Saturday, 31 December 2016

Kashmiri Kahwa OR Kashmiri Black Tea..!!!!

Kashmiri kahwa is a specially brewed tea which has the kahwa tea leaves, almonds, saffron, cinnamon and cardamoms brewed to a specific consistency. This tea is a must after every meal in a Kashmiri household. Authentic recipe for my quest .


  • Kahwa tea leaves- 1 tsp
  • Almonds- 5-7
  • Green cardamoms- 3
  • Cinnamon- 1 inch stick
  • Sugar- 3 tsp
  • Saffron- 3 strands

1) Crush the kahwa tea leaves. Coarsely crush the cardamoms and cinnamon.

2) If you powder them you won't be able to strain them later and the taste would   be overwhelming.

3) Crush the almonds coarsely and set aside.

4) Boil three cups of water with the kahwa leaves and crushed cinnamon and cardamoms.


5) If you want add saffron in addtion once you bring the tea to boil and let it simmer for five minutes. The tea would be dark by now.

6) Strain the tea and garnish with almonds when you serve. If you don't mind leaving the spices you can leave them.

7) I left the cardamoms though I took off the cinnamon because it was small pieces that could choke if swallowed.

With Love
Roshini Koul

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Kashmiri Sayings - Kashur kaeth

Namaskar Mahra sarene Baden th Lokten ,

This blog of kashmir as its is mainly to educate and spread the kashmiri culture.

We have come across some great sayings in kashmiri through the pictures.

For younger generations, these sayings and its meaning would be helpful and for others lets cherish.

Stay blessed all. and do give me feedback below in the comment section. If you have any particular questions, please ask. Spread our culture.

 Pictures Courtesy -Lipton Chai Blog

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Kashmiri Follk Dance on Bhoomro Bhoomro...

Bumbro is a delightful little folk song from the valley of Kashmir.

Please Lisen & share you feedback.



With Love
Roshni Koul 


Sunday, 23 October 2016

Brief : History of evolution of Kashmir

Brief : History of evolution of Kashmir

There are many stories on the evolution of the kashmir valley. The main prominent stories are the below two which .
In the first story -  
Mata Sharika (Goddess called by the name of Sharika) did her meditation here on the Rock Shilla named after Goddess Sharika who appeared in the form of Bird (Har kashmiri proverb)in order to Vanish the demons.
This is situated on the banks of famous dal lake were you can have the beautiful view of Dal lake from the temple fort.
Initially the whole of Kashmir was Sar (kashmiri proverb) that it was wholly surrounded by the water.
It was converted to its present form by the Kashyap Rishi who worshipped Goddess sharika in order to get it Converted to beautiful Kashmir Valley the real paradise on earth. Kashmir has inherited its name from the Kashyap Rishi who founded this beautiful valley. It is basically called Kashyap Bhumi. Kashmir is the land of great Saints & Rishi's. This Shilla (Rock) is the Epi center of energy which is always emitting the Positive energy to whole of Kashmir.

In the other story it is believed that

 According to legend, the Hari Parbat hill was once a huge lake inhabited by the demon Jalobhava. The inhabitants called on the goddess Parvati for help. She took the form of a bird and dropped a pebble on the demon’s head, which grew larger and larger until it crushed the demon. Hari Parbat is revered as that pebble, and is said to have become the home for all the gods of the Hindu pantheon.

Another version of the myth says that two demons, Tsand and Mond, occupied the fair valley. Tsand hid in the water near the present location of Hari Parbat and Mond somewhere above the present Dal Gate, and both terrorized the people of the valley. The gods invoked Parvati who assumed the form of a Hor (myna) and flew to Sumer, picked up a pebble in her beak, and threw it on the demon Tsand to crush him. The pebble grew into a mountain. Parvati is worshipped as Sharika in Shri Tsakra (an emblem of cosmic energy pervading the universe) occupying the middle part of the western slope of the hill. The hill is also called Predemna Peet.

On the birthday of Sharika Bhagwati, the devotees make a sacrificial offering of `Taher-charvan’ (Taher - rice boiled with turmeric powder and mixed with oil and salt; charvan - cooked liver of goat) to the goddess. This day is celebrated as Har Navum. 

Just when we believed we know everything about our history, cultures and traditions, 
There is some part of the history which is hidden and we only hear the adulterated stories from our parents . But dont you think there is something that the nature and valley, flowing rivers, tress known all the stories which we cannot even imagine.  

We will keep updating all that we have for Kashmiri Culture, Traditions rituals and spiritualism. Stay tuned to our website.