Kahwa Chai(Kashmiri tea)by Amrita Iyer

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Kahwa Chai(Kashmiri tea)by Amrita Iyer
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  • By Amrita Iyer|
    Last updated on Feb 6th
  • Prep Time5mins
  • Cook Time15mins
  • Serves2People
Kahwa Chai(Kashmiri tea)


  • 2 cups Milk
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1 glass normal water
  • A pinch of salt
  • 7-8 strands Saffron(Kesar)
  • 2 tbsp Kahwa Tea/2 tea bags Kahwa Tea
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda/Soda bicarb
  • 1 star anise
  • 3-4 Green Cardamoms
  • 1 Stick Cinnamon
  • 10-12 Almonds – chopped finely
  • 10-12 Pistachios – chopped finely


  1. Pour the cold water in a saucepan and add the tea/tea bags,salt,baking soda and the spices(cardamoms,cinnamon,star anise and Saffron).
  2. After the water comes to a boil, cover the pan and boil for 30 minutes on medium low till the water reduces to approx 1 cup and becomes saturated.Now add the separate 1 glass of normal water.
  3. Now start frothing the liquid.For that pour the liquid from the saucepan to a jug or any other container.Repeat this process 15-20 times till the liquid turns frothy.
  4. Keep it back on heat and add the milk and sugar.When it starts boiling, cover the pan and boil on medium low again for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Strain into individual cups and garnish with the chopped nuts.Serve hot.
My Tip: Just for keeps: KAHWA TEA WITHOUT MILK INGREDIENTS 3 1/2 cups water 2 1/2 -3 tbsp sugar/artificial sweetener 2 tbsp Kahwa tea/2 tea bags 6-7 strands Saffron(Kesar) 4 Green Cardamoms(choti elaichi) 2 sticks Cinnamon (Dalchini)/2 tsp Cinnamon Powder 2 tbsp chopped Almonds and Pistachios METHOD Pour the water in a saucepan.Add the Cardamoms and Cinnamon powder.When the water comes to a boil,add the Saffron,tea/tea bags and sugar/artificial sweetener.Boil on medium heat till the water reduces to approx 2 cups.Strain the tea into tea cups and serve hot.

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