Seasoned Buttermilk or 'Sambaram' is quite a popular drink from my hometown in India. Buttermilk in general is a great drink to have especially when the weather gets warm. It not only helps cool the body but has the benefits of being a low-fat drink. It even aids digestion and improves immunity. Today's recipe is a twist to the usual drink by adding some flavorful seasonings to make it taste even better. We all know that traditionally buttermilk is obtained from the whey, remnants of churned butter. You could even make buttermilk by adding a teaspoon of acid, like vinegar or lemon juice to a cup of milk.
However, for this recipe, I used an equal ratio of low-fat yogurt and water to avoid sourness. The addition of pearl onions is optional. However a crunchy bite of the finely chopped raw pearl onions with a sip, only makes it taste even better. This can be had by itself or even mixed with a bowl of rice. This is a great recipe to try especially in the hot summers. Do read on for the full recipe and hope you will try it out. Happy weekend all!
A delicious drink made out of buttermilk ,coriander leaves, curry leaves and spices !
- 2 cups yogurt preferably not too sour
- 2 cups water or as desired
- ¼ cup curry leaves
- ½ cup coriander leaves
- 1 inch ginger
- 1 Thai green chilly or as desired
- ½ tsp salt or as desired
- 2 pearl onions (optional) finely chopped
- 1 tbsp coriander eaves finely chopped
In a mixer ,grind all the ingredients in the "to grind" section to a smooth, fluid consistency.
Add the finely chopped pearl onions (optional) and coriander leaves and mix well.
Serve chilled , enjoy!