Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Qahwa Arabeya-Arabic Coffee

Qahwa Arabeya, the Arabic coffee is a symbol of hospitality, this coffee is never prepared with milk or sugar and its usually served with dates, fruits or any other sweets, the ritual of serving coffee in Arabic countries is sign of welcoming their guests..This coffee is served as black coffee prepared  with coarsely grounded cardamom, saffron and rose water with coffee powder..It has a special coffee pot called dallah and the coffee cups are small but with no handle. The portions are very small, covering the bottom of the cup. It is served in houses and in good restaurants,also offered at most social events like weddings and funerals...I loved this perfumed black coffee and enjoyed with dates.Sending to Flavors of Cuisines - Middle Eastern guest hosted by Asiya Akka, event by Julie..

Arabic Coffee

3tbsps Coffee powder
2cups Water
1tsp Cardamom powder
1/2tsp Rose water
1/4tsp Saffron strands

Boil the water in a pan, add the coffee and let it boil in simmer for few minutes,put the cardamom powder, saffron strands and rose water in a pot, strain the coffee to the pot and keep aside for few minutes..

Serve warm with dates..

45 comments:

  1. That's an interesting version of coffee Priya. Very nice.

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  2. These all information which you can share is really very great. In these recipe there are so many things which is great. This coffee is served as black coffee prepared with coarsely grounded cardamom, saffron and rose water with coffee powder.
    abendkleid

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  3. Wow,this is new to me.I think I can expect an arabian feast here Well done Priya

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  4. Wow I am learning lot of Arabic recipes from you .I will try this as I am a coffee lover

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  5. ஹாய் ..!!

    http://blogintamil.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-post_22.html

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  6. Cute pic...will try soon and let you know dear..

    Tasty Appetite

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  7. new n looks great..n i think healthy also..

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  8. What an exotic coffee! Very flavourful and tasty! It must be refreshing!

    Nandini's Food Page

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  9. I am gonna have this right away :-) Sounds really great!

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  10. I guess we also have a tea based drink in Kashmir called Kahwa. great to know about this Arabic drink. love rose water and thats a great concoction of flavours.

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  11. yes priya u nailed it..perfect explaination too..had been stayed in dubai for some time and had bought the small coffee cups without handles..very cute and little ones but they r in india and now when u psoted this it really reminded me those cups and this cofee which i had 3 yrs back in uae..looks perfect !

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  12. We get this lot here, but havent tasted it. It has a nice aroma!!! Looks nice priya!!!!

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  13. Different one..... !!

    Lavanya

    www.lavsblog.com

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  14. wow what a fantastic idea to make coffee... simply love it...

    http://akilaskitchen.blogspot.com

    Regards,
    Akila.

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  15. I have never seen this. I'll have to seek it out in my travels. Your photo is wonderful. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  16. never heard about this coffee, looks great

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  17. Coffee looks so stimulating and nice. the aroma must have been great as well.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  18. délicieux ce café!!!
    une merveilleuse idée
    bonne soirée

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  19. Nice coffee I love the saffron , cardamon and rose water in them. Flavorful aromatic one Priya.

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  20. Very new information. Looks refreshing !!

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  21. served with sugar cubes...looove it!!

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  22. SOunds good and refreshing. Gotto try this.

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  23. Love this arabic coffeee..Nice recipe, Priya..

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  24. We must be craving for coffee.....posting coffee at the same time :D Thanks very much for sharing how to make coffee a different way. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

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  25. I'm not a coffee drinker, but love the idea of rose water and saffron being included.

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  26. I am not much of a coffee person. I deviate towards tea. But this coffee looks divine with all the additions -- saffron, rose water and cardamom that makes me want it.

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  27. saffron and rose water in coffee sounds interesting.. a must try!

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  28. Whats happening priya, I see a whole bunch of Arabic cuisine posts on your blog. Have not heard of this coffee. Interesting.

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  29. Enna arabic recipeaa poondhu velayadureenga?

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  30. this is so different..got to try.

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  31. Qahwa looks perfect!! thanks for sending to the event!! dont bother about the logo yo can put them once the problem is solved

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  32. though am not a coffee person something to try!

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  33. Intersting Priya.Thanks for linking.

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