Why should you drink Dry Ginger Coffee or Chukku/Sukku Kappi in monsoon?

A popular south Indian special coffee, Chukku/Sukku kappi or Dry Ginger Coffee is always a favorite on rainy days. We would say it is the best and healthiest coffee to have during monsoon. Besides its amazing flavor, Dry Ginger Coffee has lots of health benefits. Drinking Chukku/Sukku Kappi can help you ward off flu, cough, and cold. Soothing an upset stomach is another benefit of ginger coffee. Boosting immunity is what dry ginger coffee is famous for.  Apart from this Chukku/Sukku kappi is good for sore throats that are caused by viruses.    

Dry ginger coffee or Chukku/sukku kappi has a prominent role in Ayurveda. The ingredients in Chukku/Sukku kappi make it an ideal drink for good health. Famous as a winter drink, this cup of good health includes different herbs and spices like black pepper, basil leaves, dried ginger, and jaggery.

There’s nothing more invigorating than a steaming cup of chukka kappi with its delectable blend of carefully picked ingredients. The raw aroma, combined with the burst of flavors and spices is sure to give you the health boost you need.  Let’s see how to brew a perfect cup of dry ginger coffee.



2 cups Water

Crushed Dry ginger – small piece

½  teaspoon Black pepper powder

½ tablespoon  Coffee Powder

10 Basil leafs

½  teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)

2 Cardamom

1 ½  tablespoons Jaggery             

Preparation Method

  • Boil 2 cups of water in a saucepan
  • Add jaggery to this until it dissolves in water
  • Add coffee powder, crushed dry ginger, cardamom, pepper and cumin seeds
  • Let it boil for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add basil/Tulsi leaves to this and boil it for another 2 minutes
  • Once done, strain this to coffee cups and enjoy