Few recipes to make coffee

Indian Espresso Coffee

INGREDIENTS

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)

RECIPE

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.

Indian Filter Coffee

INGREDIENTS

3 tbsps coffee beans medium ground ( powder)
1 cup water
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp sugar

RECIPE

In the traditional coffee filter, fix the upper compartment on the lower. Add the coffee powder to the upper compartment and with the umbrella attachment, press down the powder firmly. Cover this with the umbrella attachment.
Bring the water to a boil and pour boiling hot water over the umbrella in the upper compartment, until water level nearly reaches the brim.
Keep this covered for 3-4 hours until thick coffee decoction collects in the bottom compartment.
To prepare coffee, bring milk to a boil. Mix 4-5 tbsp coffee decoction with 3/4 cup milk, adjusting as per the strength of coffee desired. Mix in sugar if required. To get a frothy top, use a steel davara-tumbler, and transfer the coffee 3-4 times between the two, until the coffee gets frothy.
Serve in the tumbler set inside a davara to serve it the traditional way!

Indian Style Cappuccino

INGREDIENTS

3 tbsp Instant Coffee Powder
3 tbsp Sugar
2 tbsp Water
Milk As Required

RECIPE

Add instant coffee powder and sugar in a cup.
Add 2 tbsp water and beat the coffee and sugar vigorously until it is light and fluffy.
It takes about 5-8 minutes of vigorous beating for the coffee to reach this stage.
Add a few more drops of water required while beating the coffee.
You can make a bigger batch and use a hand blender to beat the coffee and sugar mixture.
Store the beaten coffee in the refrigerator for upto a week and use as needed.
To make the cappuccino, heat milk in a pan.
Add a tbsp of beaten coffee mixture in a cup.
Pour the boiling hot milk over it from a little distance and then mix with a spoon.
Add more sugar if required.
Sprinkle some coffee powder on top.

Indian Spiced Coffee

INGREDIENTS

1 1⁄4 cups water
4 cardamom pods, slit
1 cinnamon stick, broken in half
1 pinch nutmeg
1 clove
2 cups mysore strong freshly brewed coffee
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons sugar (or use honey or Splenda in any amount you like )

RECIPE

In a medium-size pot, bring water to a boil.
Stir in the spices, cover, and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes.
Stir in the pre-brewed coffee.
Meanwhile, in a saucepan, heat milk until almost boiling.
Strain the coffee through a fine mesh strainer covered with cheesecloth into the milk.
Add sweetener, stir, and serve in mugs.