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Kashmiri Chai

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1
Author Rafeeda


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp green tea leaves
  • A big pinch baking soda
  • A pinch cardamom powder
  • 200 ml milk
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • A drop rose essence or 1 tsp rose water
  • 1 tsp chopped pistachios for garnish


  • Add the water and tea leaves and bring to boil on meduim flame. Keep cooking for around 10 minutes or till the water reduces to half.
  • Add the soda and cardamom powder. You will see the water fluff up and the color change to a dark brownish pink. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Now add the milk, salt and sugar and cook on low flame till the milk boils up.
  • Keep stirring occasionally. Switch off, add in the rose essence/ water.
  • Pour into your favorite mug, top with pistachios.
  • Roll up on your favorite couch with your favorite Kashmiri shawl draped around you and your hands holding the mug firm - enjoy!!!