Sukku Coffee sits in a glass pot. Ginger and whole coriander seeds garnish.

Isha’s Ginger Coriander Coffee aka Sukku Coffee is an herbal infusion. It has a positive effect on your prana or life energies. If you’d like to eat and drink food that increases your energy, it’s best to avoid coffee and tea. That’s because they are stimulants that block your ability to receive energy.

The caffeine in coffee and tea is also habit-forming. There can be mild withdrawal symptoms (drowsiness and headaches) during the withdrawal phase. The reward for dropping these habits is once you get past that stage, you’ll be more in touch with your true energy state.

In the meantime, just because you need to give up the caffeine doesn’t mean you have to give up the enjoyable past time of sipping a hot beverage. Isha’s version of “coffee” is made from fresh ginger and dried coriander seeds. It’s sweetened with jaggery and is a very soothing way to start your day. Who needs a jolt when you can glide through life?

Note: We are happy to share Isha’s Ginger Coriander Coffee aka Sukku Coffee recipe. If you enjoy this recipe, we hope you’ll try some of the other Isha recipes including Sāmbhar SadhamCoconut Mango CrispCoconut Buns and Green Gram Salad.

Isha’s Ginger Coriander Coffee (Sukku Coffee) Recipe

4 servings


2 inch ginger, crushed slightly to release some of the oils
4 teaspoons coriander seeds
Palm jaggery or brown sugar to taste
Milk to taste (optional) – use soy or coconut milk if you follow a vegan diet.


  1. Bring 4 cups of water to boil.
  2. Add the ginger and coriander seeds; lower the heat and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add the palm jaggery or sugar and stir until it dissolves. Taste and add more if necessary.
  4. Add the optional milk if desired.
  5. Enjoy hot.


Originally from A Taste of Well-Being – Sadhguru’s Insights for your Gastronomics and used with permission, thanks for trying this recipe.

4 comments on “Isha’s Ginger Coriander Coffee aka Sukku Coffee

    1. Dear Nira,

      The recipe for Sukka Coffee is a delicious blend of spices. It contains no caffeine and we suggest only adding sugar or jaggery “to taste.” We think you’ll enjoy it very much without sugar and then it will be in the utmost adherence to a diabetic diet.

      Wishing you great health and thanks so much for reading our blog.

      Karen and Pauli-Ann

    1. Namaskaram Sureka,
      Thank you for your question. There’s no specific time for enjoying Sukku Coffee. Here’s what Isha says about it: “Ginger Coriander (Sukku) coffee is a hot non-caffeinated beverage that offers an array of health benefits, from aiding digestion and soothing a sore throat to relieving nausea, bloating and other common ailments.”
      If you get up in the morning and do yoga practices, you could enjoy this after. Always best to do yoga on an empty stomach.
      With kindness,
      Karen and Pauli-Ann

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