Kahwa Chai(Kashmiri tea) | How to make Kahwa Chai(Kashmiri tea)

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ByAmrita Iyer
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About Kahwa Chai(Kashmiri tea)

A cup of Kahwa in winters or in the rainy season is something to die for.The tea is available in most tea stores,especially the ones which exclusively sell multiple varieties of tea.It can be got as both loose tea as well as tea bags.Both versions are as good.You can also buy Kahwa online on various shopping sites which have a specialized food section.Its made in two ways:- 1.Without Milk 2.With Milk The ingredients for both versions are the same except where in the milk version we add one or two extra ingredients to give the tea depth,flavor,taste and color.Here I am showcasing both the methods.People who are lactose intolerant or do not like milk in their tea can use the no milk version and for the people who like milk in their tea can go for the milk version.Both the versions taste delicious and will actually refresh and revitalize you. Sugar or artificial sweeteners can be used in the tea but remember to add a little more than usual as this tea has a royal taste and garnished with nuts!

Kahwa Chai(Kashmiri tea) is an aromatic, flavorful and delicious dish which is very much popular in Jammu and Kashmir. The name itself get juices flowing in your mouth and this dish has a heavenly experience in every bite. When Kahwa Chai(Kashmiri tea) is cooked perfectly it can turn into a dish beyond excellence. It is a recipe of delight which no one can resist. You can try this amazing Kahwa Chai(Kashmiri tea) at the restaurants and you can also prepare it at your home. People of different region prepare this dish differently according to their own taste. This quick and easy recipe requires only 5 minute for the preparation and 15 minute to cook it perfectly. On the Better Butter website, you can find the recipe of Kahwa Chai(Kashmiri tea) by Amrita Iyer in step by step with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook the perfect Kahwa Chai(Kashmiri tea) at your home without any difficulties. Kahwa Chai(Kashmiri tea) is one of the representative dishes of Jammu and Kashmir which you can serve in any special occasions.

  • Prep Time5mins
  • Cook Time15mins
  • Serves2People
Kahwa Chai(Kashmiri tea)

Ingredients to make 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

How to make Kahwa Chai(Kashmiri tea)

  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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