Neer Mor Recipe | Spiced Buttermilk Recipe

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Spiced Buttermilk Recipe 1
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This spiced buttermilk recipe / Neer mor recipe is the best and perfect way to cool our body during summer. This is similar to the masala chaas prepared in North India. It is also called as Majjige  (Kannada), Sambharam (Malayalam) and Majjiga (Telugu). This Neer Mooru is usually prepared for Ram Navami and Tamil New Year which falls in the month of April (Chithirai) where the summer is in peak. In Tamilnadu during summer season we can see lot of ‘Thaneer panthal’ / water booth where this buttermilk is given free to all people to quench their thirst. I always prefer this traditional drink rather than the aerated fancy bottles sold in shops. It also helps to avoid dehydration and a glass of buttermilk helps to relieve from the bloating feel after a heavy meals.

Spiced Buttermilk Recipe

Spiced Buttermilk Recipe

Neer Mor Recipe | Spiced Buttermilk Recipe

Recipe Cuisine:  Indian | Recipe Category: Beverages / Drinks
Preparation + Cook time : 5 to 7 Mins | Serves : 3 to 4

  • Thick curd / Yoghurt – 2 Cups 
  • Water – 4.5 Cups
  • Coriander Leaves – 2 to 3 tsp
  • Salt – As required
  • Lemon Juice – 2 tsp (Optional)
To Grind
  • Jeera – 2 tsp
  • Green chilli – 2
  • Ginger – 2″ piece
To Temper
  • Mustard Seeds – 2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Green Chilli – 1/2 piece (Optional)
  • Curry Leaves – 1 Sprig
  • Hing – 2 Generous pinch
  • Oil – 2 tsp

1. Pour curd in a large mixing bowl. Chop green chilli, ginger and coriander leaves.
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2. First mix the curd and pour water little by little. Whisk the curd for 3 to 4 minutes until frothy. You can use a hand whisk / traditional wooden mathu or even blend it in a mixer / blender in whip mode for few seconds. Keep by side.
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3. Dry roast jeera in a tadka pan slightly, don’t burn it. In a hand mortar-pestle or mixer, grind jeera, green chilli and ginger.Neer Mor Recipe Steps34. Grind it coarsely or to a smooth paste as per preference. Then add it to the butter milk. In a pan, pour oil add mustard seeds and urad dal. Let it splutter.
Spiced Buttermilk Recipe Steps45. Then add green chilli, curry leaves and hing. Once the raw smell leaves, switch off flame and add it to the butter milk.
Spice Buttermilk Recipe Steps56. Add required salt, lemon juice, coriander leaves and mix well. Either strain it or drink it as such. Spice Buttermilk Recipe Steps6

Serve this ‘neer moru’ chilled.


Neer Mor Recipe 2

Neer Mor Recipe


1. Use fresh and thick curd for good taste.
2. Adjust water quantity as per your preference. As the name calls ‘neer / water’, neer mor recipe should be in watery consistency only.
3. You can either use hand whisk / traditional  wooden mathu or even blend it in a mixer / blender in whip mode.
4. Adjust green chilli as per your spice level.
5. Ginger adds nice flavour and helps in digestion, so don’t skip it.
6. Add curry leaves and hing generously, which lends an extra aroma.
7. For additional taste ‘mor milagai’ can be used for tempering.
8. Addition of lemon juice is optional only.
9. If using sour curd, skip lemon juice for this spiced buttermilk recipe.
10. You can have the buttermilk as such or strain it before drinking. Straining will not reduce the flavour.
11. You can also make use of the left over liquid after churning butter from cream, as done in olden days. If you want to know how to churn butter click this link.
12. This neer more will taste better when serve chilled. Either use chilled curd or refrigerate buttermilk for few hours.

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Neer Mor Recipe

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Comments (2)

  1. posted by Sowmya on March 27, 2017

    This is my most favourite aspect of Ramanavami. Love your Copper sombu

  2. posted by Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen on March 28, 2017

    I love masala chaas and this looks so refreshingly delish. Love the tadka here.


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