve the perfectly desired taste . I will try again. to get more beauty of its taste.
Nazira - khi Feb 06, 2017
Hi, which green tea we should use to make this kashmiri tea? there are lots of green tea powders available. Some are sold loose , some are available from large companies, but can't figure out for particularly making kashmiri chai?


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Kashmiri Chai (Pink Tea) is traditional and popular beverage of Kashmir. It is also known as ‘noon chai’ and is commonly called ‘pink tea’. It is made with some particular type of tea leaf that is found only in Kashmir. In order to make perfect Kashmiri Chai Recipe the main ingredients include Kashmiri tea leaves, milk, sugar, cardamom, and nuts. Kashmiri Chai recipe is quite different from the traditional black tea. It is popularly consumed in winter season in northern areas of Pakistan. Kashmiri Chai is also served as a hot beverage after lunch or dinner in parties or winter wedding functions in Pakistan. It is a compulsory menu item in almost all restaurants and dhabba.

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