Wednesday, July 29, 2009

South Indian Filter Coffee


So this post is dedicated to Sweta of Bonne Nutrition and Viki of Viki's Kitchen she is from the same State in India as my hubby, and cooks great Indian food, check out her blog at http://elitefoods.blogspot.com/
she gave me the Kreative blogger award, very sweet of her I have already posted on this. Anything new to report about me I love and hate my car, I have a VW Toureg love it but costs way to much with servicing and I think I need to say goodbye to my big bad baby! and this time get something smaller and better MPG!

Anyways onto the post:
In South India they have a special traditional way to make coffee, (cappi!) with a filter I got one in the Indian store the other day. 

Here is the coffee maker and the coffee, it is a blend of coffee and chicory which in history has been used as a coffee substitute, it adds a very characteristic taste to the coffee


So you add a tablespoon of the powder to the filter and fill with water up to the level then it will slowly filter through into the bottom chamber to make a shot. I mean slowly I cooked supper veggies and pasta while it was doing this!

In India they will add hot milk and pour it from one container to the other very high up in the air and fast to get the foam and maybe to cool it down as its so hot there!, my hubby used to do this when we were dating I thought it a little strange but after being there I understood he he


Anyways I cheated on mine and steamed the milk with an espresso machine!


If you ever visit South India  you must drink this especially in the hotels (its cleaner for us westerners and you get nice stainless steel or silverware, to make the experience better LOL) its wonderful, make sure you ask for no sugar if you don't like very sweet drinks!

23 comments:

  1. Rebecca, I'm gonna get some masala tea tomorrow night before I come back to work, hehe

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  2. What a great lesson! I've never had or seen South Indian coffee. Very cool. I'm especially interested considering my current coffee dilemma. :)

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  3. I would love to try South Indian coffee - sounds excellent!

    I lost your feed when I was on vacation. I think I need to subscribe again because of your blog name change?

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  4. Kenny: enjoy, its good but I like British tea he he
    Lori: yep would be great for your situation lol
    5 star foodie: I changed my url to http://chowandchatter.blogpsot.com sorry to confuse ya Rebecca

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  5. Wow Reb-now you are officially a SOUTH Indian(you have to know how to make 'filter kaapi' to become one)!!Welcome to the club.
    BTW-you can surprise MIL with your newly acquired talent ;)

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  6. Wow, I like the tall pour! I've never tried a coffee chicory mix, but this sounds delicious.

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  7. i love this coffee.......my day begins with a filter coffee.....its like an elixir to me!

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  8. Congrats on ur award Rebecca..yes v all lov south indian coffee,rich and creamy..posted the perfect picture too,great job...

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  9. First time here Rebecca..came thro viki's blog..Was plesantly suprised by the south indian filter kappi..We still use the authentic Cofee filter in our home though we buy cofee powder from costco

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  10. Wow...that's so cool!! That last photo rocks :D

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  11. Sweta: pleased you liked it yep I am sure Amma and Appa will they come in 2 weeks!
    lisa: you will need to get some from the Indian store
    Aruna: thats cool does it always take this long to filter?
    Vrinda: thanks
    Ramya: oh I mostly drink espresso or filter coffee from costa rica, he he

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  12. That is so neat how they do that!! I bet it's delicious!

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  14. I've never had South Indian coffee but the pouring looks similar to Teh Tarik from Malaysia..... so good.

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  15. Great shots! In France, chicoree replaced coffee during the hard times of WW2. Although its consumption has decreased steadly the producers in Norther France have tried to market it ion different updated ways. You still find in the shops instant chicoree or a mix of instant coffee and chicoree.

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  16. This kind of drinks, we called it 'kopi tarik' or 'teh tarik' in Malay, meaning coffee or tea shake by hand!

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  17. a world in a pan: they did the same in the UK and it is called camp coffee lol
    my little space: thats neat
    berni: thats cool my Malaysian friend on here just said the same thing he he

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  18. Wonderful job with cappi :) That boy making the coffee makes me nostalgic...Thanks for accepting the award . You deserve more dear.

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  19. this does look similar to the vietnamese coffee filter..what a pour!

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  22. Is that the Indian store over by the Mexican restaurant and Walmart (off Hanes Mall Blvd. I think)? Or is there another one in Winston? Look forward to being able to get all these great things when we move up your way.

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