Friday, July 10, 2015

Sukku Coffee powder | Sukku Coffee | Sukku Malli Coffee | How to make Sukku Coffee Powder at home

Sukku Coffee/Sukku Malli Kaapi, an Indian herbal concoction drink  made with key ingredients like dry ginger, coriander seeds, pepper corns and a few more spices. It's one of the best home remedies for common cold, body ache & sore throat.

In Tamil, Sukku means "Dry Ginger"  and Coriander Seeds is known as "Kothamalli" and in short it's called "Malli". So this concoction is known as either Sukku Coffee or Sukku Malli Coffee. 

Honestly I don't know why it's called coffee but my wild guess is since in those days, coffee was made by boiling hot water and then adding coffee powder & sweetener. Simmer it for a few mins and strain ! Preparation of sukku coffee is almost similar. Instead of coffee powder here we use spice powder, so to differentiate this from actual coffee, it might be called "Sukku Coffee".

Sukku Kaapi

Amma used to make this coffee once or twice in a month during our school days because not only it's good to treat common cold symptoms, it also helps to treat an upset stomach and increase the appetite and prevent the nausea & dizziness caused by Pitham/excess formation of stomach bile. 

In those days, Amma always made the sukku coffee powder freshly in Ammi(hand mortar & pestle) whenever needed. But nowadays, we use to make this powder in a mixie/blender and store it, so it comes handy whenever you need to make sukku kaapi. 

Now let's see how to make this sukku coffee powder & coffee !
Sukku Coffee

Sukku Coffee & Powder

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 10 minsMakes : 100 gms(approx) 
Recipe Category: Powder | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Sukku Coffee, Sukku Kaapi, Sukku Coffee Powder,Sukku Kaapi Podi,Sukku Malli Coffee Sukku Coffee/Sukku Malli Kaapi, an Indian herbal concoction drink with key ingredients like dry ginger, coriander seeds, pepper corns and a few more spices.
Dry Ginger - 50 g
Coriander Seed - 1/4 cup
Pepper corns - 1 1/2 tbsp
Cardamom  seed - 2 nos
Cloves - 5 nos
Cumin seed - 1 tsp
Sukku Coffee

How to make Sukku Malli Powder for Coffee
Take all your ingredients and then crush the dry ginger roughly in hand motor & pestle. It helps to grind the dry ginger easily in the blender/mixie.
First add tthe dry ginger in the blender/mixie jar and grind into fine powder.
Then add the rest of the ingredients in the blender jar and grind into fine powder.
That's it. Home made sukku malli coffee powder is ready. If you wish you can sieve but i used to store as it is in the air tight container .
Sukku Coffee Powder

How to make Sukku Malli Coffee

Bring 1& 1/2 cup of water into boil & add the 1 tsp of sukku malli powder and allow to reduce the water into 1 cup
Then crush the palm jaggery (depends on how much sweet you want)  and put it in the water , once the palm jaggery melt , switch off the flame and strain the coffee.
Flavorful Sukku Coffee is ready.
Sukku Kaapi

Related: How to make Panakam

  • This powder stays good even after months.
  • You can use palm crystal(panam kalkandu) instead of palm jaggery.
  • The amount of pepper  corns i gave here makes little spicy coffee, you can reduce as per your wish. 
  • If you want, you can add boiled milk to this coffee.
Sukku Kaapi Podi


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  2. Should'nt the palm jaggery also be added in the mixture ?. That's how we make it.

    1. No, we don't usually add the palm jaggery in it. Without any sweetener, the self life of it will be longer.