- submitted by Dahlia on 06-17-2009
(Spicy Lassi, Spiced Buttermilk, Chaas, Masala Mor, Mattha, Chaanch)
Sambharam, spiced and flavoured buttermlk, is a famous Kerala drink which was traditionally served to guests. It is also served as part of the Kerala Sadya. It is a cool and refreshing drink for hot summer days as well as aids digestion.
It has many variations in many parts of India like the masala mor (thalicha mor)
from Tamil Nadu, spicy lassi
from Punjab, chaas (chaach)
from Gujarat and Rajasthan etc.
Curd (Yogurt) - 1 cup
Water - 2 cups (to make buttermilk)
(You could also use store bought buttermilk/yogurt)
Green Chillies - 2-3
Ginger - 1" piece
Cilantro - 2-3 stems
Curry Leaves - 5-6 leaves
1. Crush the green chillies, ginger and cilantro using a mortar and pestle or using the pulse mode of the mixie.
2. Beat the curd nicely using a fork and add the water to it.
3. Mix the curd-water mixture nicely using a hand blender or with a spoon.
4. Add the crushed mixture, torn curry leaves and required salt and mix everything together.
5. Serve on a hot summer day as a refreshing drink or have with some plain rice.
- Make a seasoning of mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dry red chillies and some curry leaves and add to the sambharam. This adds nice flavour to the sambharam.