To make South Indian filter coffee, you will need:

  1. coffee filter
  2. dabra – serving utensils
  3. small cooking pot
  4. 3 tablespoons finely ground coffee powder
  5. 4% fat milk
  6. Sugar

To first make the coffee decoction (syrup), follow these steps:

  1. Place the coffee powder in the upper chamber of the coffee filter and lightly level the powder using the pressing disc. Leave the disc in place after leveling. (Note: The powder shouldn’t be leveled as hard as espresso grounds)
  2. Place the upper chamber on the lower one, and fill the upper chamber with boiling water.
  3. Cover the coffee filter, and let it drip for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. While the decoction is dripping, heat milk to a boil.
  5. When the decoction is complete, pour 1 to 2 tablespoons of the decoction into the dabra, and then fill the dabra cup with milk. Add sugar to taste.
  6. Pour the mix back and forth between the Dabarah and tumbler, using high arcing motions to pour, until the coffee is cool enough to drink.
  7. Serve hot.

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