In a saucepan,add water,cinnamon stick,green cardamom,cloves,star anise,salt,Kashmiri tea leaves, baking soda and mix well,bring it to boil and cook on medium flame until it reduces to ¼ cup of its quantity and keep stirring with ladle in between.
Add chilled water and repeat the process of mixing and cooking until it reduces to ¼ cup of its quantity.
Add chilled water and mix well,bring it to boil and cook on medium flame until it reduces to 2 cups & keep stirring with ladle then strain.
Makes 2 cups of kehwa and enough for 6-8 cups and can be stored in refrigerator for up to 1 week.
In a kettle,add milk and bring it to boil,add prepared kehwa (¾ cup or as required),mix well and cook on low flame for 2-3 minutes and keep stirring with ladle continuously.
Add almonds,pistachios and mix well.
Garnish with pistachios & serve with sugar or salt!