Arundhuti Rama brews a powerful but yet creamy cup of prime Indian joe.
By Arundhuti Rama
Coffee is India’s favourite beverage. A cup of it 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. To cut 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?
- 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.
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.