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16 July, 2018

Kashmiri Kahwa, Kashmiri Tea Recipe

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Kashmiri Kahwah is a green tea served at religious functions, weddings even festivals. Qehwa, khewa is an aromatic tea with spices, a classic warming drink.

Kashmiri Kahwa, Kashmiri Tea Recipe ,Qehwa, khewa

Kashmiri Kahwa, Kashmiri Tea Recipe

Kahwah traditionally served in Afghanistan, northern Pakistan, some regions of Central Asia and, in northern India, especially in Kashmir Valley. It is a popular post breakfast beverage among Kashmiris.

Kahwah also qehwa, kehwa or kahwa is a green tea boiled in water with saffron strands, dalchini/cinnamon, green elichi/cardamom, laung/cloves. Some recipes also add dried fruits such as cherries, apples, raisins, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts, almonds, cashew nuts, dried apricots or dates. Kashmiri roses enhance the aroma of qehwa.

Ingredients to make Qejwa, khewa

Ingredients to make Qejwa, khewa

Sweeten your Kahwah with sugar or honey and serve with crushed nuts, usually almonds or walnuts. You can add milk to Kahwa but then in Kashmir milk is added to serve the elderly or sick.

Kahwah is traditionally made in a copper kettle called samovar and is served in tiny, shallow cups. However, in modern times kahwah is made in normal pans and vessels.

Ingredients to make Qejwa, khewa

saffron, kesar, kong

Like I have already said you can serve Kahwah as part of a celebration dinner, after Wazwan and elaborate family dinners but then do not forget to add kong (saffron) as kong is added for special visitors. In the North Malabar region, India, Kahwah is usually served after lunch.

Ingredients to make Qejwa, khewa

Kong and Tea Leaves

I had planned to make kahwah for ages now, but the thought of buying the Kashmir tea leaves and adding more tea to my bursting at the seams pantry was a big no-no. With a sigh of relief, I read you can make Kashmiri Kahwah with any tea leaves! Like all Indian dishes, you can add or reduce any of the ingredients used only be ready to imbibe new flavours.

I must tell you that I have really got around making Kahwah when I was researching Kashmiri Recipes for Shhhh Secretly Cooking( thanks to Jayashree , my partner) in fact if my Kashmiri Pulao was not up to the mark I was to post Kahwah! The other Kashmiri cuisine Vegetarian of course you can chek here Nadru Monje/ Lotus Stem Fritters~Indian State Jammu and Kashmir,  Kashmiri Dum Aloo!

saffron, kesar, kong

kesar

The soothing khawah below is ideal for those rainy days; the mild aroma of the spices and the colour of saffron is so very invigorating.

Qehwa, khewa,Kashmiri Kahwa, Kashmiri Tea Recipe

Kashmiri Kahwa

Kashmiri Kahwa, Kashmiri Tea Recipe

  • Serves: 2
  • Preparation Time: 5 mins
  • Cooking Time: 8 mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup water
  • 2 green elichi/cardamom   slightly crushed
  • ½ inch dalchini/cinnamon stick
  • 2 laung/cloves
  • 1 tsp green tea leaves
  • A few strands saffron
  • 1 tsp almond slivers
  • 1-2 tsp honey

Method:

  • Boil 1 cup of water along with cardamom, cloves and cinnamon.
  • Add green tea leaves and switch off the flame. Let it infuse for about 2-3 minutes.
  • In the meantime, add the almond slivers and the saffron in a cup.
  • Strain the tea into the cup.
  • Sweeten with honey and enjoy immediately.

 

Qehwa, khewa,Kashmiri Kahwa, Kashmiri Tea Recipe

Kashmiri Kahwa

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Kashmiri Kahwa, Kashmiri Tea recipe
Qejwa, khewa is an aromatic tea with spices, a classic warming drink.
Instructions
  1. Boil 1 cup of water along with cardamom, cloves and cinnamon.
  2. Add green tea leaves and switch off the flame. Let it infuse for about 2-3 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, add the almond slivers and the saffron in a cup.
  4. Strain the tea into the cup.
  5. Sweeten with honey and enjoy immediately.
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26 thoughts on : Kashmiri Kahwa, Kashmiri Tea Recipe

  • July 16, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    I, once had kahwa at a wedding and really liked it’s taste. This kahwa with all the flavorful ingredients must have tasted the same.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      July 17, 2018 at 7:11 pm

      Do try and let me know if it is the same Ritu. Thanks in advance.

       
  • July 16, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    What an interesting share, Archana! Your photos are very inviting!

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      July 17, 2018 at 6:45 pm

      Thanks, Sandhya.

       
    • ArchanaPotdar
      July 17, 2018 at 6:44 pm

      Thanks, Shobha.

       
  • July 17, 2018 at 9:14 am

    I was looking for this tea recipe for such a long time, it’s very difficult to find such authentic recipes, thanks a ton for the share, bookarked it.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      July 17, 2018 at 6:43 pm

      You are welcome Meghna.

       
    • ArchanaPotdar
      July 17, 2018 at 6:43 pm

      Thanks, Freda.

       
  • July 17, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Lovely write-up di…the Kashmiri Kahwa is a flavorful beverage and yours looks so inviting !

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      July 17, 2018 at 6:42 pm

      Thanks, Poonam.

       
  • July 17, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Wow. Very flavorful.. An amazing tea for this monsoon. Thanks for sharing 🙂

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      July 17, 2018 at 6:40 pm

      Thank you, Malini,.

       
  • July 17, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    How fabulous this Kashmiri kahwah looks, what an attractive colour, am yet to try this beauty.. Well done Archana.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      July 17, 2018 at 6:40 pm

      Thanks, Priya.

       
  • July 20, 2018 at 12:58 am

    Such a unique, aromatic and colourful tea, I’ve only tried once this tea. Bookmarking your recipe.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      July 22, 2018 at 6:47 pm

      Thank you, Jagruti.

       
  • July 20, 2018 at 2:24 am

    What an amazing share..loved you wrote details behind this cuisine..never tried my hands on Kashmiri cuisine before..but it seems I have to ..this looks delicious

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      July 22, 2018 at 6:47 pm

      Do try Lathiya. It is an amazingly delicious.

       
  • sapana
    July 20, 2018 at 3:10 am

    I make it almost every night but without saffron. So warm and comforting drink.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      July 22, 2018 at 6:46 pm

      😀 Will taste great anyway.

       
  • code2cook
    July 20, 2018 at 10:41 am

    very well explained this kahwah. I bookmarked it. Surely it will be aromatic with saffron and spices. Loving it.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      July 22, 2018 at 6:46 pm

      You are welcome Bhavana.

       
  • Nisha Ramesh
    July 22, 2018 at 1:02 am

    Such robust flavours and simply love the colours. 🙂 Am bookmarking this archana. Will try soon.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      July 22, 2018 at 6:44 pm

      Thanks, Nisha.

       

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