Sambharam or Morum Vellam is a spiced buttermilk drink from Kerala. It is healthy summer drink which leaves you feeling totally refreshed. This drink is also part of the Kerala Sadya. I usually make it in a blender and then sieve it. But, you can also just crush together all the spices and add it to the curd for making this buttermilk.

Sambharam (Kerala Style Spiced Buttermilk)

Course: DrinksCuisine: Indian, KeralaDifficulty: Easy


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A spiced buttermilk which makes for a great summer drink too.


  • Thick Curd – 1 cup

  • Cold Water – 1.5-2 cups (add more if needed)

  • Green Chilli – 2, roughly chopped and crushed

  • Curry Leaves – 12-15

  • Ginger – 1 inch piece, crushed

  • Salt – as per taste

  • Ice – as needed


  • In a mixer jar, add the curd, half of the water, green chilli, curry leaves, ginger, salt and ice and blend well.
  • Add more water to adjust the consistency of the butter milk.
  • Alternatively, you can crush together the green chillies, curry leaves and ginger and add it to the curd, Then, add the water and ice to make the buttermilk.
  • Sieve this and serve chilled.

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