How to Cook Kashmiri Noon (Salty) Chai Tea

How to Cook Kashmiri Noon (Salty) Chai Tea

Serves: 2

Preparation time: 5 mins

Cooking time: 15 mins

Ingredients needed to make Kashmiri Noon (Salty) Chai Tea:

  • 2 tsp pure green tea leaves
  • 2-3 green cardamom pods, seeds removed and crushed
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 tsp ground almonds
  • 1 tsp ground pistachios
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds

Cooking instructions for Kashmiri Noon (Salty) Chai Tea:

  • Pour ½ cup water in a medium saucepan and sprinkle 2 tsp tea into it.
  • Bring it to a boil over moderate heat and stir in a dash of bicarbonate of soda until well combined.
  • Beat the mixture briskly for 10 seconds and pour in the remaining water.
  • Sprinkle the crushed cardamom seeds into it and bring the mixture back to a boil.
  • Continue to boil the tea until it turns a vibrant shade of red and bring it down to a simmer over moderately low heat.
  • Beat in the milk vigorously until well combined and the tea turns frothy slightly while it appears dark pink in colour.
  • Stir in a dash of salt and strain it into a couple of cups.
  • Sprinkle the ground nuts as well as poppy seeds on top of each cup to garnish.
  • Serve hot.

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