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


• 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 on Kashmiri Chai Recipe

I never think that tea 🍵 will b made as like original Kashmiri chai by givin above recipe...how will we give it pink colour without usin artificial food colour or y we should use salt? I think will have to use sugar in place of salt ,won't have?
saba sahar - islamabad 6/16/2016 4:03:47 PM
Kashmiri Chai is one of the best tea a person can have after spending a tiring at work.
Farhan - Lahore 7/10/2015 2:06:51 AM
I am planning to try this recipe in this Ramdan as a treat for family get to together. I like Kashmiri Tea alot.
Asma - Karachi 6/19/2015 5:45:43 AM
Please also include the recipe of the kaawa chai because kashmiri chai is only suitable in the winter season, I am good to make kashmiri chai.
Hajra - Karachi 6/10/2015 1:10:05 PM
I liked to make Kashmiri tea by following this recepie but it dint make like this but the taste was fine.
Wania - Karachi 6/5/2015 12:26:48 AM
It is not easy to make Kashmiri Tea exactly like the same all you need is full dedication and perfection to make this tea.
Sumair - Karachi 6/2/2015 7:31:01 AM
Please upload the video of Kashmiri tea as well.
Hunain - Islamabad 5/26/2015 8:00:55 AM
I want to drink Kashmiri Tea after seeing the appealing picture on this web.
Sadia - Karachi 5/22/2015 1:45:34 AM
In this winter season i made three times this kashmiri tea in which last tea was so accurate.
naghma - khi 3/4/2015 10:44:47 AM
My mother make soda in the recipe of kashmiri chai but last time when she make it became little bit sour like a taste of salt in it.
madeeha - khi 1/26/2015 9:30:42 AM

Kashmiri Chai Recipe

Kashmiri Chai is popular in Pakistan. Even this tea relates to area Kashmir but it is famous in Pakistan and India as well. It is prepared by green tea with a required quantity of milk. It looks more delicious when serves with crushed Almonds and Pistachios that makes the tea little bit nutty but enhance its taste. You can add cardamom as well. It requires 30 minutes to prepare. Try this Kashmiri Chai recipe in home.