Friday, April 17, 2009

Sambharam-Spiced Buttermilk

'Sambharam' or Spiced Buttermilk is a favourite beverage of Keralites and even served to guests in the state. Though desserts mark the end of a Kerala sadya(feast) sambharam is served towards the end. Always served cold this aids in digestion too, especially after having a heavy sadya! Made of curd/yoghurt blended with water along with other spices, this serves as a thirst quencher especially during hot summers. It feels refreshing to have a cup of cold sambharam on returning after a long exposure to the scorching heat of the sun, after a long workout or after a long day at work.As for me I have this often be it summer or winter!

1 cup curd/yoghurt
2-3 cups water
2 small onions(shallots) chopped
One small piece of ginger
2 split green chillies
Salt to taste
1 sprig curry leaves

  • Add enough water, salt to curd and blend well.
  • Peel ginger and chop into small pieces.
  • Crush shallots, ginger and green chillies together.
  • Add this to the blended curd and blend again once to mix well.
  • Add torn curry leaves.
  • Chill in the refrigerator before serving.Italic

Other Sadya Recipes:

ParippuMambazha PulisseriCucumber KichadiPineapple PachadiKheerPalpayasam

Other Beverages:



Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Soothing drink on a summer evening... thoughtful post and the timing is just perfect...

Pooja said...

Thanks Ramya :)

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Hey Pooja,
Thanks for stopping by and for the lovely comment. I luved your blog. Sambharam is my favourite. When we were kids we used to drink it in the hot weather. Also cakes looks lovely.Will come again.

Pooja said...

Thanks Dhanya :)