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 a lot of ‘Thaneer panthal’ / water booth where this sambharam recipe 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 meal. Finally, I have shared this Neer Mor Recipe with step by step pics and a short YouTube video too. If you like the video, please Like it, Share it and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel.
Neer Mor Recipe | Spiced Buttermilk Recipe | Sambharam Recipe
- 2 Cups Thick Curd / தயிர் Link for Homemade curd
- 4.5 Cups Water / தண்ணீர்
- 2 to 3 tsp Coriander Leaves / கொத்தமல்லி இலை
- Salt / உப்பு As Required
- 2 tsp Lemon Juice / எலுமிச்சைச்சாறு Optional
- 2 tsp Jeera / சீரகம்
- 2 Green Chilli / பச்சைமிளகாய்
- 2" Piece Ginger / இஞ்சி
- 2 tsp Mustard Seeds / கடுகு
- 1/2 tsp Urad Dal / உளுத்தம்பருப்பு
- 1/2 Piece Green Chilli / பச்சைமிளகாய் Optional
- 1 Sprig Curry Leaves / கருவேப்பில்லை
- 2 Generous pinch Hing / பெருங்காயம்
- 2 tsp Oil / எண்ணெய்
- Pour curd in a large mixing bowl. Chop green chilli, ginger and coriander leaves.
- First mix 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Then add green chilli, curry leaves and hing. Once the raw smell leaves, switch off flame and add it to the butter milk.
- Add required salt, lemon juice, coriander leaves and mix well. Either strain it or drink it as such.Serve this 'Neer Mor Recipe' chilled.
Tips for Spiced Buttermilk Recipe1. 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 a 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 Sambharam Recipe will taste better when serve chilled. Either use chilled curd or refrigerate buttermilk for few hours.
Method for Neer Mor Recipe
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.
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.
4. Grind it coarsely or to a smooth paste as per preference. Then add it to the buttermilk. In a pan, pour oil add mustard seeds and urad dal. Let it splutter.
5. Then add green chilli, curry leaves and hing. Once the raw smell leaves, switch off the flame and add it to the buttermilk.
6. Add required salt, lemon juice, coriander leaves and mix well. Either strain it or drink it as such.
Serve this Neer Mor Recipe chilled.