February 15, 2010

Beaten Coffee

What did you guys do this Valentine's day & what did you get? Well, we don't really attach too much importance to this, but I got a new cellphone from my husband. It was much needed because the old one was beyond repair. So now you see, how convenient such days are?
Valentine's Day reminds me of our courtship period. Those days when we would endless hang around coffee shops to exchange those sweet nothings. We still frequent coffee shops, but its mostly with friends now :)
Anyways, in case you guys want to re-create the same ambience in your home, here's a great recipe for some instant coffee
Beaten Coffee
While I always love the classic South Indian Filter Coffee, this works well if you do not have the patience to brew coffee decoction. Or if you simply want a change. This tastes so much better than Instant Coffee. Believe me.
You Will Need:

  • 1 1/2 tsp of any instant coffee powder - I love Nescafe

  • 1 1/2 - 2 tsp Sugar

  • 1cup hot milk
Method:

  • In a coffee mug, add instant coffee powder & sugar. To this add 1 tbsp milk & beat well for about 3 - 4 mins with a spoon until frothy.

  • Pour hot milk into the mug & beat well for a minute until froth appears.

  • Add a pinch of instant coffee powder on top & make swirls with your finger tips.
And, your Beaten Coffee is ready to Serve. Enjoi !!!
This goes to Mahimaa's Cooking Basics Event ...

42 comments:

Asha said...

V day is over exagerated anyway but we get get in the groove because everybody else does it! :)

Good for you. atleast he can use the cell phone rather than getting sweets and put on some wt, right? A practical gift.

rekhas kitchen said...

yes perfect recipe for V.day its my fav too..... hummmm yummmmmmmmmm.

Prathibha said...

Hmmm glad that you got a gift for v.day...I dint get anything this time dear..:(
Even I love Nescafe..but always prefer the decoction one which I rarely prepare...

sowmya.s said...

indeed like the coffee shop's coffee..looks great...

Jyoti said...

this looks gr8! i am not very much a coffee person.. but occassionaly do have it.. nice presentation

Nithya said...

A coffee can do magic.. so this one would do it too :)

Rachel said...

Love the mug..

ARUNA said...

I'm with u, if there's no filter coffee around, this definitely is my next choice....having said that u should check my post, u'll like it!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Luv the cofee mug and the click too, simple and elegant!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

love the click. I do the same too!

Ramya Manja said...

Coffee's are welcome anytime,nothing can beat a cup of steamy hot coffee with loved ones..Perfect for any occasion...

Mangala Bhat said...

Love the coffee Mug!

Suparna said...

hi deesha,
Glad u had a great V day! and wow a cell phone is a wonderful gift any day...but v day makes it even more special :)
Love the beaten coffee, my hubby makes awesome beaten coffee ..so I dont even attempt to make it ;)
love the click!
Have fun
enjoy girlie!!

priya said...

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notyet100 said...

lovely click,.feel like picking up the mug,..

Cham said...

Cell is sweet talkie gift. The beaten coffee is inviting!

Priya said...

Beautiful gift na!! enjoy Deesha with ur new cell..btw beaten coffee looks awesome..

Alessandra said...

Hi, first time here, I am also vegetarian, so I will be back often (can I follow you?)

my recipe blog is
http://alessandra-onlyrecipes.blogspot.com/

mostly Italian, but also some Asian food :-)

I love Indian food, but I am still learning...

ciao

Alessandra

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Vday is always put behind us while we getta do the normal things ;D Good that you gotta cell phone, hope you guys had fun!!! Coffee, should have been aromatic... I am not a coffee person but looking at that cup am so intrigued to try it!!!

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Mahimaa's kitchen said...

nice.. i love nescafe too. why don't you send it to my event?

Smitha said...

Coffee n courtship probably goes together :)
Reminds our courtship spend in umpteen number of Coffee Days all over B'lore :)

BDSN said...

Hey Deesha..

I like all the earthy colors of your picture....
iam not a coffee fan..but the recipe sounds so very tempting..
This valentine's day I made peanut laddus for my hubby which I will be posting soon ..

Anisheetu said...

cute click... nice coffee.. enjoy...

Parita said...

New cellphone is a wonderful gift :)
I love south indian style filter coffee, its a must once a day for me but beaten coffee sounds fantastic, never tried but i am sure will be trying out soon as i i often run out of coffee concotion so this got to be my life savior..lolzz :)

Tina said...

Beautiful click and presentation...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Beautiful click!

Red Chillies said...

For us V day is just another day, nothing important or fancy.Enjoy the new cellphone:-)
I am not much of a coffee drinker, but this cold makes me want to drink some.

Jagruti said...

Coffee looks gr8!!not much of a coffee drinker...pics look great!!

AdukalaVishesham said...

First time here...you have a wonderful space with lots of interesting recipes and beautiful pics...
Beaten Coffee is something we make at home and yes it tastes far better than instant coffee....

Indhu said...

am a coffee crazy person... love that cup of coffee :)

Suma Rajesh said...

i do the same procedure with cold coffee and end up with whipped cream on top..ur click looks so tempting deesha..

Cynthia said...

Folgers has nothing on this!

Cynthia said...

Just in case my comment is misinterpreted - I meant to say that Folgers can never stand up to this :)

Sashi said...

Same with me .. i like nestcafe next to filter coffe .. nice click deesha ..

Valarmathi said...

Wow...wat a beautiful presentation...i always admire your neat presentation of recipes.

Padhu said...

WOw this is my favourite

meeso said...

Coffee is the best! I like your coffee cup.

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Bhawna said...

Looks like perfect reecipe for coffee at home.
Cheers

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Nice coffee mug and pic

Shabana said...

My husband now and then boyfriend(10 years) back would actually make this for the whole house every Sunday visit. You bought back a very fond memory and the realization that we haven't shared this one for a long time.... coming up this weekend for sure! Thanks. :)

navin harish said...

I like beaten coffee but justdon't have the time to do this anymore :(