Coffee break South Indian style

South Indian coffee – flavorful, bold and strong – is simple yet enjoyed by all.

South Indian coffee is flavorful, bold and strong. I always woke to its amazing aroma brewing in my mom’s kitchen. Coffee granules are soaked in hot water and then put through a three-part coffee filter. In some cases, dried ginger is added for a distinctive taste. This is a simple coffee but one enjoyed by all.

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Filtered South Indian kaapi



2 tablespoons South Indian coffee granules

¾ cup 2 % milk

1 ½ tablespoons brown sugar


1. Using a cappuccino machine, brew the coffee in a stainless steel mug.

2. Heat milk in another mug in the microwave for 35 seconds. Set aside.

3. Add the milk to the stainless steel mug, then the sugar and froth the mixture.

4. Pour the coffee into a mug and enjoy.

Traditional method:

1. Place the coffee granules in a three-piece Indian filter, adding hot water to the top part. 

2. Let it seep for a couple of hours to the bottom of the filter.

3. Pour the coffee into a mug, add frothed milk and sugar and mix well. Enjoy.

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