Sukku Malli coffee/chukku Kaapi is a herbal decoction (kashayam) loaded with many health benefits. Sukku and malli are the main ingredients in this coffee. Sukku is dry ginger and malli is coriander seeds, hence the name "sukku malli coffee". When you suffer from cold, nasal congestion, slight fever or headache, having 1/2 cup of hot sukku coffee will help in alleviating the sufferings. It also helps in case of indigestion. Today we will learn how to make sukku coffee following this easy recipe.
Dry roast coriander seeds and black pepper on medium heat until you get an aroma of roasted seeds. Switch off the heat and add the dry ginger and saute in the heat of the pan.
Powder everything once it cools. Our sukku malli coffee podi powder is ready. You can make this in bulk and store it in an air tight container, if needed. I like to make it fresh every time I prepare this coffee.
Bring 2 cup of water to boil, add the sukku malli coffee powder and boil on medium heat until it reduces to half the quantity.
Add palm jaggery (karupatti or pana vellem) or jaggery to taste. Once it dissolves, remove from heat, filter it and sip it slightly hot.
Note - If you cannot get dry ginger, you can add 1/2 tsp dry ginger powder (soonth powder). Dry ginger powder is available in all super markets.
When sick, you can have this coffee 2 or 3 times (1/2 cup) a day until symptom subsides. On other days, you can have it once daily.
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