Saturday, 29 December 2012

Kashmiri Pink Tea (1)

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Kashmiri pink chai also know as gulabi chai is liked by a lot of Pakistani people during the winters. The recipe I am sharing with you is a quick and improvised way of making kashmiri tea and will make about 2-3 cups of tea...

kashmiri Pink Tea


2 cups of water
2 cups of milk
1 ½ -2 tsp kashmiri tea leaves/green tea leaves
2-3 green cardamom pods (roughly crushed)
1/4-1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
¼ tsp salt
Sugar (as per taste)
1-2 tsp of ground pistachios and almonds to garnish (I only used pistachios)

Add the tea and crushed cardamoms with about 1 & ½ cups of the water in a saucepan and bring to boil, once the water starts to boil add the bicarbonate of soda let it simmer for about 5-10 minutes and then add the rest of the water and boil until the pink color comes out. Now bring the heat down to medium low and add the milk, salt, sugar and let it boil for 5 minutes. Whisk the tea to achieve a slight froth, you will have lovely pink color to your tea by now, if you prefer to have a lighter color you can always add in more milk, choice is yours. Pour in to cups and sprinkle with crushed pistachios and almonds and enjoy your tea on cold wintry evening. 

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