Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Karupatti Kaapi | Palm Jaggery Coffee | Karupatti Coffee

Karupatti Kaapi/ Palm Jaggery Coffee , a black coffee sweetened with palm jaggery instead of sugar. In my school days, when we were in Villupuram, we used to visit my grandma's place at Tirunelveli on summer holidays, in those days, both in my grandma's place and my periamma's place(next house) used to prepare karuppati coffee on mornings and i was big fan of that coffee back then and now also. Particularly in my periamma's place, she was kind of addicted to this coffee, so they prepared in big pot on mornings and whenever needed, just reheat and have it. I still remember the way how effectively &  quickly they used to reheat the coffee, if it was around noon time and the water was boiling for rice on stove, then simply pour the coffee in half of the tumbler and float it on the boiling water, within mins, the coffee would be hot and ready to have !!!. Always i remember this whenever i make karupatti coffee. Good old memories !!!. 

As i had bought some good karupatti on my recent trip to India,now i have been preparing this often for our evenings. You can have this with or without milk. I personally like to have this without milk,but you can make either way and it tastes so delicious with wonderful karupatti flavor.Now let's see the recipe !!!

Karupatti Kaapi/Coffee

Preparation Time : 2 mins | Cooking Time : 10 minsServes : 2 to 3 
Recipe Category: Coffee | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Karupatti/ Palm Jaggery - 1/4 cup(heaped)
Water - 2 cups
Coffee Powder - 1& 1/4 tbsp

Take the karupatti and roughly break into pieces using motor & pestle, measure and keep it ready. Bring 2 cups of water into boil.Add the coffee powder into the boiling water and let it boil for 2 mins.Then add the karupatti and again boil for 2-3 mins or until the karupatti dissolves.Switch off the flame. Let it sit for few mins(to settle down the coffee powder) and strain it.Tada, Your Karuppati Coffee is ready.
  • Depends on the quality of karupatti, you may need more or less of it and also adjust as per your sweet preference.
  • I have used regular narasus coffee powder here, not the instant ones.
  • The mentioned quantity of coffee powder gives strong coffee, if you want mild, then reduce the amount as per your liking.
  • If you would like to add milk, reduce the water quantity to 1 cup and prepare the coffee as mentioned above, in the end, add 1 cup of hot boiled milk,mix well and serve.
  • As karupatti is the only flavoring agent,use good quality of karupatti.

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