South Indian Filter Coffee, Filter Coffee Recipe
by Tarla Dalal
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South Indian Filter Coffee, with its stimulating aroma, is like an alarm clock that can wake you up even when you are dog-tired! An everyday beverage in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, Filter Coffee has now become popular throughout the country. Filter Coffee is made using a special utensil that has two parts. The upper part has a perforated base, which allows the decoction to seep through into the lower half, which is basically a container. To make filter coffee, you need to put the coffee powder into the upper strainer-like container, press it using the special inverted-umbrella shaped attachment and top it with hot water. Slowly, decoction collects in the lower container. If you do not have this special coffee filter, you can line a strainer with muslin cloth, place it over a container and follow the same procedure. Here is how to make the perfect filter coffee!
- Put the coffee powder in the strainer of the filter coffee machine.
- Press it with the coffee press slightly and place it on top of the container, pour ¼ cup of hot water in the strainer.
- Close it with a lid, and keep aside for at least 30 minutes to get a thick coffee decoction.
- Pour 1 tablespoon of the coffee decoction in a small glass, add 1 tsp sugar and ¼ cup of hot milk and mix well.
- Repeat step 4 to make 3 more filter coffees.
- Serve immediately.
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