Monday, June 27, 2011

Karupatti Kaapi / Flavored Black Coffee with Palm Jaggery

South Indians would have definitely had / heard of this drink... Atleast when you visit your granny's place.

I first got to taste this at my grandma's home when I was a kid. I had gone there for the village festival and all kids and relatives where chit-chatting by the side of our Neem tree when my grandmom came out from the kitchen with a large pot full of this coffee and a plate full of Kaimurukkus for our evening snack (BTW, she makes so very yummy murukkus).

Everyone asked me to sip a mouthful of coffee and take a bite of murukku. I did so and I would say it was one tasty experience... Then my aunt came by and suggested to break the murukku into pieces and drop it into the coffee. Allow it to soak for 5 - 10 mins and then drink... I did so and had a gulp.. Wow it was delicious. From then till now this has been my favorite coffee and I just love the combination WITH MURUKKUS...

My MIL had given me a packet of store bought murukkus and I had no other option but to make this...

~*What U Need*~
Ginger - 1/2 " piece
Cardamom - 1

Karuppatti / Palm Jaggery - as per taste

Instant Coffee powder - 2 tsps

Water - 2 cups

KaiMurukku - 3

How I Made It

Crush the ginger slightly just to release the juices.
Break open the cardamom and crush it once.
Break the palm jaggery into pieces.
Heat the 2 cups water in a bowl. Add the crushed palm jaggery, ginger and cardamom
Boil till it dissolves the jaggery dissolves completely.

When dissolved, pass the mixture through a stainer to remove the impurities from the jaggery. Immediately add the coffee powder and mix well. You can have this hot hot flavored coffee as such!!! Or else read on to know more...

Break the murukku into bite sized pieces. Drop into the coffee. Allow to soak for 5 mins and then drink, munch, eat and drink.

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  1. It is really very healthy Vimitha. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Iam gr8 fan of coffee,love this healthy coffee...

  3. This is interesting ...n looks great

  4. Very intersting, healthy too. Will try this soon.

  5. Never had this coffee but seeing all the ingredients you have put in there, I know I am going to love it :)
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  6. This is indeed interesting!!!! Ahh...the cherished secrets of our grandmas!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  7. Karupatti kaapi... mmm.. feeling nostalgic.. but never heard the combo with murukku though..
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  8. looks delicious haven't had like this

  9. Nice coffee Vimitha. As you said had this at Grany's place. It is very healthy as well.
    Nice addition of Kai muruku.
    South Indian Recipes

  10. Nice one for coffee lovers !!

  11. Karuppatti kappi..though I have heard about it...have never tasted it...and having it with murukku pieces is really something very different...Nice recipe

  12. This is so wonderful! I love coffee and will definitely try it this way soon!

  13. Sounds interesting and tempting.. thanks for sharing dear.. Awesome job !!
    Indian Cuisine

  14. Omg,been ages i had this black coffee, even i love murrukus soaked in black coffee..yumm!

  15. Oh yea, we make something similar in our place too.. and now I'm overcome with nostalgia!

  16. Feeling nostalgic! Back home my Aunt's n Granny's used to do this! :)

  17. awwwww this is my favorite .but we always make black coffee with uthayam
    or coorg .havent tried with murukkus
    shall do that tomorrow .because i dont have murukkus now LOL !!!

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