Kashmiri Kahwa

2 years ago

Kahwah (Qehwa) is a traditional Kashmiri hot beverage, Kahwah is aromatic, delicately spiced, Kashmiri light green tea. it's a unique kind of tea, traditionally in which more than 10 different herbs and spices were used. it is usually prepared in a brass kettle known as a samovar, which has a central cavity to place burnt coals to keep it hot and space for water and the ingredients to boil. Kahwah is widely consumed not only in India but also in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, and some regions of Central Asia.

Nutritional Advantages of Kashmiri Kahwa

  • Improves Digestion and metabolism.
  • Strengthen the immune system.
  • Helpful in fat burning.
  • Energy booster.
  • Improves mood, relieves stress, and improves concentration.
  • Helps get rid of cold and cough.
  • Improves glowing healthy skin.
  • Vegan and Gluten Free

Region: Kashmiri

Nature: Beverages

Cuisine: Indian

Prep Time: 10 Min

Cook Time: 10 Min

Total Time: 20 Min

Serves: 02

Main Ingredients:



Kashmiri kahwah Tea

2 tsp


3 cups

Cinnamon (Dalchini)

1 stick

Green cardamoms (Choti elaichi)

2-3 pods

Cloves (Lavang)

2-3 pods

Black peppercorn

5-6 no

Dried rose petals

5-6 no


As per taste

Almonds silvered

1 tsp

Walnuts (Optional)

1 tsp

Dry ginger

1 inch

Mulethi (Licorice)

1 inch


10-15 strands


1 tsp


2-3 leaves

Sapistan (Cordia latifolia)

2-3 leaves

Main Methods:

  1. Take the cinnamon, cloves, black peppercorn, dry ginger, and green cardamoms in a mortar-pestle. Crush them lightly.

  2. Make a coarse powder of walnut if you are using it, it could also be chopped or crushed in the mortar-pestle.

  3. Take the water in a pan and place it on the stove on a medium flame.

  4. Add the cinnamon, black peppercorn, cloves, dried rose petals, saffron strands, dry ginger, sapistan, Mulethi, Banafsha, and kahwa tea leaves into the water.

  5. Let the water come to boil on a medium flame for 10 min.s

  6. Switch off the flame. Place the pan on the kitchen counter.

  7. Put almond sliver and walnut into each teacup.

  8. Pour Kahwah in small cups using a tea strainer

  9. Add 1 teaspoon of honey to each cup and stir well.

  10. Kahwah is ready to serve.


  1. You could skip Banaksha and sapistan if you don’t have these. These spices are available in health stores, supermarket or online.

  2. Kahwah tea leaves could be added less or more as you prefer.

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