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Sambaram (South Indian spiced buttermilk)

Amrita Iyer
15 minutes
Prep Time
0 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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ABOUT Sambaram (South Indian spiced buttermilk) RECIPE

We love frozen delights in the summers. Kerala where for a long time people relied on traditional ways and means to survive. One natural cooler was and is Sambaram is basically buttermilk with loads of natural ingredients and spices.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Kerala
  • Blending
  • Cold Drink
  • Low Fat

Ingredients Serving: 5

  1. 500 gms of fresh yogurt (preferably made with skimmed/low fat milk)
  2. 1/2 liter cold water
  3. 2 tsp salt
  4. 2 tsp sugar
  5. 1 tsp White pepper Powder/1/2 tsp Black pepper Powder
  6. For the herb chutney :
  7. 1 cup coriander leaves, chopped finely
  8. 1/2 cup mint Leaves, chopped finely
  9. 1/2 cup Curry Leaves, chopped finely
  10. 1 inch piece ginger/1 tsp ginger Paste
  11. 1 Green chilli/1 tsp Green chilli Paste


  1. To prepare the chutney, put all the ingredients in a blender jar and add 1/4 cup of water. Blend to a fine chutney. Keep aside.
  2. For the Sambaram, in a big jug or bowl add the yogurt and water. Whisk till it's completely smooth and add the salt, sugar, pepper powder and the prepared chutney.
  3. Whisk again till all the ingredients are completely dissolved. Strain through a tea or soup strainer into a separate jug so as to separate all the residues. Chill it for 2-3 hours or overnight.
  4. Pour out the Sambaram into fancy earthenware cups or glasses and serve it chilled.

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sana Tungekar
sana Tungekar   Jan-11-2018


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