You do not need an extravagant espresso machine to get a cup of this rich and creamy magic. All you need is your ingredients, a coffee mug, and a spoon.
Coffee is India’s favourite beverage. A cup over a casual conversation with friends, or while you read your favourite novel, it never fails to relax you. At least for me, it’s rejuvenating. While India’s Southern part is famous for its Filter coffee, I make it the easy way.Indian Espresso Coffee, a rich, creamy and frothy coffee, which can actually be described as an amalgam of espresso and cappuccino. I say so because, I find it having the powerful essence and aroma of an espresso and at the same time it also has the velvet-y and creamy texture of a cappuccino. Long story short, it is luxury in a cup! And mind you, this can get mighty addictive.
You do not need an extravagant espresso machine to get a cup of this rich and creamy magic. All you need is your ingredients and a coffee mug with a spoon. Yes, that’s it. You have to vigorously beat the coffe and granulated sugar mix with a lot of energy to get a whipped coffe-sugar paste. Your rich, creamy and milky Indian Espresso Coffee will be ready in minutes.
So, grab the current novel you’re reading, or your Sudoku or Crossword and relish this heavenly beverage with every sip. Also, you might just be tempted to drink it while watching the rains from your bedroom window. Sounds addictive, doesn’t it?Print
Indian Espresso Coffee
- Author: Arundhuti Rama
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 1
Indian Espresso Coffee made without an espresso machine.
- Instant Coffee Powder – 1 tbsp.
- Granulated Sugar – 2 tbsp. (alter according to your taste)
- Milk – 1 cup (240 ml)
- Water – 1 tsp.
- Cocoa Powder – To sprinkle on top (optional)
- In a coffee mug, put instant coffee powder and sugar. Add 1 tsp. water and mix.
- With a spoon, start beating the mix vigorously. You have to incorpotate as much air as you can. That will give you the whipped frothy coffee-sugar mix. The more you beat, the mix will become pale in colour. Make sure your mix is whipped and creamy enough.
- Heat a cup of milk and pour it over the whipped coffe-sugar paste. Stir. Sprinkle cocoa powder and serve immediately.
To make more than 1 cup, prepare the coffee-sugar paste in a bowl. Divide the paste equally into each coffee mug and pour hot milk. Stir and serve.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
Arundhuti lives in India with her husband and two adorable dogs. She and her husband are often found in the kitchen, cooking together. Photography and traveling are two of her passions, and the attraction to food from various regions is the enhancer for her. Arundhuti mostly cooks Indian food and her blog is a chronicle of all the recipes she has created, tried and tasted so far.
I am a coffee addict so I will surely want to give this a try, sounds wonderful :)
Thanks! I hope you lik it :)
I am having a good time reading your post with a hug mug of filter coffee. I don’t thing there is any better way to enjoy this post. :)
I’m glad you enjoyed the post, Nandita :)
I’m a coffee addict, love it :) This looks lovely. I would add a bit of ground cardamom to it-for me it works great with coffee
Thanks Tamara. Yes, adding a bit of ground cardamom will be a good idea. :)
I love the way you’ve described this – “having the powerful essence and aroma of an espresso and at the same time it also has the velvet-y and creamy texture of a cappuccino” – it sounds so inviting!
Thanks Sylvie :)
I am a self-confessed coffee non-drinker. But I love coffee, mind you, for it’s aroma, color and whatever else makes it good. What else I love more about coffee is to make it for others, especially the pouring part when it gets all frothy. Thankfully, I have a husband who loves coffee and I can make all I want, for him!
I recently bought a espresso machine from India.
The ones they have at the weddings
Do you know how to operate the espresso
Thanks arundhuti…sounds exciting. Will surely give it a try as for me coffee is always tempting.
It’s really amazing rich creamy coffee, I ever imagined I could make such type of coffee
Can dis beaten or whipped paste of coffee and sugar be preserved for long???
Like if i make it in afternoon and use it at night???
Really well-written article. Could not resist trying out the recipe after you described the coffee so amazingly. And it turned out really good! Thanks.
Indian coffee are super cool. I can relax and also a lot of novels without sleeping.
thank you for sharing your recipe. I tried it at home and absolutely loved it.
There are plenty of tutorials how to use espresso machines, just search it.
Do you have an instant coffee that you would recommend? Thanks!
I’m Aarav Gupta from India. It’s true “Coffee is India’s favorite beverage”. I’m also a coffee lover and believe that coffee is an important part of our meal. Indians usually drink 3-4 cups of coffee a day. Thank you for sharing the Indian Espresso Coffee recipe.