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Spiced Buttermilk

Spiced Buttermilk

Spiced Buttermilk is also known as pachamoru or sambaram. This is a refreshing drink used to beat the heat of the sun during summer. This drink also helps in digestion. Spiced buttermilk is one of the main curry in Kerala Onam Sadhya. We start the rice with Sambar and end up with having some buttermilk along with hot rice. Thus, our stomach gets relaxed after a big onam sadhya with lots of dishes.

Spiced buttermilk are also sold as street food in local shops to help us from the hot sun. Ginger is one of the main ingredient in buttermilk which provides a flavor and taste to it.

Health Benefits of buttermilk :

  • Reduces Blood pressure
  • Helps in digestion
  • Prevents Constipation
  • Gives a cooling effect to our body
  • Relief from acidic problems
  • Lower the cholesterol levels
  • Gives relief to post menopausal women in case of hot flashes

100 ml of buttermilk can give you 40 calories of energy. Buttermilk is a good source of protein, calcium, sodium, potassium and vitamins. Topping the buttermilk with ice cubes are a best alternative for the chemical drinks available in markets. You can make your tummy happy by drinking these type of natural drinks, which can be easily prepared at your home.

Buttermilk also helps in detoxification. It helps in secreting certain hormones which improves the liver function of your body. Drinking buttermilk makes us a feel of full stomach, thereby reduces the over intake of food. So in that manner, we can say that buttermilk also helps to reduce our weight.

Start using this versatile and healthy drink today itself. Be health conscious and stay hydrated always !

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • Beaten curd – 1 cup
  • Green chilli – 1
  • Shallots – 2
  • Ginger – 1 small piece
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Water – 1/4 cup
  • Salt – to taste

Method of preparation :

  • Crush green chilli, shallots and ginger
  • Add the crushed ingredients to the beaten curd
  • Now add curry leaves, water and required salt to it
  • Mix well everything and serve.


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