Monday 12 August 2013

Simple Karupatti Coffee | Coffee Flavored With Palm Jaggery

Karupatti coffee; this is not the authentic version but the simplest easiest coffee drink where I have replaced sugar with palm jaggery. Believe me this coffee so refreshing and better in terms of health, than sugar flavored one. Palm Jaggery is one of the best and healthiest substitute for sugar and is a good  mineral source. Sugar has said to be very harmful and reading recent researches regarding those drastic effects that sugar can cause is really troubling. I recently read an article and found that sugar is the major cause for obesity, this is one old found fact but the newest and shocking fact is, sugar tends to feed cancer, isn't that sounding too scary? Also sugar weakens eyesight, causes decreased activity, hypertension, causes cardiovascular diseases and osteoporosis. Overall I guess sugar is disaster disguised in sweetness. So when we have so much of controversies going on its better to skip sugar and replace it with some healthy sweetener. It is not necessary to totally forget the sweet flavor, we definitely need different flavors, so instead of fully forbidding it replacing will be the better idea. I would go for honey or palm jaggery. Palm jaggery preparation does not involve any chemicals processing, hence unrefined, is purely natural, aids in digestion, cleanses system, has antioxidants, promotes muscle, nerve and organ health and is rich in nutrients and vital minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorous  and potassium. With coffee, palm jaggery goes really well, karupatti is even said to relieve migraines, so why wait for do try and let me know how refreshing it was? Do not try with instant coffee powders, the taste will not be that good. 

Not a coffee lover? then try milk flavored with palm jaggery. Click here for recipe.


Makes 2 cups
Total Preparation Time - 
  1. Palm Jaggery - 2 tablespoons (crushed) 
  2. Milk - 250 ml 
  3. Water - 200 ml 
  4. Ground coffee powder - 2 tsp (not instant coffee powder; increase according to your taste) 


Method 1: 
  • Take milk in a saucepan and boil well. Then remove from flame and set aside. 
  • Now take a sauce pan and pour water into it, add coffee powder place on flame and boil well for a minute or two and remove from flame. 
  • Strain well and add into milk. Then add the crushed palm jaggery (karupatti) and stir well. 
  • Once done strain again to remove impurities that might be present in Karupatti/Palm Jaggery. 
  • Serve hot!! 
Method 2:
  • Take milk and water in a sauce pan and add coffee powder. Boil for a minute or two. 
  • Strain and add crushed palm jaggery. 
  • Stir well and strain again to remove impurities.
  • Serve hot!! 

TIP 1: Increase or decrease coffee powder and palm jaggery according to your taste

TIP 2: Instant coffee powder does not work well so use ground coffee powder.

TIP 3: Do not add palm jaggery to milk and boil together it will curdle the milk.

TIP 4: To make coffee flavorful, you can add 2 pinches of dry ginger powder to the coffee. 

Super refreshing coffee is now ready!! Who doesn't love the Medu vada coffee pairing?


  1. healthy your ulundhu vada..looks perfect...

  2. super kaapi with those Vadas love them. love your cups.

  3. God ! The very presentation is soo tempting Divya...the uyunuvadai...vaayaila...and the karepetti coffee. Lovely.

  4. ulundu vada and coffee picture reminds me of my native it.

  5. wow supera irukuda... i need those vadas with the coffee...very nice clicks... love it...

  6. Simple coffee, yet your presentation is superb Divy dear. Wonderful clicks.

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  7. Super karupatti coffee and a very healthy version of coffee. Love it Divya...

  8. longing to have thuhis,had this when i was kid.shld try sometime.

  9. lovely akka we have this during rainy days.super and neat clicks

  10. Perfect Evening Drink......


  11. One healthy drink :) love the vadas in the background, so tempting sis

  12. Divya, your kaapi and uzhunnu vada looks delicious. Pics say how lovely it is.

  13. Nice combo of medu vada and tea...loved ur post :)
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  14. My all time Fav. Coffee..
    Your pictures are so tempting..


  15. Such wonderful pictures and a great post.

  16. karuppatti kapi arumai, pinnadi irukkum Vadai arumailum arumai!! love it!

  17. KArupatti coffee, vada drooling here...I want that cup and vada rite now..

  18. Simple coffee yet presented beautifully with those tempting medhu vadas...nice clicks dear :)

  19. Love the drink. I sub Agave nectar now a days for sugar, but it's not the same. I miss jaggery :(

  20. super tasty and tempting.. what a heavenly combo

  21. Thoooo vanthutten! Kanavuleh paranthu paranthu vanthen ;)

    Coffee and vadai please! Beautiful shots da...


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