Saturday, April 13, 2013

Sambaram or Spiced Buttermilk

Today I am going to share the recipe of Sambaram or Spiced buttermilk. I am sure spiced buttermilk is something made in every home very often. In Kerala, during the humid and hot days, when ever some one comes home during the day time, Sambaram is the first thing that may be offered to them. A very light and refreshing drink that perks up one instantly. 

I used to dislike curd or yoghurt during my childhood. My mom tried all possible ways of making me eat it. but failed miserably. One hot day, returning from school I stopped at my friend's place and my friend's grand mom seeing us coming sweating, tired  and thirsty, she got us some Sambaram. I hesitated a bit. I disliked anything associated with yoghurt. But I couldnt say so outright to my friend's grand mom. Very slowly I took a sip and you wouldnt believe I couldnt stop drinking it. Finished the glass in two seconds I would say. It was such a refreshing and cooling drink. That was the first time I had Sambaram and absolutely loved it. I cant think of another drink which refreshed me so much. 

I would say to enjoy the buttermilk, you should drink it when you are tired and extremely thirsty and that would be the time when you get to appreciate the drink more.  

Sambaram or Spiced Buttermilk

Time: 5 min


1 cup Yoghurt
2 cups Water
1 inch Ginger
1/2 green chilly - Use according to the spiciness of the chillies.  Mine are very spicy and big. So I use half. 
Few Curry Leaves
Few Coriander Leaves

Method of Preparing:

Step 1: 

Crush ginger and green chillies. 

Step 2: 

Add curd, water, salt, crushed ginger - green chillies, curry leaves and coriander leaves in a blender/ and blend well.  Garnish with coriander leaves. 

Alternatively You can blend curd, water, salt, crushed ginger - green chillies in a blender and garnish with curry leaves and coriander leaves. 

Serve Chilled. Enjoy :) 

I am sending the recipe to Jagruti's "Celebrate Summer" Blog event hosted by Nivedhanam.

Also sending the recipe to "Healthy Food for Healthy kids - Juices, Milkshakes and Icecream" event hosted at Nithu's Kitchen.You can find the host line up for the event here

Also Sending the recipe to the event "Dish name starts with S"  by Akilasktichen. 

1 comment:

  1. Refreshing thirst quencher, best for these scorching hot days :)


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