Nido asked in Food & DrinkEthnic Cuisine · 1 decade ago

how to make kashmiri pink tea?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Kashmiri Pink Tea: this tea is very good for health but finding Kashmiri green tea leaves outside of India is another problem!

    Ingredients:

    6 tsp KASHMIRI green tea leaves (not Chinese)

    2-3 pods green cardamom, crushed

    2 tbsp soaked & peeled almonds

    ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

    condensed milk

    some fresh cream (malai)

    pistachios, finely ground

    18 cups water

    salt to taste

    pink food color

    Directions:

    1. Pour water in a heavy-based large pan. Add tea leaves, salt and crushed green cardamom.

    2. Bring to boil reduce heat and simmer briskly for 15 min or until it reduces to 1/3 its quantity. Then add soda bicarb 1/2 tsp and add ½ glass cold water. Bring to a boil again and add another ½ tsp of soda bicarb and ½ glass water and boil and simmer again add ¼ tsp pink food color.

    3. Remove from heat, strain and keep aside. This base is known as Qahwa and can be stored for a month in fridge.

    Preparing Kashmiri Tea:

    Boil the milk with ground cardamom powder, almonds and pistachios over low heat. Pour a little tea (1-2 tsp Qahwa) making a cup. Bring to boil, add salt and let simmer for 5 minutes over low heat.

    Flavor of the tea depends on the quality of the green tea leaves.

    Tips:

    Kashmiri tea leaves are different from China or Peshawari tea leaves. Toss water and tea leaves up and down briskly while making Qahwa.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Kashmiri Tea Leaves

  • 1 decade ago

    Sorry, but I've never heard of this type of tea. It sounds good!

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