Spiced butter milk / Sambaram recipe

Prepration time: 15 Minutes
Persons served: 3 Persons
Cuisine: Kerala


  • Low fat Yoghurt : 1 cup
  • Water : 2 cups
  • Curry leaves : 2 sprigs
  • Coriander Leaves : Few
  • Ginger : 2inch piece
  • Green chillies : 2 nos
  • Salt : to taste + a pinch more
  • Crushed ice : as needed

Sambaram, morum vellum (in Malayalam) / Majjige (Telugu) / Majjige Huli (Kannada) / Mor (Tamil) are all the local names for Butter milk. Today I will share this Sambaram recipe to prepare salty, tangy and spicy, light-green drink which is an instant energy booster in an active afternoon.  Adding a little spice to sambaram will makes it a good refreshing drink in a hot summers. Its also served at the end of sadhya / Kerala feast which helps in improving the digestion.

This drink is considered to be originated in Kerala. This was the welcome drink in all Kerala families in the past.

Don’t forget to try this natural refresher next summer.

Sambaram recipe

  1. Whip the Yoghurt and add the water to it.
  2. Clean and separate the curry leaves from the stalk. Chop the curry leaves along with ginger and green chillies.
  3. Add few crushed ice cubes along with salt, and blend all the ingredients together.
  4. Puree until smooth.
  5. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer, if you wish.
  6. Transfer to a large pitcher and chill in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.
  7. Fill tall glasses halfway with the ice cubes.
  8. Pour the chilled butter milk into these glasses.
  9. Top with a spoonful of foam (from blending) on top and coriander leaves.
  10. Enjoy 🙂
Jameela Beevi

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  • says:

    I add a little of mint paste too 😉 Simply loving it…

    • says:

      You are correct SJ. Addition of a little mint will make it more refreshing.

  • says:

    hiii im megha rejoy, tried ur recipe .it came out nice . kudos to you

    • says:

      Thank you megha. Appreciate you spending time to write back to us.

  • J

    Hi it came out super! Am in mombasa n it really cooled me down… Thxxxx

    • says:

      Thanks a lot for trying the recipe and dropping the comment Jumana.
      Cheers 😉

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