Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sambharam / Buttermilk - curds for the summer heat

Enjoying every bit of my long holiday at home in Kerala. Spend a few weeks at in-laws place and now its a few weeks at parents. Had thought, would pick up some Kerala dishes from mom but as usual get lazy when I am here. I have been just lazing around and feasting on mom's dishes, so much that I have even forgotten to click snaps of it. :) Guess that's what a holiday at home is all about.

This "Sambharam" or Buttermilk is one that I have thinking of posting for somtime , a perfect quick and easy drink to beat the summer heat. Had Sambharam on the flight from Chennai to Kochi and then a tall glass on one of our trips to Jew Town. This is a great refreshing drink, the nutritional value of curds known to us all - a great source of protein and calcium to say the least. This buttermilk recipe is curds diluted with water and seasoned to make a refreshing drink perfect for the summers.

A quick and easy drink I am sending this over to Mahimaa's "15 minute cooking Event"

Curds/Yogurt - 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup
Water - 1/2 to 3/4 cup water
Ginger -1/2" piece
Green chilli - 1/2 (cut into pieces)
Curry leaves - 4 to 5
Salt to taste

1- Put curds along with other ingredients into the mixer and run the mixer for 20-30 seconds.
2- Your delicious buttermilk is ready for you to relish.
The Buttermilk that I had in Jew Town, Kochi was tempered with mustard seeds and curry leaves and tasted heavenly.


kittymatti said...

oh i love buttermilk!!! u have a lovely blog!

mahimaa said...

yummy thirst quenching drink! send the pic soon vandana. i need it by today.

Purva Desai said...

Optimum cooler for summers......

Sireesha said...

Very refreshing one for hot summers...

AnuSriram said...

Nothing can beat the heat than this delicious drink! Slurp!

Pooja said...

Looks creamy and delicious! Tempting shot. Sambharam is my favourite too..perfect to beat the summer heat!

Pavithra said...

love the picture and truely perfect for summer.

foodcreate said...

A great Summer heat Drink so refreshing!

Thanks for sharing your recipe:)

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Have A great Day:)