Cookbook:Madras Filter Coffee

Madras Filter Coffee
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Madras filter coffee requires the use of specific fresh-roasted coffee beans and chicory roots, which are not always available outside India. An alternative is to use a brand of Indian instant coffee that has chicory in it, and is available in some Indian stores and supermarkets. Nestle Bru instant coffee has 30% chicory added and in general has a near enough taste to authentic Madras filter coffee.

Ingredients edit

Procedure edit

  1. Bring the water to a boil, and stir in the coffee. Ensure there are no lumps.
  2. Bring the milk to a boil.
  3. Add the coffee mixture to the milk, and sweeten with sugar to taste.
  4. While the coffee is still boiling hot, pour it into a mug or, preferably, a stainless steel tumbler. While pouring the coffee, slowly raise the saucepan so the coffee falls into the mug from a height of about 1–1½ ft. This will cause the coffee to froth like espresso.
  5. If desired, you can dip a teaspoon in the coffee and lightly spread a few drops of it over the froth in the mug.
  6. Serve piping hot.

Notes, tips, and variations edit

  • Filter coffee in India is actually made in a closed steel container called a coffee filter.