South Indian Filter Coffee

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Feb. 10, 2016

South Indian Filter Coffee, with its stimulating aroma, is like an alarm clock that can wake you up even when you are dog-tired! An everyday beverage in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, Filter Coffee has now become popular throughout the country. Filter Coffee is made using a special utensil that has two parts. The upper part has a perforated base, which allows the decoction to seep through into the lower half, which is basically a container. To make filter coffee, you need to put the coffee powder into the upper strainer-like container, press it using the special inverted-umbrella shaped attachment and top it with hot water. Slowly, decoction collects in the lower container. If you do not have this special coffee filter, you can line a strainer with muslin cloth, place it over a container and follow the same procedure. Here is how to make the perfect filter coffee!


Coffee powder 5 Tablespoon , Roasted, grounded (readymade)
Hot milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Sugar 4 Teaspoon



1. Put the coffee powder in the strainer of the filter coffee machine.

2. Press it with the coffee press slightly and place it on top of the container, pour ¼ cup of hot water in the strainer.

3. Close it with a lid, and keep aside for at least 30 minutes to get a thick coffee decoction.

4. Pour 1 tablespoon of the coffee decoction in a small glass, add 1 tsp sugar and ¼ cup of hot milk and mix well.

5. Repeat step 4 to make 3 more filter coffees. 


6. Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 98Calories from Fat 17

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g3.1%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 29 mg1.21%

Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.3%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 8 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet