Sukku Coffee | Chukku Coffee: Recipe + Health Benefits

sukku coffee

Sukku Coffee also called chukku coffee and sukku kappi is very famous in Tamil Nadu and Kerala and has wonderful health benefits. I love the taste of sukku coffee very much and usually drink it in cold winter evenings. We usually sweeten it with palm jaggery but you can substitute it with regular jaggery too. Though the recipe says coffee, there is not a pinch of caffeine in this. Regular intake of this coffee helps people who are anemic as palm jaggery is rich in iron and it also helps with indigestion too.

What Is Sukku Coffee?

Sukku coffee is herbal coffee made with dry ginger, we call dry ginger sukku in Tamil. We make it in two ways, either with fresh ginger and milk or with dry ginger and coriander seeds. In this recipe, I have used the later, usually for indigestion we use only this recipe.

This coffee is also very easy to prepare. To make it, coriander seeds and dry ginger are pounded together and boiled along with water and palm candy till it reduces in quantity. It is as simple as that. Please don’t use milk in this recipe, it will curdle.

Ginger and coriander seeds in this coffee aids in digestion and palm jaggery helps in treating anemia. Make it a habit of serving ginger coffee along with heavy snacks. It will prevent indigestion and will prevent the bloated feeling in the stomach. Also whenever you have an upset stomach, take a cup of this coffee and you will be better in no time!

chukku coffeeSukku Coffee Health Benefits:

1. For Indigestion:

It is an excellent home remedy for indigestion. Every time we make a heavy evening snack like hot bajjis or pakoras at home, we serve it along with this sukku coffee. This sukku coffee is spicy and at the same time sweet, even children will enjoy the taste of this sukku coffee, if you give them.

2. For Anemia:

If you give young children traditional drinks like this, they will not suffer from anemia as it is made with palm jaggery which is rich in iron and they will also develop a taste for traditional drinks instead of drinking harmful cola drinks.

3. For Cold & Cough:

This coffee is very comforting to drink when we have cold and it also helps if we suffer from chest congestion. We call dry ginger “Sukku” and coriander seeds are called “Malli”in Tamil, that is why it is also called as sukku malli coffee.

4. For Nausea:

This coffee is one of the best remedies for treating nausea. If you are suffering from nausea, try drinking a cup of this, you will feel better in no time at all. Even pregnant women can consume this coffee in moderation to treat nausea.

5. For Menstrual Pain:

Since ginger has analgesic and anti inflammatory properties, this coffee helps with menstrual pain too. A warn cup of this during periods will help ease the pain greatly.
sukku coffee benefits

How To Make Sukku Coffee At Home?

1. Take the dry ginger and coriander seeds in a mortar and pestle.

sukku coffee recipe

2. Pound them coarsely.

chukku kappi recipe

3. Break the palm jaggery into small pieces.

chukku kappi ingredients

4. Take the broken palm jaggery, water and pounded spices into a bowl.

sukumali coffee

5. Boil everything together till the raw smell of coriander seeds leaves and the water reduces.

chukku kaapi recipe

6. Strain the mixture and your ginger coffee is ready! If you don’t get palm jaggery you can substitute with regular jaggery too. Don’t pound the spices too finely else the coffee will get too spicy. This coffee is so tasty and we usually have it with puffed rice (kara pori) in the evenings.

chukku coffee powder recipe


  1. AparnaRajeshkumar
    July 10, 2013 / 6:01 am

    seriously yummy ! that to with hot snack and hot coffee ! OMG i am in heaven !

  2. Kvr Raja
    November 17, 2015 / 12:42 pm


  3. Devnath Thakur
    December 29, 2015 / 2:41 pm

    It is really very delicious.

  4. Sabrina Krauss
    January 3, 2016 / 10:21 pm

    We just made organic ginger brew from fresh organic ginger and added it to our organic coffee. Added organic half n half to taste and organic honey also to taste; Yum! Then we looked it up on line to see who else may do this and found your site. We live in Calif.

  5. Karma Alain
    January 31, 2016 / 1:15 pm

    Wow! Every morning I slice fresh ginger and add it to my coffee with honey. Ever since I've done this, I take my coffee no other way. I live in North Carolina.

  6. Jason Wannatiyah
    June 13, 2016 / 12:18 pm


  7. Jay
    June 22, 2016 / 12:44 pm

    Can we drink this daily for weight loss? Is it OK to drink this first thing inthe morning? What is the best time to drink?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 7, 2016 / 5:09 am

      I am not sure how effective this ginger coffee is for weight loss. I would suggest drinking this ginger coffee in the evening as ginger might cause irritation for some people if had in the empty stomach…

  8. Abhilash Balan
    September 22, 2016 / 10:13 pm

    I have own BPO have to be there full night this ginger coffee help me a lot .

    • Tan Ksdaphne
      September 27, 2016 / 2:06 am

      True Ginger are super great. I been drinking coffee with ginger to almost 16months and keeping myself very healthy. Everyone get sick or flu, but I am still very strong.

  9. Marlene
    January 5, 2017 / 11:34 am

    Felt a cold coming on, and as I showered and thought of what to drink/eat to help my chest decongest, I thought of adding ginger to my coffee. I had never seen this done, so I decided to look online to see had ANYONE mixed this up before and what to expect. Well, I am pleasantly surprised by your site. THANK YOU!!

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