Noon Chai (Kashmiri Tea)

This tea is popularly drunk in Kashmir – salt and some garam masala make it special.Kashmiri Noon Chai, is a traditional tea from the land of Kashmir. This tea is pink in colour and has a very distinct taste to it. Kashmiri Noon Chai is the famous Pink Tea from Kashmir. However, this tea is not sweet in its flavor. It is salty to taste and different from other varieties of teas . This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Noon Chai (Kashmiri Tea)
Main Ingredients Tea leaves, Green cardamoms
Cuisine Kashmiri
Course Beverages
Prep Time 0-5 minutes
Cook time 6-10 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Noon Chai (Kashmiri Tea)

  • 2 tablespoons Tea leaves
  • 4-5 Green cardamoms
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Soda bicarbonate
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 1 Star anise
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 8-10 Pistachios


  1. Heat 2 cups water in a deep non-stick pan and bring to a boil.
  2. Open cardamom pods and add seeds to the pan along with tea leaves, salt, soda bicarbonate, cinnamon and star anise and stir. Bring this to a boil.
  3. Add milk and mix well and bring it to a boil. Discard tea leaves and spices.
  4. Add sugar and mix well and let the sugar melt. Strain the tea in a tea kettle.
  5. Add finely chopped pistachios. Pour the tea in individual cups, garnish with chopped pistachios and serve hot.