Chukku kaapi is a traditional herbal decoction brewed in southern Indian states of Kerala and Tamil nadu. It is quiet invigorating for health and makes a good daily beverage. It also acts as an excellent healthy, medicinal cup of brew especially when you are down with fever, cold or throat pain. Also it has a good digestive properties.
Chukku (dry ginger) – 1 and half tea spoon
Black pepper corns – 10 – 15
Corriander seeds – 3 tea spoons
Jeera – 1/2 tea spoon
Karupatti / Black jaggery (palm jaggery) – 50 gm or as per taste
Steps to make chukku kappi
Keep all the ingredients handy.
If you are using whole dry ginger, crush it to powder or you can use readymade dry ginger powder.
Coarsely grind all the ingredients in mixer grinder.
Take 2 cups of water and add the grounded ingredients and jaggery.
Boil it. Chukku kaapi is ready. While boiling check for sweetness and if needed add more jaggery. Switch off the stove and allow the brew to settle for a minute before serving.
Strain the chukku kappi and serve the brew!
If you like you can also add milk optionally but do make sure you don’t add hot milk into it as it might tend to curdle. Personally I prefer with milk!