Qahwat al-hilo

Qahwat al-hilo

Sweet Arabic coffee

By
From
The Complete Middle Eastern Cookbook
Serves
6
Photographer
Alan Benson

Although called a coffee, there is no coffee in this exotic brew. It is actually a spice infusion!

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
3 whole cardamoms
3 teaspoons saffron threads
sugar, to taste

Method

  1. Pound the saffron using a mortar and pestle. Add the cardamom pods and briefly pound them to bruise them.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a small saucepan or large long-handled coffee pot. Add 375 ml water, and sugar to taste. Stir to dissolve the sugar, then leave over low heat for 30 minutes, or until reduced and thickened.
  3. Serve in Arabic coffee cups, filling them to the top.
Tags:
The Complete Middle Eastern Cookbook
Tess
Mallos
Middle Eastern
Back to top
    No results found
    No more results
      No results found
      No more results
        No results found
        No more results
          No results found
          No more results
            No results found
            No more results
              No results found
              No more results
              Please start typing to begin your search
              We're sorry but we had trouble running your search. Please try again