Sambaram (Morum Vellam, Kerala Style Buttermilk)

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Sambaram (Morum Vellam, Moru) is Kerala-style spicy buttermilk made with yogurt, curry leaves, green chilies, and ginger. It is popularly served during Onam Sadhya with a festive spread.

Here are a few more Indian buttermilk-based recipes: Moru Curry, Perugu Charu, Masala Chaas, Taak, and Kathiyawadi Tadka Chaas.

Sambaram served in a glass.
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About Sambaram

Sambaram, also called Morum Vellam or Moru is the Kerala version of spicy buttermilk.

It is prepared in 5 minutes of active working time using yogurt, curry leaves, green chilies, water, and fresh ginger.

Sambaram is popularly served during Onam Sadhya. It helps digestion after an indulgent festive meal. You can also serve it with everyday summer meals to beat the scorching heat outside.

Ingredients

Sambaram ingredients

Yogurt (Curd, Dahi) – Use store-bought or homemade yogurt to make this beverage.

Green chilies – Adjust according to your taste.

Curry Leaves – They give an excellent taste and aroma to sambaram.

Ginger – It gives a spicy kick.

You can make variations of moru by adding boiled and pureed beets to make beetroot sambaram or grated cucumbers to make cucumber sambaram.

How To Make Sambaram

Whisk 1 pound (500 g) of plain yogurt using a wire whisk until it is smooth and creamy.

Whisked yogurt.

Add 3 cups of water and mix well.

Water added to the bowl.

Now add the following ingredients to the bowl and mix well.

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chopped green chilies
  • 15-20 curry leaves (torn into small pieces)
  • 1-inch piece of ginger (julienned or chopped)

Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving for the flavors to get infused.

Tip – Strain the sambaram if you don’t like ginger and curry leaves coming into your mouth while sipping it.

Ready sambaram.

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Sambaram (Morum Vellam) is Kerala-style spicy buttermilk made with yogurt, curry leaves, green chilies, and ginger. It is popularly served during Onam Sadhya with the festive spread (vegetarian, gluten-free).
4.41 from 5 votes

Sambaram Recipe (Morum Vellam, Moru)

Sambaram (Morum Vellam) is Kerala-style spicy buttermilk made with yogurt, curry leaves, green chilies, and ginger. It is popularly served during Onam Sadhya with the festive spread.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 7 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound plain yogurt (dahi, curd) (500 g)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chopped green chilies
  • 15-20 curry leaves (torn into small pieces)
  • 1 inch piece of ginger (thinly julienned or finely chopped)
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Instructions 

  • Whisk yogurt using a wire whisk until it is smooth and creamy.
  • Add water and mix well.
  • Now add salt, chilies, curry leaves, and ginger to the bowl and mix well.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving for the flavors to get infused.
  • Tip – Strain the sambaram if you don’t like ginger and curry leaves coming into your mouth while sipping it.

Video

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Nutrition

Calories: 82kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 685mg, Potassium: 193mg, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 265IU, Vitamin C: 77mg, Calcium: 172mg, Iron: 0.1mg
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3 Comments

  1. 4 stars
    Neha ! , Sambaram is also a good refreshing drink in a hot summers ..from health point of view its acidic nature fights germs and bacteria helping clear stomach and aid in digestion..

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