Chukku Kaapi Recipe - Dry Ginger Coffee

Chukku Kaapi Recipe is a Dry Ginger Coffee which is a natural home remedy for cough and cold and a popular winter drink of Kerala.

Chukku Kaapi Recipe - Dry Ginger Coffee
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Chukku Kaapi is a famous traditional healthy coffee of kerala people made by brewing dry ginger with coffee powder. Its one of the daily recipe made in Kerala very often in many homes during colder weather. Dried ginger, black pepper, jeera, holy basil, etc, are used in this natural home remedy recipe.

Serve this Chukku Kaapi Recipe (Dry Ginger Coffee) during early mornings and in evenings to get rid of common cough and cold, and build a general immunity and helps in improving response and attention as well.

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  3. Golden Detox Tea Recipe

Cuisine: Kerala Recipes
Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

2 M

Cooks in

10 M

Total in

12 M


4 Servings


  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 tablespoon Dry ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 1 tablespoon Instant Coffee Powder
  • 20 Tulsi (holy basil)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 4 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 3 tablespoons Jaggery , (adjust to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt , or to taste

How to make Chukku Kaapi Recipe - Dry Ginger Coffee

  1. To begin making Chukku Kaapi Recipe (Dry Ginger Coffee), in a saucepan, boil enough water.

  2. Add in jaggery once the water is boiling and stir till it dissolves.

  3. Once jaggery is dissolved, add in dry ginger powder, cumin seeds, coffee powder, black pepper and boil for about 4 minutes to make the brew even and effective.

  4. Now add Tulsi (holy basil) leaves and let the mixture boil for 2-3 minutes.

  5. Once done add cardamom powder, a bit of salt and switch off heat.

  6. Strain the Chukku Kaapi into serving cups and serve hot in mornings and evenings to get rid of common cough and cold.

Chukku Kaapi Recipe - Dry Ginger Coffee is part of the Recipe Contest: South Indian Cooking

Published in Indian Drink Recipes