Traditional Kashmiri Energetic Tea -“Kahwa”


For Kashmiri Kahwa scattered everywhere throughout the globe, it conveys the pinch of a lost country. Be that as it may, for others like me who gone over the genuine taste of it sporadically, this fragrant tea is a seed of comfort.

Kashmiri Kahwa Tea, additionally called “mogil chay”, a vino-hued tea finished with almond parings, has helped Kashmiris beat the winter chill. In spite of the fact that I have had it a few times at my living arrangement in Mumbai, a long way from my country, it did not have that ordinary smell that may be left in the paths of departed Kashmir when made in a not really regular way.

Kahwa is a conventional green tea expended in Afganistan, northern Pakistan, a few locales of Central Asia and in addition Kashmir Valley. In Pakistan, it is made in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan districts. It is a well-known breakfast tea among Kashmiris and is, for the most part, went with exceptional Kashmiri pastry kitchen things. Kashmiri Pandit transients living in the North Indian Plains have additionally added to the tea’s prevalence among non-Kashmiris as of late.


2 teaspoons Green tea
2 cloves
3 cardamoms
1 stick cinnamon
3 almonds, chopped
1-2 pinches saffron
3 tsp sugar/ honey (or as per taste)
3 cups water


Pour 3 cups of water in a vessel and bring to a boil.
Add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and sugar. 
Stir on low heat until sugar dissolves.
Simmer the water for 3 minutes, keeping the vessel covered.
Add the green tea leaves and immediately turn off the heat.
Let the tea sit in the water for a minute. (For a strong flavor you can leave the tea in water for 2-3 minutes)
Divide the almonds and saffron and place into the tea cups.
Pour the tea over the saffron and almond pieces.
Serve hot. (serves 2 – 3 cups)


  • It is caffeine free.
  • It is a fat burner and digestive drink that improves concentration and fights stress.
  • This drink energizes and has a warming effect. It is particularly beneficial to drink Kahwa in the cold winter night.
  • It helps to relieve a headache and maintain the fluid level in the body.
  • Green tea is an excellent anti-oxidant.

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