How to make Kesar Pista Chai - SK Khazana -

Rich tea with flavour of saffron and served garnished with pistachios

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Saffron strands, Pistachios (पिस्ते )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Beverages

Kesar Pista Chai - SK Khazana

Kesar Pista Chai - SK Khazana Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Kesar Pista Chai - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Saffron strands a few + to garnish

  • Pistachios blanched & peeled to garnish

  • Milk 250 millilitres

  • Green cardamoms 4-5

  • Tea leaves 2 tablespoons

  • Sugar 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat milk in a deep non-stick pan till it come to a boil. Remove and set aside.

Step 2

Boil 1½ cups water in another deep non-stick pan. Crush green cardamoms and add. Add tea leaves, sugar and saffron, mix and let the mixture boil for a minute.

Step 3

Add some of the boiled milk and boil the tea till it becomes frothy.

Step 4

Strain the tea into 4 serving glasses. Add the froth on top.

Step 5

Garnish with pistachios and saffron strands and serve hot.

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