Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sukku Malli Coffee-Sukku Kaapi-Dry Ginger Coriander Coffee Recipe

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.

Sukku Malli Coffee-Sukku Kaapi

Sukku Malli Coffee

Sukku Malli Coffee

 Prep Time : 5 mins
 Cook Time : 10 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategoryBeverage
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Coriander seeds (malli/dhaniya) - 2 tsp
   Dry ginger(sukku/ soonth) - 1/2 inch piece
   Whole black Pepper - 3 - 4
   Water - 2 cups
   Palm jaggery or jaggery - 1-2 tsp


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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  1. Actually I was waiting for this- thanks

  2. Much needed for me often suffering from cold.

  3. Thank you...Padhu this is a valid & useful information. .

  4. Right on time wen i have cold. Thanks! 😊

  5. Should we remove the skin of dry ginger ???

  6. Can we take this in empty stomach or after food??

    1. Mahalakshmi - You can have it any time of the day. You can have it once or twice in a day. It is not possible to remove the skin of dry ginger. You can use ready made sukku podi also if preferred (just 1/4 tsp)

  7. Thank You.Isn't there any coffee powder added.Than why is the name sukku malli COFFEE?

    1. May be because most of them drink instead of coffee.

    2. Yes, you can have a cup after meals also.Not a problem.

  8. can we give it to kids when they get cold.

    1. You should not give for infants. For kids above 2 years, you can give very less quantity.


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