Kashmiri Pink Tea Recipe

Pink Kashmiri tea or nun chai is a special chai beverage from Kashmiri cuisine. So get ready to enjoy the pistachio-rich sips of Pakistani Kashmiri chai. Get the recipe by KFoods and enjoy one of the best desi delicacy.


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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 Pink Tea



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.
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.

Chef Rida Aftab Posted By: Humaira Tariq,


Kashmir is famous for its beautiful landscapes but there are more awesome things related to the region of Kashmir valley which is Pink Kashmiri chai or Noon chai. Preparing Kashmiri tea has a method different with ordinary tea. It uses a different tea powder which distinguishes it with ordinary milk tea.


Half of the ingredients used in the tea are similar to milk tea however the new items to put in this tea are green tea leaves, green cardamom, bicarbonate of soda, pistachios and almonds.

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Reviews & Comments (3)

Maheen - Lahore Mar 09, 2017
I like kashmiri pink tea and some foods and some drink recipes. I have learned many tea recipes recipes from Pakistani cooking shows and websites.
Abdul Kareem Khoro - Thatta Apr 12, 2016
really it is very good tea. I like it but i have one thing in mind that all ingredients are ok but if tea powder is not ok, tea will not taste good. so always try to get original tea powder with high quality otherwise your tea won't taste as per your desire.
Mustafa Shahid - Lahore Mar 25, 2016
I think the kashmiri tea we find here in Lahore city at some restaurants is not the pure one. Original tea uses pure herbs that are not available in cities. I will try to find the pure elements used to make it. And in fact the tea powder we find here is not up to the mark. It is also mixed and impure.
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