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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ginger -Basil Coffee (Chukku Kappi) ~ Home remedy for cold,cough & sore throat

All spices and herbs have many medicinal effects on our body.And so they act as natural defences to diseases.Basil and dry ginger along with peppercorns have numerous actions like antibacterial action,anti inflammatory and so on.This blend of flavorful; coffee helps to relieve the inflamamation in sinus,tonsils and helps reduce fever too.They also act to soothe the throat.This is a very handy home remedy which can be prepared by everyone in few minutes.Last week both my kids had cold & cough and I made this for them.Now they are feeling better.Try giving it when hot and blow to sip :-)

basil leaves 4-5 large leaves
dry ginger powder/chukku podi  1/2tsp
pepper corn crushed 1tsp
jaggery as per taste
cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
coffee powder 1/3 tsp(optional)
water 1 1/2 cups
honey 1 tsp (optional)

-Dilute the jaggery in half cup water.Microwave the jaggery for a min to dilute and strain the impurities.
-Add all the ingredients listed under except honey & coffee powder along with jaggery water in a pressure cooker.Pressure cook for 1 whistle on medium flame.
-Release pressure and check if the quantity is reduced to 1 cup or else cook again uncovered for 5-7 mins on medium flame to reduce to one cup.
-Add the instant coffee powder,and honey required.
-Strain the mix and leave the basil leaves in it as you its edible and medicinal.(for kids you can just dicard the leaves too)
-Serve hot for cold,cough and sore throat.

Makes~ 1 cup

* You can add the coffee powder if you wish the flavor otherwise just ignore  and prepare the rest.
* When giving to kids ,you can reduce the amount and make it a bit more sweeter with honey & jaggery.
*This is a mild version,you can increase the amount of peppercorns and dry ginger powder to make it more flavorful.

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divyagcp said... Best Blogger Tips

A suffering from severe sore throat, if possible would grab and drink the cup now.. Alas.. could see only the picture..
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Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

this sounds really soothing and perfect home remedy...lovely preparation!!
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Mythreyi said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a new combination... I have to try this..

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Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Good one julie!! I sometimes add ginger mint to my tea when my throat itches. Its works great

Perspectivemedley said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a sooth relief! This was very useful! Thank you :) Enter to win "Copy-Kids DVD Giveaway"

R.Punitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi julie ,

very nice cofee for sour throat !!!

Looks mild and good:)))

Keep on Julie...

Swathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Chkku kappi kollam, Njan karipetti itu undaukum.

Kavitha said... Best Blogger Tips

I make this very often Julie....but with little changes....very healthy coffee :)

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Very healthy ginger basil coffee. Very neat presentation Julie. Peppercorn gives a nice flavour in it. Thanks for sharing....

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

very good drink for sick people and will boost instant energy ....

Leelagovind said... Best Blogger Tips

julie i like the basil sure this must be tasty as well as will get relief from cold..thanks for sharing..

Anisha said... Best Blogger Tips

Chukku kaapi is really good for cold... A useful post!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

perfect remedy for cold..

anjana said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice and delicious..I too make this with tea leaves.very helpful for cold and sore throat..a must try

Shanthi Krishnakumar said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious and perfect

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Chukku kaappi is superbly done by you Julie..

Faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

very useful post....superb said... Best Blogger Tips

Best home remedy....for cold with easily available ingredients....thanks for sharing....i am gonna try this..

Purabi Naha said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the addition of ginger and basil to this coffee. Wonderful!

Rachana said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for sharing this wonderful home remedy with us :-)

Sanika N said... Best Blogger Tips

Coffee looks Interesting. Has medicinal effects :)

Thank You for sharing this recipe.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Recently i bought from shop...homemade is always good n tasty...this sounds very easy to prepare...will try at home..

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice recipe...bookmarking it for future use

Vimitha Durai said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and perfect tea..

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect for cold.. nowadays I rely on instant chukku kaapi.. saving ur recipe
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Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

nice layers there.. perfect
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Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Wat a healthy and definitely a soothing drink.

Spice up the Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

Bookmarking this, whenever I need to make I will try your recipe next time

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow what a idea sirji! I must say this is a great way to get the medicine down. Thanks.
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Mahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Thats a perfect cup of remedy for cold!

Lavanya said... Best Blogger Tips

Thats a useful post n nice remedy
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Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Great recipe, will try it out ..

Amina Creations said... Best Blogger Tips

very useful recipe.... thanks for sharing...

PrathibhaSreejith said... Best Blogger Tips

Ahhhh, nice post Julie. Makes it often, every-time someone here fall sick. I've the same post drafted from long..

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Very handy! Bookmarked!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Reminds me of my Granny, who just loves sukku kaapi(with no Basil, I'm sure she has no clue what is Basil ;-)!!
She always says after a tired day of work, it is this kaapi which acts as a pick-me-up in those days!!
Lovely writing/pic, Julie!