September 19, 2014

Qatari Kawha | Arabic Coffee from Qatar

Like most Middle Eastern / Mediterranean influenced cuisine, Qatari cuisine also includes Hummus, Tabbouleh, Baba Ghanoush, Shawarma,  Arabic Coffee, Umm Ali, Zatar pie, Mehalabiya etc. Today's dish is a quick and delicious beverage - Qatari Kahwa - thats usually made with, well coffee, and served with dates. 

 Officially the State of Qatar (Arabicدولة قطر Dawla Qatar), is a sovereign Arab country located in Western Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. A strait in the Persian Gulf separates Qatar from the nearby island kingdom of Bahrain.

Qatar was also an early member of OPEC and a founding member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). It is a member of the Arab League.

So, lets get on how to make this delicious beverage for the World Blogging Marathon under Alphabet Q. 
Country : Qatar
Dish : Qatari Kahwa / Arabic Coffee (Black coffee with dates)
Type : Beverage
Served along with : Dates & Cookies.
Adapted from here

Dates - 4 to 6
Hot water - 2 cups (to serve 2)
Honey / molasses - 1/2 TBSP
Light coffee powder - 2 tsp
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp

In a pot, steep 2 cups of hot water with 2 tsp of coffee powder. Strain, add cardamom powder, honey and dates (lightly mashed). Strain again and serve with dates and cookies

Lets see what else the Marathoners have dished out today


  1. Such lovely colour Kalyani..very refreshing one..

  2. Very interesting addition of mashed dates to coffee. Must make a one of a Kind cup.

  3. Even I made a coffee. Nice refreshing drink.

  4. Very different and totally irresistible Qatari coffee, i want to have rite now.

  5. beautiful color for your coffee, would love to sip

  6. Coffee must be wonderful with dates...very interesting.

  7. My husband would love the flavored coffee!

  8. wow wonderful addition dates and molasses for this coffee :) I wud love to give it a try .. looks very tempting and perfect refreshment !!

  9. Very interesting coffee from Qatar. Addition of dates, molasses and cardamom sounds delicious.

  10. The idea of dates and molasses in a coffee is really interesting.

  11. This is an interesting coffee. Looks great...

  12. what a uniquely flavored coffee

  13. Must try this one. Sounds interesting with the addition of mashed dates...

  14. Wow love it must try it out,

  15. I would love to try it.Nice choice for the country..


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