The Ramadan Series: Gahwa

The ceremony of preparing and enjoying Gahwa is the result of a unique heritage, ancestral know-how, and gracious hospitality. The particularity of the Gahwa flavour, and taste is due to the fact that it is not just a simple preparation of coffee; rather, Gahwa is a blend of coffee beans with cardamom and spices such as saffron, ginger, rose water, cinnamon, and others. All ingredients with proven health benefits.

Here’s how to prepare the popular delicacy.


1 Cup Water

1 tbsp Coffee (lightly roasted)

1 tbsp Crushed Cardamom

4-5 threads Saffron

1/2 tsp Rose Water

Method of Cookery

1. Boil water for 3 minutes, add coffee, crushed cardamom and saffron

2. Add rose water to taste

3. Serve while hot.


Shruti Raj

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