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Kashmiri Kahwa Recipe: A Winter Tea From the Himalayas

Rajan loves cooking dishes from his native Indian cuisine. He enjoys sharing his favourite recipes with his online readers.

Kashmiri Kahwa Tea

Kashmiri Kahwa Tea

Kashmiri kahwa is a spice-infused, traditional tea from the Himalayan valley. With an amazing aroma and flavour, a cup of this tea will provide you with much-needed warmth on a cold winter's day. It is also thought to boost immunity and keep coughs and colds at bay.

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Cook Time

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10 min

10 min

20 min

1 serving


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri tea leaves
  • 1 hari elaichi (green cardamom pod), crushed, or 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/2 inch dalchini (cinnamon stick)
  • 3 to 4 kesar ke dhage (saffron strands)
  • 1 tsp or to taste sugar (optional)
  • 3 to 4 badam (almonds), crushed


  1. Put the water in a pot and let it come to a boil.
  2. Add the crushed cardamom or cardamom powder, cinnamon and saffron strands. Add sugar if you wish. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cover. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat, add the tea leaves and cover it again. Let the tea steep for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the crushed almonds to a glass; then pour in the kahwa. Serve immediately.

Kashmiri Kahwa Recipe

© 2021 Rajan Singh Jolly

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