I've added a number of Diwali recipes to this blog over the past few days. I was thinking about it, and one thing was missing, something to drink with those sweetmeats, so here is a recipe for a classic Arabian-style coffee flavoured with cardamon. The combination is very distinctive and makes an excellent accompaniment to Diwali sweetmeats.
Arabian Coffee Recipe
Ingredients:500ml (about 1 pint) water
3 tbsp dark-roast, ground coffee
3 tbsp (or more) sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Cardamom
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
Method:Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan and heat until foam gathers on top. Whatever you do, do not pass through a filter.
Stir it up before you serve it and pour into small cups.
Use as an accompaniment to sweetmeats either as a snack or at the very end of a meal.
If you would like recipes for accompaniments to this coffee, then below are links to Diwali sweetmeats that you can find on this blog:
Apple Peda Sweetmeat
Almond Katli with Pistachios
Ragi Rava Ladoo
Mawa Gujiya Fritters
For more information on Diwali, see the Celtnet Diwali Recipes and Information page.