Karuppati Kaapi/Palm jaggery Coffee

I think Karuppati Kaapi/Palm jaggery Coffee  is the perfect and most simple example of fusion food. Coffee was introduced to us by the English people , but palm jaggery we have been using for years. The combo of palm jaggery and coffee is a delicious medley of flavours. Each enhances the flavour of the other. The amount of coffee powder required is also less compared to filter coffee. Normally I use around 3 tsp of coffee powder to make 3 cups of filter coffee. But for this palm jaggery coffee I need only 1 tsp coffee powder. The palm jaggery syrup adds to the thickness of the decoction and makes the coffee very tasty. Also palm jaggery has lots of health benefits like high calcium content..etc. Actually we started making this at home daily both to avoid white sugar and also to include the goodness of palm jaggery. 

Palm jaggery collected as sap from date palm trees has a lot of health benefits.

* It’s a natural sugar substitute.

*It has natural cleansing properties that aid digestion and help remove toxins from the body relieving constipation.

*Jaggery is used as home remedy to help alleviate dry cold coughs, hiccups, migraines and more. Because of its mineral content, it also helps reduce water retention, bloating and lower blood pressure.

*It can replace sugar in most Indian recipes. Although jaggery has many medicinal properties versus refined white sugar, it does have the same number of calories (source parent is same) thus for those on weight loss programs, keeping consumption to a minimal should be considered.

Benefits source: http://www.penmai.com/forums/healthy-nutritive-foods/15126-palm-jaggery-safer-alternative-sugar.html#ixzz2Si2BIWkz


Karuppati Kaapi / Palm jaggery Coffee


1 tsp coffee powder

1 cup water

2 cups milk

3-4 tsp palm jaggery powder (adjust according to taste)



  1. Add palm jaggery to 1 cup of water in a vessel. Allow it to boil.
  2. After all the palm jaggery has dissolved , add 1 tsp of coffee powder to the vessel. Now the syrup will rise to the top of the vessel and you can switch of the stove.
  3. Sprinkle a few drops of water and allow the decoction to settle. This should take around 5 minutes.
  4. Now strain the decoction to remove the coffee grounds.
  5. To this add 2 cups of hot milk. Be careful if the milk is too hot..boiling hot, the milk might curdle on adding palm jaggery. Enjoy your cuppa of KARUPPATI KAAPI.

June 26, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , . Beverages/Drinks, Healthy Recipe.

One Comment

  1. Radha replied:

    Is your karupatti soft or hard?
    How to purchase quality unadulterated jaggery?

    Why it curdles milk?

    Your penmai link doesn’t work.

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