|Occasion: Any||Total servings: 8-10|
|Cuisine: Pakistani||Calories: 35 k/cal|
|Effort: Average||Pre-Prep time:|
|Best for: All||Preperation time: 1 hour|
|How to serve: Hot|
recipe by Kishwar.
Kashmiri Chai is prepared by green tea with a required quantity of milk. Kashmiri tea is a favorite tea in Pakistan. It looks more delicious when serves with crushed Almonds and Pistachio.
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 ltr. full cream milk e)Fresh cream ( malai)
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 greencardamom 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.