Now here’s one Kashmiri beverage that I definitely took to!
Kahwah is a type of green tea which includes sugar, crushed almonds and saffron.
My first taste of this yummy drink was when I checked into our hotel in Srinagar; this was their welcome drink.
Kahwah is hot, sweet and usually served in small cups. It is very commonly drunk across the region, so much so that you will find it available at small roadside stalls, on the highway/motorway, in hotels, restaurants and even houseboats on Dal Lake.
Having had this Kashmiri specialty several times during my two week stay, dare I say it, even the not-so-good concoctions were delicious! I particularly enjoyed the crushed almonds that give this tea that bit of oomph.
Here’s a recipe in case you are interested. But I am told that it only works with a particular variety of green tea from Kashmir, not the regular one.
Coming up next – the most delicious drink I had in Kashmir!