Saturday, March 22, 2008

Filter Coffee

I recently saw a recipe for filter coffee on Viji's blog and it really piqued my curiosity. I mean, I'd been playing around with filter coffee for a while, but never grew up around it, so it's really been trial and error for me. I have to tell you that Viji's method is right on! The only thing I changed was decreasing the amount of coffee powder because we don't take it quite as strong. Just follow her recipe to the tee and you'll have yourself a really awesome cup!

This is my entry to Sig's MBP for mixed drinks. If you've had too much of some of the other drinks one night, you'll definitely need a good cup of coffee in the morning! :) MBP was started by Coffee of the Spice Cafe. Enjoy!

Just for kicks, I've decided to send this in to Jugalbandi's Click Metal for this month.

Update: Sorry all! I've just been reminded that Viji's blog is restricted, so I'm including the recipe I used here as well.


Visit this page at Wikipedia for a pic of the Indian coffee filter.

Assemble the top part of the filter onto the bottom part. Put about 1-2 tbsp coffee powder (for 2 people) and press it down with the plunger shaped sieve press. Remove the sieve press. Boil water and pour about 1/2 cup of water evenly over the coffee powder. Cover the filter and allow decoction to drip down.

Once the decoction has finished dripping, boil milk (we used 1/4 decoction to 3/4 lowfat milk but you could go stronger, if you like), about 1 1/2 cups to make a full 2 cups of coffee. Once the milk has boiled, add the decoction to the milk. Now, pour into cups. Add sugar and froth it by pouring it back and forth between the cup and a bowl.
For a real homey touch, use the traditional tumbler and dabarah as I have in the photo!

33 comments:

Sig said...

:) Thanks for this entry Kalai.. That is a unique mixed drink of course!

Dhivya said...

wow!filter cofee!!!amazing kalai ...great entry

click said...

too late at night for this ...but still want to lap it up. brings back fond memories. tx for participating.

-j

easycrafts said...

I am a coffee lover too and this glass of coffee is tempting me

Raaga said...

I'd never thought of coffee as a mixed drink... nice twist girl!!

Homecooked said...

Hey great entry!!!The pic reminds me of the tiny hotels in Mangalore,where they serve tea or coffee this way :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats so cool to send it for mixed drink event and click event!
Perfect & unique for both!

indosungod said...

Though not a coffee drinker, the smell of filtered coffee is enough to warm you all over.

Annu said...

Thats a very nice entry........no other coffee beats filter coffee.

TBC said...

Nice entry...killing 2 birds with one stone.:-)

Revathi said...

Filter coffee !! No mornings without that for me in India..

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Richa said...

just looking at that cup of filter coffee warms you up :)

Laavanya said...

Viji's post had me craving for filter coffee too and I'm not even a regular cofee drinker :) Looks fabulous Kalai.

Kalai said...

Sig, always glad to contribute in my own way! :)

Dhivya, thank you! :)

Jai, thanks for the sweet words! :)

EC, thanks, dear! :)

Raaga, I always said my mind is twisted...! :)

Homecooked, glad you had nice memories from this! :)

Raks, thank you! :)

Indo, so true, so true! :)

Kalai said...

Annu, thank you dear and welcome to my blog! :)

TBC, my thoughts exactly! :)

Revathi, kedachadhum sollunga! :)

Richa, thank you!

Laavanya, I'm not either, but I had the same thoughts! :)

Uma said...

hey, how did I miss this click! Simply superb, Kalai! Yes, Great minds think alike, ha ha! Wonderful entry for both the events.

Namratha said...

Perfect cuppa, good entry for both events! :)

Cham said...

Wow, The filter coffee, i make it with freshly ground coffee bean and chicori ... I drink only filter coffee or not.... This one really gorgeous...
By the way, u could added the recipe , Viji blog is restricted :((

Kalai said...

Funny coincidence, Uma!! :)

Namratha, thanks, girl! :)

Cham, thanks for reminding me! I've updated the post to reflect the recipe, too. :)

sra said...

I only recently started drinking coffee, and I do appreciate the odd filter one that comes my way. The other coffee I drink comes out of a dispenser!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This looks so refreshing....Love the traditional way of presentation...nice...

Nithu said...

It's been a long time since I had filter coffee kalai. After seeing your picture of coffee, I feel like having a cup of it. Amazing!!!

AnuSriram said...

mmm.... Filter coffee... that too in tumbler... I love it! Tempting click!

Kalai said...

My husband does the same thing, Sra! :)

Sukanya, thank you dear! :)

Nithu, come over anytime! :)

Anu, thanks! :)

Cham said...

Thank u dear :) To make my coffee stronger i just play around the chicori so u get a creamier coffee with less decoction ...

Meera said...

wow, I love filter coffee. I have 2 coffee filters in different sizes and one italian expresso maker - stovetop kind which I used to make fliter coffee too!!! Great entry.

Jyothsna said...

I love filter coffee... brought back some good memories!!

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Filter coffee is an all time favorite.. Perfect cup here!!

Bharathy said...

Filter coffee for MBP.!!!..what a clean and brilliant Idea!!!!
I had been thinking of all the drinks in the world except this delicacy of my state..GOD!!!

Appreciate ur thoughtfulness, Kalai!..
Love the frothy decoction cofee resting so homely in 'davara tumbler'..:D
Good luck for Click too :)

Cynthia said...

Just reading about the coffee makes me crave a large mug :) a delicious entry to click.

SHUBHA said...

pesh pesh.... super coffee nga...:)

Vcuisine said...

Kalai, nice to see the filter coffee again. Nothing can beat it. Though I am late, i did not forget Samithy Paarkalaam. Went through the others posts. Chow chow chutney is unique and semiya upma looks so beautiful. Well presented. Viji

Amrutha said...

You deserve an award for this! You have one awaiting you in my blog.