Kashmiri Kahwa, Kashmiri Tea

Kashmiri Kahwa, Kashmiri Tea

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Kashmiri Kahwa, a classic drink from the Himalayan valley, is a soul-warming drink that resonates with the power of Indian spices.

Here, green tea is infused with a range of spices including cinnamon and cardamom, and served with a touch of saffron and a garnish of chopped almonds.

Indeed, this is one exciting cuppa that you will love to smell, sip and bite too! You will find that the Kashmiri Kahwa will instantly perk you up with its amazing aroma and flavour.

Have the Kashmiri Kahwa drink on a cold winter day to keep you warm.

Aside from Kashmiri Kahwa (Kashmiri Tea) you can also try other unique drinks like the Orange Green Tea and Phudina Green Tea.

Enjoy how to make Kashmiri Kahwa recipe with detailed step by step photos below.

Kashmiri Kahwa, Kashmiri Tea recipe - How to make Kashmiri Kahwa, Kashmiri Tea

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     2Makes 2 servings
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For Kashmiri Kahwa
4 tsp kashmiri green tea leaves
1/4 tsp saffron (kesar) strands
1 small piece cinnamon (dalchini)
2 cardamoms (elaichi) , slightly crushed
2 cloves (laung / lavang)
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup finely chopped almonds (badam)

For The Garnish
a few saffron (kesar) strands

For kashmiri kahwa

    For kashmiri kahwa
  1. To make kashmiri kahwa, combine the saffron strands and 1 tbsp of warm water in a small bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  2. Boil 2 cups of water in a saucepan, add the cinnamon stick , cardamom, cloves and sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for approx. 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Lower the flame, add the kashmiri green tea leaves, mix well and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Strain the tea in a deep bowl using a strainer.
  5. Transfer the mixture into a saucepan, add the saffron-water mixture and almonds, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  6. Serve the kashmiri kahwa immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy169 cal
Protein3.3 g
Carbohydrates17.6 g
Fiber0.3 g
Fat9.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium0 mg
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Method for Kashmiri Kahwa

    Method for Kashmiri Kahwa
  1. To make the Kashmiri kahwa recipe, heat 2 cups of water in a saucepan. Traditionally, the Kashmiri kahwa is made in a samovar, a metal container.
  2. Add the cinnamon stick.
  3. Add the cardamom. Before adding, slightly crush the elaichi to get better flavor.
  4. Add the cloves. If you have, then you can also toss in few dried rose petals in the kahwa.
  5. Also, add the sugar and mix well. You can substitute sugar with honey if you like Let it simmer on a medium flame for approx. 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. While the Kashmiri kahwa is boiling, in a small bowl, take the saffron strands.
  7. Add 1 tbsp of warm water. Mix well and keep aside.
  8. After 4 minutes, lower the flame, add the Kashmiri green tea leaves. Mix well and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  9. Strain the Kashmiri kahwa in a deep bowl using a strainer.
  10. To make the kashur kahwa at home, transfer the mixture back into a saucepan.
  11. Add the saffron-water mixture.
  12. Also, add the almonds, mix well and cook Kashmiri kahwa on a slow flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously. You will notice the colour of the saffron coming through.
  13. Serve the Kashmiri kahwa immediately garnished with saffron strands.


Kashmiri Kahwa, Kashmiri Tea
 on 11 Jan 21 12:29 AM

Dear Tarla Ji, U r true inspiration.. I’ve always loved ur Recipes. But the kahwa recipe won my heart. Crushed almonds are the soul of this recipe and I’ve barely seen people adding it to the prep. Huge Fan, Love you Always!
Tarla Dalal
11 Jan 21 08:31 PM
   Thank you for your kind words. Please keep trying more recipes and sharing your comments with us.
Kashmiri Kahwa, Kashmiri Tea
 on 22 Jul 19 08:40 PM

Where do v get kadhmiri green tea leaves?
Tarla Dalal
24 Jul 19 11:57 AM
   Nina, available at big supermarkets in India.
Kashmiri Kahwa, Kashmiri Tea
 on 21 Jun 19 09:25 PM

Tarla Dalal
24 Jun 19 04:04 PM
   Gautam, glad you liked the Kashmiri tea.
Kashmiri Kahwa, Kashmiri Tea
 on 03 Jan 19 01:25 AM

Kashmiri Kahwa, Kashmiri Tea
 on 26 Jun 18 12:09 PM

I have bought ready made from Kashmir but if I boil so much you get kadava taste Regards Sheela
Tarla Dalal
26 Jun 18 04:58 PM
   Hi Sheela, Simmer it just for 2-3 minutes. Do not boil it.
Kashmiri Kahwa, Kashmiri Tea
 on 24 Mar 18 06:56 PM

It''s amazing... I just test it n am speechless..... Thanks a lot for it. I added a few drops of lemon juice n some ice cubes, N it was too yummy drink... ..
Tarla Dalal
26 Mar 18 08:44 AM
   Thank you for your kind words...do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed it...happy cooking !!
Kashmiri Kahwa, Kashmiri Tea
 on 03 Mar 17 06:40 PM

Kashmiri Kahwa
 on 20 Jan 17 05:14 PM

I have been dying to have an authentic kahwa...... thanks for sharing this because me and my husband have kahwa on sunday''s.... the flavor''s of the saffron are so pleasant and delightful...
Tarla Dalal
26 Jun 18 04:54 PM
   Hi Shawni, We are delighted you loved the Kashmiri Kahwa recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking!
Kashmiri Kahwa
 on 23 Apr 13 10:14 AM

Cloves, cinnamon and ginger make the perfect warm drink to soothe your throat with the lovely flavor of saffron.