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Hey, today’s recipe is a traditional Kashmiri Kahwa drink from the Himalayan valley! It is a highly popular drink among Kashmiri people during severe cold days as it helps them to keep their bodies warm.
Kashmiri kahwa is mild, flavorful and has a unique aroma that lifts up the mood. Kashmiri pink tea is yet another special recipe that is served in winters. So, why not enjoy this special Kashmiri kahwa today, right? Let’s find out the recipe below!
How To Make Kashmiri Kahwa
Kashmiri Kahwa Recipe
- Medium-Sized Saucepan With Lid
- Tea Cups
- 4 Cups Of Water
- 2 tsp Green Tea Leaves Or Adjust As Per Your Liking
- 4 Green Cardamom
- 4 Cloves
- 4 Inches Ceylon Cinnamon
- Few Dried Rose Petals
- 4 – 5 Almonds Finely Chopped Or Crushed
- 4 tbsp Sugar Adjust As Per Your Taste
- Saffron Strands
- Begin by adding spices like green cardamom, cloves, and Ceylon cinnamon to the mortar-pestle and crush them all. Keep them aside.
- Next, slightly crush almonds and walnuts separately or you can chop them into small chunks.
- Take a medium-sized saucepan and add water. Heat it until the water starts to boil.
- Now, on low to medium heat, in the water, put in the crushed spices and dried rose petals. You can adjust the quantity here according to your taste but avoid adding too much spices as it will make the kahwa taste bitter.
- Add sugar (as per your taste) and stir well, so that everything mixes well.
- Take the saucepan off the heat and turn off the gas. Now add green tea leaves according to your preference.
- Using a lid, cover the saucepan and let the green tea leaves steep for at least 2 to 3 minutes in the hot water.
- After the flavors are all infused in the water, use a tea strainer and pour the kahwa tea into tea cups.
- Garnish the kahwa with a few chopped almonds or walnuts, a pinch of saffron strands, and a few dried rose petals.
- Your Kashmiri kahwa is ready to serve!
- You can also use crushed walnuts as an alternative to almonds or if you want, you can use both. Cashew nuts and pistachios also go well with the Kashmiri kahwa.
- The brewing time might differ depending on the quality of the leaves but remember not to exceed the brewing time of more than 3 minutes because this will make the kahwa taste bitter.
- I would recommend using honey as an alternative to sugar in this recipe because Ayurveda says that when honey is mixed with hot liquids, it becomes toxic.
- You can add the saffron strands at the time of brewing as well.
- You can buy green tea from any medical store, local grocery store, or online.
- Lastly, you can adjust the quantity of ingredients according to your taste buds & preferences.
Health Benefits Of Kashmiri Kahwa
Kashmiri kahwa detoxifies and flushes out toxins from your body. It does the work of cleaning your stomach which results in improving metabolism and digestion. Moreover, it makes your immune system strong.
Kashmiri kahwa tea is a soul-soothing drink and it is the most effective remedy to reduce stress. This drink will quickly make you feel relaxed and calm your mind.
Good For Skin & Hair
The ingredients such as green tea, saffron & nuts infused in Kashmiri kahwa make it an amazing potion for maintaining healthy skin and hair. The antioxidants help in bringing a natural glow to the skin and reduce hair fall.
Treats Common Cold
Common cold and flu can be treated well with Kashmiri kahwa as it is rich in antioxidants and the spices have warming properties. Sip Kashmiri kahwa and see your sore throat & flu go away soon.
The ingredients of the kahwa improve the body’s capability to combat external infections and the warming properties & antioxidants help in dealing with sore muscles and ailments.
A hot cup of tea for the cold climate, quite soothing! It is absolutely fit for the winter season, at any time of the day and if you want, you can have Kashmiri kahwa throughout the year. The aromatic blend of various nuts, spices, and green tea is a universal fix for a bad day! Try this recipe and share your thoughts in the comment section below.
Does Kashmiri Kahwa Contain Caffeine?
Yes, Kashmiri kahwa is not caffeine-free because it is prepared using green tea leaves. However, it’s nothing to worry about as the caffeine content is extremely low when compared to black coffee or tea.
When Is The Best Time To Drink Kashmiri Kahwa?
You can drink Kashmiri kahwa after having lunch or dinner. It can also be enjoyed as an evening drink to boost your energy levels.
Is Kashmiri Kahwa Good For Health?
Kashmiri kahwa is super healthy and keeps your body warm during winter. It aids digestion and improves metabolism. Drinking Kashmiri kahwa regularly ensures the smooth functioning of the intestinal tract.
Is Kashmiri Kahwa Served Cold Or Hot?
Kashmiri kahwa is a classic drink that is popular in Kashmir, where there is cold weather and therefore, it is served hot. It rejuvenates and relaxes the body in chilled weather conditions.