Qatari Kahwa (coffee)
After being in Qatar for over 6 years I finally decided to try and make some Qatari Kahwa. Searching online I could only find receipes in arabic - so here is a translation for any one interesting in dabbling.
3 cups of water – or half of thermos
2 teaspoon powdered cardamom
quarter teaspoon saffron threads
quarter teaspoon coffee mate
Boil 3 cups of water – or equivalent to half of the kettle.
Once it boils add 2 kahwa cups of coffee – boil for 5 minutes on medium heat.
Add powdered cardamom and leave for 10 minutes.
Add cup of warm water and leave for 1 minute.
Add coffee mate and leave for 3 minutes.
Leave for a few minutes until coffee settles.
Then siphon into thermos that has saffron threads added to it.
Leave for 5 minutes until coffee mixes with the saffron.
Serve in kahwa cups.
Does anyone have any different versions? I had one lady suggest using half of the little rainbow milk containers instead of the coffee mate.
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