Kahwa is a very popular hot Kashmiri drink which is perfect for these winters. When we visited Kashmir last year we absolutely fell in love with this amazing drink. I promised you back then that I will post Kahwa recipe in winters.
For some reason or other, I was not able to post many recipes in winters. So before winters are over I will keep my promise and post this drink which has become a favorite of ours.
The best thing about this drink is that it has all the benefits of green tea plus the addition of saffron ensures it keeps you warm in winters. Then you can have it without sugar.
Cinnamon we all know is good for our heart. Nuts like almonds and walnuts which are added to it are known for their benefits. I have added some cashews too because I simply love them.
How to make Kahwa
Preparation time: 2 minutes
cooking time: less than 10 minutes
3 cups water
1 cinnamon stick/ dalchini
1 cardamom pod/ choti elaichi
2 pinches of saffron strands
1 tsp Kashmiri green tea (or any other green tea)
2 tbsp slivered or crushed almonds, walnuts and cashews
2 tsp sugar or honey (optional)
Note: I have recently tasted Kahwa in which cloves / laung was also added. Though I did not like it you can add cloves to it if you like.)
Add green tea and switch off the flame after 1 minute. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes. Strain the mixture.
Put 1 tbsp of slivered nuts to each glass.
Pour hot drink over nuts. If you want to add sugar or honey you can add now.
Garnish with 2-3 saffron strands and serve hot.