Flavorful Kashmiri kahwa – Immunity boosting drink !

Kashmiri Green Tea

Imagine you are surrounded by a snowy winter. The first thing that will spring to mind in this magnificent weather is tea !! It’s serene outside and all you need is a hot cup of tea. For a perfect cup of tea during the chilly months, try this traditional Kashmiri Kahwa green tea.

Kahwa is a special tea adored by people of Kashmir. It helps to keep us refreshed and ready to go through a long day. Because this tea is not just a beverage but also has many health benefits. It serves as a treatment for colds, reduces bad cholesterol and helps people manage stress.

What is kahwa basically?

For years kahwa has been part of Kashmiri culture. Kahwa is traditionally cooked in a brass kettle, or samovar. There is a place for coal in the middle of a samovar. Boiling water and other ingredients for tea is placed around the coal. The flavors of tea leaves and spices are infused when water boils.

Kashmiri kahwa is a blend of various herbs. So, it is prepared with saffron during winters to prevent catching a cold. Though typical Kahwa tea is what contains spices like cinnamon, nuts, cardamom, and cloves. Kahwa tea is also available in various flavors. It depends on the blend of ingredients.

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There are several kahwa premix available. But i have prepared this recipe from scratch.

Flavorful Kashmiri Kahwa

Healthy concoction of saffron, green tea and delectable spices .
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Course: Breverages
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Drink Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • Water- 2 cups
  • Cinnamon- 2 inches
  • 2 green cardamoms.
  • 2 cloves.
  • 5-6 rose petals (dried.)
  • Sugar or honey- 2 tablespoon
  • Green tea leaves- 1 tablespoon
  • Chopped Almonds- 4-5
  • Saffron- 10-12 strands
Nutrition Facts
Flavorful Kashmiri Kahwa
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Kashmiri Kahwa Preparation

  • Half fill the saucepan with water. Maintain it at a moderate temperature.
  • On the other hand, crush spices cardamom, cinnamon and clove along with dried rose petals into a powder.
  • Boil the water while maintaining a medium heat.
  • Turn off the stove. After removing the pan, pour in some green tea.
  • You can also use regular green tea bags or tea leaves, depending on your preference.
  • Incorporate the ground spices at this point.
  • Put a lid on the saucepan now. Allow the mixture to absorb its flavour while steeping in water.
  • After three minutes, use a sieve to transfer the tea into cups.
  • Add 3–4 saffron strands to each cup after adding Kawah.
  • Serve hot and garnish with chopped almonds.

Tips for making Kashmiri Kahwa

  • To bring out the traditional element you can use Kashmiri green tea leaves or kahwa tea leaves.
  •  Add green tea after switching off the stove. This way  green tea will not become bitter.
  • You should crush and add the spices to get the best infused flavor.
  • Have some ground spices on stock so you may prepare khawa at any time.
  • The color of Kahwa depends purely on the saffron variety used. So add 3 to 4 strands of saffron to get that perfect light yellow to deep yellow.

Health benefits of Kashmiri Kahwa

Kashmiri kahwa is a beauty concoction that contains saffron, green tea, and almond-like nuts. During the winter, Kashmiri Kahwa is a great beverage to drink since it contains antioxidants that can help eliminate dull and dry skin.

Spices, such as cardamom and cinnamon help strengthen our body’s defenses against illness and promote immunity.

Kahwa is typically served after meals, usually following a feast for visitors on important occasions.  since it is well known that Kahwa improves digestion. For its digestive effects, kahwa can be consumed in the afternoon, right after a meal, or first thing in the morning.

FAQ on Kahwa preparation

1. Can I have kahwa as an early morning drink?

Kahwa is a hot beverage. So you can best enjoy both in the morning and evening.

2. Can I store kahwa in the refrigerator?

I do not advise keeping this tea later and having it . It can lose out its flavors so enjoy fresh!

3. Can I add milk to kahwa?

Yes, it tastes great ! but replace green tea with regular tea powder and follow the same ingredients mentioned above.

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