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.
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.
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