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Kashmiri Kahwa

Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian, Kashmiri
Keyword Kashmiri Tea, Kawa, Kehwa, Tea
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author anshie


  • 1 C plus 4 tbs  Water
  • 1/4 tsp kawa tea leaves
  • a pinch of cardamom powder
  • a pinch of cinnamon powder
  • one or two strands of  saffron
  • one almond - slivered or in kashmiri fashion crushed in a little  mortar and pestle.
  • 1/2 tsp sugar Add more sugar as per your taste 


  1. Bring the water to a boil in a small pot.

  2. Once the water simmers, add the cardamom, cinnamon, saffron and sugar.
  3. Stir to mix
  4. Add the tea leaves.This concoction should be really boiling at high.
  5. Let it boil for a moment or two and then strain into the cup.
  6. Add the almonds. Pick up your cup and tune into yourself!

Recipe Notes

The authentic kashmiri way to add the green tea is to rub it between the palms of your hands