Sambaram, spiced buttermilk, is a famous Kerala refresher drink which was traditionally served to guests. It is also served as part of the Kerala Sadya. It is a cool and energizing drink for hot summer days. It works well in digestion also.
It has many variations in many parts of India like the neer mor or masala mor from Tamil Nadu, spicy lassi from Punjab, chaas from Gujarat and Rajasthan, Masala majjige from karnataka etc.
Now let us see how to make sambaram
- Thick curd – 1 cup
- Water – 1 cup
- Green chilli – 1
- Curry leaves – A few
- Ginger chopped – ¼ tsp
- Salt – to taste
Chop greenchilli, ginger and curry leaves finely. Add curd, green chilli, ginger, curry leaves and salt in a vessel and stir with a whisk. Serve chill.
If you want you can filter and drink.
You can add one pinch asafoetida also.