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      Hey guys,

      Kashmiri chai is one of my FAVORITE things to drink in the winter and I have tried several times but I just can't figure out a way to make it right! Can someone who knows how to make it really well please post a recipe with precise measurements and time needed for each step along with the ingredients. I would really really appreciate it. I don't mean kehwa, I am talking about the pink tea! Please give me a good recipe for it

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      Ger a Kashmiri to show you.

      and no I don't know how to make it. In fact I rarely drink tea. :-\

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      LOL the funny thing is that my in-laws are kashmiri and my mother in law makes the most amazing kashmiri chai...but she lives in pakistan and i live in the states :-/ also i'm a little intimidated to call her up and ask her to teach me or give me the recipe...so I want to just learn on my own and then impress her :P but I love drinking ittttt!!!!

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      Aras .. here's how i do it ...

      Boil two cups water .. when it starts boiling add in two tablespoons of the green tea or kashmiri tea leaves .. then add quarter tsp soda bicarb ... cover the pot and let it boil over lowest heat setting .. after about 20 minutes .. you will notice the leaves would have left quite a dark color in the water ( maroonish ) now add in a really chilled glass of water and start splashing it from a height ... you do this so that maximum flavour and color can obrained from the leaves ... when it starts boiling , add in another chilled glass of water and carry on splashing it ...

      Finally add in two or three glasses of whole milk ... depends how strong you like the tea ... at this stage add in freshly crushed cardamom seeds of 10-15 cardamoms .. or cardamom powder half tsp ... let it all boil really well ...

      finally if you like it rich , add in thick cream to your taste .. or add in condensed milk to thicken it ... and when you serve , serve it with salt and sugar so that people can make it salty /sweet as per their taste requirements ...

      you can also sprinkle a bit of crushed nuts on top of each cup ...
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      Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Biryani View Post
      Aras .. here's how i do it ...

      Boil two cups water .. when it starts boiling add in two tablespoons of the green tea or kashmiri tea leaves .. then add quarter tsp soda bicarb ... cover the pot and let it boil over lowest heat setting .. after about 20 minutes .. you will notice the leaves would have left quite a dark color in the water ( maroonish ) now add in a really chilled glass of water and start splashing it from a height ... you do this so that maximum flavour and color can obrained from the leaves ... when it starts boiling , add in another chilled glass of water and carry on splashing it ...

      Finally add in two or three glasses of whole milk ... depends how strong you like the tea ... at this stage add in freshly crushed cardamom seeds of 10-15 cardamoms .. or cardamom powder half tsp ... let it all boil really well ...

      finally if you like it rich , add in thick cream to your taste .. or add in condensed milk to thicken it ... and when you serve , serve it with salt and sugar so that people can make it salty /sweet as per their taste requirements ...

      you can also sprinkle a bit of crushed nuts on top of each cup ...
      Thank you so much! I will def try this. I think the problem is having fresh tea leaves and I don't know where to get the best kind here in the states :-/

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      what if I dont want to make this much kashmiri tea..should I do the half od everything or what?

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      Aras , I get mine from asian shops in the UK .. normally they have a little bottle and its green tea leaves dried ... so you may want to look out for those ...


      GTG , how much do you wanna make? two cups wont be worth the hard work ! it takes about an hour to get this tea ready !
      So yeah you can do at least 4 cups ... the ratio will be 2 cups water ( added in chunks , remember adding chilled water when the pot gets boiling helps the leaves drain flavour and color ) and 2 cups milk ... half tsp soda bicarb ... and one tsp green tea leaves ...
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      I had the awesomest kashmiri tea at my chachee's house last weekend.When asked she said it all comes to what 'patti' you use.She said she got some special one from her neighbor and it was actually a no-name kinda patti.

      I have tried making it a few times.It never comes close tow hat I have had in Pakistan...
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      Kinda funny but I used to make the PINK tea but never got its colour right i.e the pretty pink...It was kind of Light Brown

      So,today wen I made it I added one TBSP of beetroot juice n Viola wat a color
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      so I made this for sham ki chai..it turned out okayish!! I will have to add cream or carnation milk because it felt a bit watery! Oherwise it was just perfect!

      I served it with crushed pista n badam!!!

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      LOL beetroot juice? That's interesting i've never heard that before! but yeah I have the same problem...it always turns out light brown. The only time it was pink was when i added baking soda but i've heard people say you shouldn't add it and that if you have to add it, it means your tea leaves aren't of good quality :-/ so I was wondering where to find good leaves and I guess ill have to ask someone to bring them from Pakistan

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      does anyone know if you can find the tea leaves/ tea bags in the US? if so, what stores and what are they called?

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      This brand is the only one i've seen in the US stores but sometimes if its an older bottle the tea won't give a nice pink color without the baking soda...which I feel you need regardless because of the difference in the water here versus pakistan. Apparently filtered water won't allow for the pink color to come out as much as it does when made in Pakistan.

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      ^^I bought something looking like this a while ago from a desi store in the US,packed in a plastic bottle.I made some last night just the way Chicken Biryani had told.I got a very pretty pink color and an amazing flavor...
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      I made this over the weekend and followed CB's recipe exactly...
      Oh my goodness! It came out absolutely AMAZING!!!

      I ended up doubling the recipe and making enough for fam bam and a couple guests that came over.
      Everyone LOVED it!

      Thanks CB!!



      Here's a horrible pic of how pink the chai came out!

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      Kashmiri tea..with dry fruits..yam!
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      First time attempt at making kashmiri chai following CB's recipe - it was a hit! Splashing is key. The color was exactly like MM's pic, and the flavor was very authentic. I didn't add the chopped nuts at the end.
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      I add a tiny pinch of saunf and a piece of star-anise (badiyan khataee) in it too while boiling
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