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    Watery Coffee - Street Side Special


    Have you tasted coffee from street side stalls/Coffee shops? No! not the Cafe Coffee day, am talking about the coffee from street side Chai/Coffee stalls. The coffee there has an unique flavor and aroma. But there are stalls that are not so hygienic, I have seen people washing the used glasses in dirty water and serving tea in the same unclean cups, so I wouldn't recommend it but I can't give up its taste. In this post am going to discuss about this special coffee. A secret ingredient is added to coffee in those street stalls to give coffees a unique taste, I have shared the tip with you in this post. A perfect snack like popcorn chicken (click here for recipe), vada or baji will make your cup of coffee delightful. Lets go to the recipe and find what the secret ingredient is. A coffee lover will surely love this.


    INGREDIENTS
    (Serves 1 cup)
    1. Instant coffee powder - 1/2 spoon (Adjust according to your likeness) 
    2. Milk - 1/2 cup 
    3. Water - 1/2 cup 
    4. Horlicks - 1/4 spoon (Yes this is the secret ingredient)
    5. Sugar - 2 spoons (Or as per taste)

    PREPARATION METHOD
    • In a sauce pan add milk, water and let it boil.
    • Add coffee powder, I added Bru, you can add your brand coffee powder.
    • Stir well and remove from flame.
    • Add horlicks and sugar to taste.
    • Stir well and serve.
    TIP 1: You can add 1 cup of milk instead of this 1:1 coffee:water ratio and make thicker coffee too using the same procedure.

    TIP 2: Adjust coffee powder and other ingredients according to your wish.


    Aromatic and flavorful Watery coffee is now ready!! Have this street side special on a lazy morning or evening with a snack!! Will be really refreshing!!
    Happy weekend friends!!
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    54 comments:

    1. great sadly i m not fond of coffee i love the cutting chai which we get here. better thn what my hubby makes hehe

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      1. Am also fond of tea more than coffee :) Poor hubby he he

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    2. Never tried horlicks in coffee. Gonna try this now dear...

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      1. Do try and tell me the feedback Vimitha :)

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    3. ohh...am shocked to see the combo of horlicks n coffee but i have tasted coffee at street side shops..i never knew abt this secret..now i feel like tasting this one...will try soon:)

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      1. Even I was shocked Priya :) Then my Mom tried it and it has been everyone's favorite :) Try it some time dear :)

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    4. lovely coffee!loved your tip..will surely try this next time:)

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      1. Thank you Anjana ji :) Do try and let me know how it came out :)

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    5. Nothing to beat Indian Railways for a cup of watery coffee.. And horlicks in coffee? i think I will let that pass. But enjoyed the post and will keep an eye next time I go past the chai/coffee 'bandi' in the adjacent lane and see if I can spot the horlicks bottle!

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      1. Hi Radha, This tip was shared by a street walla's wife, who is my Mom's neighbor.. When my Mom inquired about the secret behind the tasty coffee, she said about the addition of horlicks in theirs coffee shops.. That's how we knew this tip.. I hope they won't expose their secret publicly :) Try it sometime :)

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    6. perfect for evening sip...

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    7. Pramila, I have both horlicks & coffee powder. Going to try today evening.

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      1. Hi Mira, Try it and let me know how it came out :), btw am Divya ;), Pramil is my hubby's name dear :)

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    8. yes never tried sugar in coffee. nice pics

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      1. Thanks and do try them you will like it :)

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    9. Interesting.. never heard of this..obviously it is a secret of coffee wallas..
      Should try it..

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      1. Thank you Shobha ji :) Give a try sometime :)

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    10. My dear thangai,
      I must show this recipe to my little sis. She's just made coffee and she definitely though she should keep me awake for a week with that. I am now having anxiety and panic attacks due to it, silly sis.
      Your version is so good :)

      Kisses

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      1. Thanks akka :) Your sis must be a lovely lady.. Try this am sure you will love it :)And hope your anxiety and panic attacks ease off soon..

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    11. Horlicks?? So,that's what it was..thanks for sharing!

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    12. Hey horlicks with coffee, first time heard...................what a combo............looks perfect dear.

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      1. Yeah that's an unusual combo that is the basic secret..Thank you Sanoli :)

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    13. Horlicks in coffee? hmm...interesting! Coffee looks good!

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    14. Nice combo, Horlicks in coffee..Will try this evening... :)

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      1. Thanks dear :) Please share the feedback too!!

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    15. wow, thanks for sharing the secret Divya. Will try it next time.

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      1. Hi dear :) Do try it and don't forget to tell me how it came out :)

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    16. Divya...this is awesome. I will surely try it. This is a great post for me as I love road side food a lot coz of its yummy taste.

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      1. Thanks Lavanya :) I too love road side food.. :)

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    17. Horlicks and coffee, quite unusual..looks interesting.

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    18. coffee with horlicks?????!!!!!! Should try once

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      1. Do try and let me know your feedback Kavitha :)

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    19. Yummy!
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    20. very intersting!!!!horklicks and coffee....malty...yum....goto try this out:)

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      1. Thank you Simran :) Please share the feedback after trying :)

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    21. interesting.... never thought taht the secret ingredient is horlicks!!!

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      1. Me too Renu, but after trying it was worth sharing too :) Do try it :)

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    22. never tried horlicks in coffee.. very interesting!!! will try it
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      1. Try it next time Rekha am sure you will love it :)

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    23. Gr8 recipe Div..
      http://www.poornirecipes.blogspot.com

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    24. oh this is the secret of street side stall coffee... but i hate horlicks... still i dint have it on street side stall...
      VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

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    25. Horlicks with coffee its quite an unusual combination.We can give it try may be it comes out with a delicious new flavor of coffee.

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    26. I'm not surprised that you cracked the street-code for making road-side-coffee. Shop owners are gonna go out of business for sure , now that we all know the trade secret, thanks to you :-)
      I can live on coffee and tea a whole day, so this is like Christmas to me
      :-)
      Will try this!

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