The thin strands of saffron are mightier than they look! Loaded with rich health benefits, the Kashmiri Kahwa is a timeless classic for a variety of reasons.
Saffron is a holy grail ingredient with tremendous benefits when consumed regularly.It boosts cardiovascular health, possesses some anti-cancer properties, helps alleviate symptoms of PMS, promotes satiety and helps in the treatment of anxiety and depression.
Combined with the goodness of saffron, cardamom and cinnamon- the potent Kashmiri Kahwa is a concoction that scores on taste as well as health.
Together, the ingredients that formulate our Kashmiri Kahwa are beneficial for improving immunity, a good digestive system, healthy hair and skin; and are rich in anti-oxidants. It is also great for stress relief.
Add 1 drop in green/black tea, add sweetener as per taster. Add sliced almonds for better results.
CASHEW PIN WHEELS
Maida - 2 cups
Salt - ½ tsp.
Powdered sugar - 2 tbsp.
Vanaspati or solid ghee - ¼ cup
Ice cold water - to mix
Ingredients for filling:
Powdered sugar - ½ cup
Cardamom Spice Drop™ - 4 drops
Cashew nuts - 2 tbsp.
Ghee or Vanaspati - ½ cup
Sift maida with salt and sugar.Add ghee and mix lightly with fingertips.Add ice-cold water little by little.Knead till smooth and keep covered in the fridge for ½ hour.
Directions for filling:
Mince cashew nuts finely and mix with sugar and Spice Drop™.Divide the dough into 6 parts and roll out each part into a thin round.Smear one round with 1/6 of ghee and sprinkle 1/6 filling over it.Place a second round over it and repeat ghee & filling.Roll up all the 3 rounds together into a cylinder from wrap in a sheet of plastic.Repeat with the other 3 rounds with the remaining fillings & Vanaspati.
Place the roll in the chill tray of the fridge for ½ an hour to 1 hour.Pre-heat oven to 200°C. Cut the rolls into 1.5cm thick slices.Place them on greased baking trays with about 4 cms space in between slices.Press down each slice with the back of lightly greased “katri” to flatten it slightly.Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 180°C.Take out the trays and turn the biscuits.Bake for 15 minutes more.Remove from the tray while still warm. Cool completely and store in airtight container.