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Indian coffee

Today we have so many different kinds and types of coffee. In India, coffee was more of a drink in the south of India and north was more dominated by good old Indian chai. But this habit has also been affected by globalization. Now-a-days you can find coffee baristas everywhere, especially in the metro cities. Although if I'm right, chai is the drink that an Indian mostly enjoys but coffee is the thing to be.

However, while I was growing up we drank coffee once in a while, cold coffees for the summer and hot, Indian-style hand made "Ghoti hoi Coffee" for winter days and especially at the times of One Day Cricket Matches. We used the coffee bowl to pass down from person to person to beat. What is (घोटना) ghoti hoi coffee, ghotna means to hit.

This coffee is made when the instant coffee powder is mixed with sugar and about 1/4 tsp warm water and is whipped (for 1 cup) until you get a mixture of toffee color and it looks very frothy looking cappuccino style.

So here's what you need for two people:


  • 2 heaped teaspoons of instant coffee powder

  • 2 heaped teaspoons of sugar or to taste

  • 1/4 teaspoon of warm water

In either a glass or small stainless steel bowl, whip this mixture until it changes color. Keep it aside.

  • 11/2 cups of milk

  • 1/4 cup of water. Boil the milk and water.


  1. Beat the coffee and divide into 2 cups.

  2. Boil the milk and water.

  3. Add about 2 tablespoons of the milk mixture to each cup.

  4. Mix well.

  5. Now pour the remaining hot milk into the cups from a bit high so that it forms some foams.

  6. Sprinkle some coffee/cocoa powder on the cups and serve hot.


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