How to make 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 .

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Main Ingredients : Tea leaves (चाय की पत्ती ), Green cardamoms (छोटी इलाइची)

Cuisine : Kashmiri

Course : Beverages

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Noon Chai (Kashmiri Tea)

Noon Chai (Kashmiri Tea) Recipe Card


Kashmiri food carries with it a delicious nip of all things hot and spicy.  It is a rich tapestry of Indian, Iranian, Afghani and Central Asian styles of cooking. 
Kashmiri cuisine has some vantage ingredients: that is dry ginger, fennel, red chillies, curds and mustard oil. Even though it is dominated by non-vegetarian fare, the vegetarian delicacies manage to carve a niche for themselves.  One of the typical ingredients in a lot of Kashmiri delicacies is the Kashmiri ver which is a doughnut-shaped cake of ground spices with a strong and pungent aroma. And yes how can one forget the scent of saffron, which forms an important part of this cuisine. 
Riffling through the books of history one discovers that it was the invasion by Timur in 15th century that left a legacy of Kashmiri cuisine. With time there was an influx of skilled workers as also cooks from Samarkand whose descendants came to be known as Wazas or the master chefs of Kashmir. Wazwan is a unique concept in the world of Kashmiri cooking. Other influences are that of the Muslim and Rajput styles of cooking. A fantastic blend of all these is witnessed in the ultimate formal Muslim banquet called the Wazwan.

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Noon Chai (Kashmiri Tea) Recipe

  • Tea leaves 2 tablespoons

  • Green cardamoms 4-5

  • Salt 1 teaspoon

  • Soda bicarbonate 1 teaspoon

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Star anise 1

  • Milk 2 cups

  • Sugar 1 tablespoon

  • Pistachios 8-10


Step 1

Heat 2 cups water in a deep non-stick pan and bring to a boil.

Step 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.

Step 3

Add milk and mix well and bring it to a boil. Discard tea leaves and spices.

Step 4

Add sugar and mix well and let the sugar melt. Strain the tea in a tea kettle.

Step 5

Add finely chopped pistachios. Pour the tea in individual cups, garnish with chopped pistachios and serve hot.

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