Friday, 11 November 2011

Kashmiri Tea

Kashmiri tea, also known as Noon Chai or Salt tea, is a traditional tea of Kashmir.

The Authentic recipe is usually a pink salty tea, but nowadays people enjoy it with sugar as well.

The recipe calls for special Kashmiri tea leave and baking soda, to give it that distinctive pink color.

Ingredients :
Kashmiri Tea leaves : 1 1/2 tbsp
Baking soda : a pinch
Water : 6-8 cup
Sugar/Salt : to taste
Milk : 2-3 cup
Cardamom : 3-4

Here's how its done:

In a pot add 2 cups of water, baking soda..

..and kashmiri tea leaves. Cook on medium flame till almost all the water evaporates. Than add 1 cup of cold water, again let it evaporate. Do this 3-4 times. This would take around 30-40 minutes.

Than add 3-4 Cardamom and 5-6 cups of water

Let it boil on medium flame for an hour.
Beating it a little every few minutes.

Strain and put it on flame again.

Add milk (Keep adding milk, till u reach the desired pink color) and sugar/salt.
Cook for further 10-15 minutes

Coarsely crush almonds and pistachios.

Serve !

Submitting this recipe to Food Corner: Midweek Fiesta 


  1. Fantastic! Love Kashmiri tea, I just want a cup of it :)

  2. I'm glad to find out another medical baker in blogosphere, yay! your tea looks very inviting, keep up the wonderful journey of this pretty pretty blog:-)

  3. @AmbreenThank u Ambreen!
    i love kashmiri tea too. Its so fragrant and delicious !!

  4. @jehanne@thecookingdoctorThank u so much jehanne !!
    i know right?! very few doctors are interested in cooking :D

  5. What a patience you have to make a cup of tea after about an hour! But its totally delicious & My favorite too
    yar aj mery sath kuch acha ne hua! Meny apni mama ko apka yummy blog dikha dia or wo meri clas leny lagin k beta apko kia aata hy or in doctor ko dekho kitni active hyn
    and she admire your recipes a lot,
    keep sharing :)

  6. @CREATIVE MINDhehe !
    i get that a lot !
    Mere saree friends ki mothers un ku kehte hain :D
    Thank auntie a lot on my behalf:)
    love and hugs !

  7. This tea z really new to me.......will try

    Thaks 4 d follow.......glad 2 follow u toooooo

  8. This is new to me,but I am sure it is tasty!!Nice to find your blog...
    Food Corner

  9. Do try it Faseela and Amy, its super delicious !
    And thank u for following :)

  10. An interesting recipe..would love to try a cuppa.

  11. Wow really interesting recipe. i make some time kawa its also very good in winter. Right?

  12. I had been looking for this recipe for a long time now. Thanks for uploading. Is this same as kahva/kava?

  13. @DakshaThank u !! yes its good in winters !

  14. @Rhea Rayhey !!
    Kahva is without milk, this tea is served with milk :)