August 31, 2012

Sambharam / Majjige / Mor / Spiced Buttermilk


Buttermilk/Sambaram is a traditional drink of kerala, its a very good solution for midday's thirst, and very simple to make. Buttermilk is known for its hydrating and refreshing properties. In Kerala, traditional Nair families used to give mildly spiced buttermilk or Sambharam to their guests. Even Christian families are known to have pacha moru (spiced salted buttermilk) or kachiya moru (buttermilk tempered with chillies and curry leaves) with their lunch. Buttermilk is known as Majjige in Telugu, Majjige Huli in Kannada, simply Mor in Tamil and Sambharam in Malayalam.

Ingredients:

  • Thick curd - 1/4 glass
  • Green chilies (medium size finely chopped) - 1 no 
  • Ginger - 1/4 tbsp (grated)
  • Curry leaves - 1 stem
  • Cold water - 3/4 glass
  • Salt - to taste (normally 2 pinches) 

Method:

  1. Beat the curd for 2 mints with a spoon. 
  2. Add all the ingredients to it except water and stir well. 
  3. Add the cold water and stir well.

Note:

  • Mint, coriander, small piece of onion, Lime leaves, cumin a pinch can be added to flavor this.  

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