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kashmiri Kahwa recipe

 Kashmiri kahwa tea, is generally prepared from Kashmiri green tea leaves, in which spices like saffron, cinnamon, cardamom are infused and kahwa is usually served in transparent cups with sprinkles of  almonds and walnuts. Kahwa is sweetened by sugar or honey and i skipped the sweetener as i don't use sugar in my tea or coffee ( don't think i am diabetic, instead i am have big fan of desserts and sweets hehehe).
Kashmiri Kahwa is traditionally prepared in a brass kettle known as a samovar, which has a central cavity to place live coals and a space for water and the ingredients to boil.
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Kahwa is good for digestion after a heavy party food  and aids in weight loss .... and because of spices used its a perfect home remedy for flu, cure chest congestion, severe cold and even headaches!. Depending on the spices used kahwa tea has its own flavor, taste and aroma. For special occasions, a few saffron (called `kong' in Kashmir) strands are added to it, and the tea is known as kong kahwa.
Kahwa is quick and easy recipe with few ingredients getting in to it to make it aromatic tea...


Level: easy
total time: 6 mins
Serves:1

1 cup:250 ml
1 tablespoon: 15ml
1 teaspoon:5ml

Ingredients

Water: 2 cups
Sugar/Honey to taste (optional and i skipped)
Green tea: 1 bag ( Use kashmiri green tea if available) 
Cinnamon : 1 inch stick
Cardamom: 2
Saffron Strands : 1 pinch
Dry Rose petals: few
For Garnish you can used sliced almonds, chopped walnuts

Directions

In a saucepan add water and rest of the ingredients except green tea bag. And on medium high heat let the water comes to boil and let it boil for 2 or 3 mins and then add green tea bag and boil it for 1 or 2 minutes more.
 Strain the tea and serve with sliced almonds or chopped walnuts or simply skip the garnish and serve hot.

Tips
If you are using Honey as sweetener then add honey to taste just before serving.
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9 comments:

  1. Can imagine the aroma and taste of this beautiful traditional Kong Kahwa.

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  2. Cup looks so inviting Nisa. Loved the click.

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  3. Oh Nisa, now I'm craving for some of that delicious kahwa. We served that during my daughter's wedding and everyone loved it. Years back when I had gone to Mumbai, I came down with a very bad cold. My sister in law's mother in law made Kashmiri Kahwa for me and told me that it would help my cold. That's the first time I had Kashmiri Kahwa. Yes after several cups over a few days the cold was gone.

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  4. Awesome.. I tasted this tea before, perfect for cold days👌🏻brilliant share, Nisa

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  5. Wow what a click😍😍.Brilliant share Nisa.

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  6. This is such an interesting drink... not a fan of green tea, but something spiked up like this would definitely be loved by me... will try...

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  7. Tea can be interesting you proofed it.. looks so nice

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  8. This really looks interesting and good.. Loved it!

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  9. What a click dear..and a flavourful tea.

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