Karkade And Kahk By Ranveer Brar

Karkade And Kahk

Herbal tea and buttery cookies are just the things you need for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Chef Ranveer Brar and his guest share recipes for two Egyptian delights Karkade and Kahk. Karkade is a delicious Hibiscus tea, and Kahks are walnut and honey-infused yummy cookies.
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Cooking Time

20 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

10 Min



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  • For karkade
  • 50 gm dried hisbiscus flowers
  • 1 inch fresh ginger (peeled)
  • 1 lemon
  • fresh mint leaves
  • water
  • For kahk
  • 50 gm clarified butter
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp yeast (mixed with 2tbsp water)
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • For filling
  • 100 gm walnut
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp clarified butter
  • For garnish
  • powdered suga


  1. 1

    In a pan, add water and let it boil.
  2. 2

    Add chopped ginger, dried hibiscus flowers and leave it to boil.
  3. 3

    Add lemon juice, powdered sugar and mix.
  4. 4

    In a jar, add mint leaves and pour the tea.
  5. 5

    Store it in the fridge to chill.
  6. 6

    In another pan, add ghee and let it heat.
  7. 7

    Add sesame seeds, all-purpose flour and mix it. Add the mixture in a bowl.
  8. 8

    Add milk, yeast and water mixture and mix it well.
  9. 9

    Add powdered sugar and prepare a dough.
  10. 10

    Stuff the dough with the walnut filling and add it on a baking tray.
  11. 11

    Prick the cookie using a fork.
  12. 12

    Bake it in the oven at 170'C - 180'C for 15 - 20 minutes.
  13. 13

    Pour the tea in the glass and serve with cookies.

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