Kashmiri Kehwa


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




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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