Herbal coffee made with Basil leaves. This herbal coffee is a great remedy for cold, headache, sore throat etc, will instantly open up your senses and makes you feel better and uplifted.
Jaggery or palm sugar- 3 inch slice or depending upon your sweet level.
Whole Cardamom- 2
Whole cloves- 2
Dried Ginger- 2 inch slice or use 1 1/2 tsp ground dried ginger
Whole black pepper or Ground Pepper- 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds, smashed or ground cumin- ½ tsp
Coriander seeds, smashed (optional)-1/2 tsp
Fresh Basil or Tulsi leaves- 8 leaves
Instant coffee- 2 tsp
In a pot, put all the ingredients in to the water except coffee, cover the pot and let it come to a boil. Let the jaggery dissolve completely in water.
When the water starts to boil, put the instant coffee powder and stir it, remove from the flame and cover the pot with the lid for a few minutes.
Strain the coffee into a coffee mug and have it while it is pipping hot.
The hotness from the ground pepper, the aroma from the basil leaves and the other spices, the sweetness from the jaggery will charge you up instantly.