Thursday, August 9, 2012

Spiced Buttermilk/Sambharam

The simple and effective drink for summer.Spiced buttermilk is a famous drink during the summer seasons in Kerala. Earlier days sambharam was the first drink offered to guests who visited during summer seasons in order to cool their body and to refresh them.Even now people prefer them over other drinks.Slightly tangy, bit hot by chilies and ginger and flavorful with curry leaves they still are my all time faves during summer and not to mention the easiness to put together...



Yogurt- 1cup
Water- 2 to 3 cup
Curry leaves-5 to 8 leaves
Green chilies- 2 no
Ginger- 1/2 inch piece
Salt to taste


Method of Preparation:
1. Blend the yogurt with little water and mix with salt and remaining water to form thin liquid.
2. Chop all other things and crush them using a motor and pestle(or hand/ pulse in a blender).
3. Add the crushed ingredients to the yogurt and mix well and keep aside for 5 mins for flavors to infuse.
4. Chill and drink.



Notes:
1. Mint, coriander, small piece of onion, Lime leaves, cumin a pinch can be added to flavor this.
2. You can add yogurt and water in a jar with a tight lid and shake vigorously to mix them instead of using a blender.

26 comments:

  1. drooling over the pics Reshmi, the humble buttermilk looks so awesome with ur beautiful clicks :) lovely...

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  2. my fav summer drink :) liked your clicks..

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  3. That looks so refreshing! Nothing like sambharam on a hot day. love that first pic particularly!

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  4. Looks yum!
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  5. Healthy,delicious and refreshing drink..loved the beautiful clicks!

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  6. Perfect thirst quencher and wonderful presentation

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  7. Woow..Already feeling refreshed :-) Love this anytime!

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  8. delicious dear...inviting you to join in Fast food- Noodles event

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  9. nice n refreshing....i lovehaving this,,,,your photographs are mindblowing!

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  10. love...o love this... beautiful pics

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  11. This is so refreshing in summer..always have it.

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  12. Refreshing pot... Nice one for summer

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  13. Ho,I feel to grab the pot and finish it off within seconds..The flavor reached my mouth..Nostalgic and what more to say Reshmi ? Indeed a worth effort from You !

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  14. Wat a neat and lovely presentation, feel like grabbing that pot and finishing rite now.

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  15. Yum! buttermilk looks tasty and very satisfying on a hot day :)

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  16. I want some now.Lovely presentation and beautiful clicks .

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  17. Reshmi love the clicks. You are really good with your camera.
    And I just want to grab that buttermilk and gulp it down. It looks so refreshing and cooling. It's so hot today. Plus we are scheduled for a load-shading from 9 a.m to 7 p.m. and that will start in just about 8 minutes now.

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  19. hi Reshmi,,, wow this is such a unique drink- lots of spicy ingredients- especially curry leaves and chili. would ;ove to try out. have a nice day

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