Kashmiri Kehwa

Ingredients

In the cooler temperature of the hills of Kashmir, aromatic saffron tea is brewed to ward off colds. The clear golden nectar is poured over flaked almonds. As a variation on the recipe, you can add 2 teaspoons of green tea leaves to the liquid halfway through the brewing time.

 

  • 1 litre/ 01 ¾ pints water
  • 3 good pinches saffron
  • 1 cinnamon stick.
  • 8 cardamom pods, crushed honey to taste
  • 3 tablespoons flaked almonds
  • Honey to taste

 

 

Method

Combine the water ,saffron, cinnamon in a saucepan. Bring the water to the boil, then the reduce the heat, cover the pan and gently simmer for 10 minutes.

To serve, add a teaspoon of flaked almonds to each cup and pour the tea on to. Sweeten with honey to taste.

Serves 4-6

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