Sambharam- Buttermilk flavoured with spices

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Hello Everyone !!!

Ramdan Kareem to all my friends !!
This month I will be presenting a lot of Iftar recipes for all the followers of Crackleandtemper . In that series the first one would be a buttermilk flavoured with spices . This is a very light refreshing drink flavored with mild spices and good to break the fast . It also sits light on your tummy and refreshes you instantly on hot summer day . Sambharam is a traditional refresher drink made with beaten yogurt and spiced with green chillies and ginger . At some places they add small red onions with curry leaves , but I have used cilantro here instead of small red onions . This is to give a different flavor to this drink and small red onion was unavailable at that time .
Sambharam is served at the end of every traditional sadya (feast) in kerala. The addition of spices to it makes it a refreshing drink for hot summers . So in this summer do try this mouthwatering kerala style drink to quench your thirsts. This is also generally served as a welcome drink in kerala households during scorching summer because of it’s naturally refreshing property. It also helps to cool down the body and aids in digestions; that’s the main reason why sambharam is served after a heavy meals like sadya. It is very easy to make this dish , does not take more than 5 minutes to whip this up . I even prefer to have rice and pickle with sambharam as a lazy lunch to keep my tummy cool .

 
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Sambharam- Buttermilk flavoured with spices
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
38 calories
3 g
8 g
2 g
2 g
1 g
182 g
34 g
3 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
182g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 38
Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
3%
Saturated Fat 1g
6%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 8mg
3%
Sodium 34mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 3g
1%
Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
8%
Iron
0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. Yogurt plain – 1 cup
  2. Water – 2 cups
  3. Ginger- grated one teaspoon
  4. Green chilly- 1 chopped
  5. Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  6. Coriander leaves- 2 to 3 sprigs
  7. Lemon juice – couple of drops
  8. Salt- as needed
Instructions
  1. 1. In a bowl place yogurt , ice , ginger , coriander , curry leaves , green chilly and salt
  2. 2. Add water to it and beat till smooth . Check for salt if needed add more
  3. 3. Pour over ice in a glass and serve chilled
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fat
2g
protein
2g
carbs
3g
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Jamun Chaas- Indian Java Plum in a spiced buttermilk

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Hello Folks 

Hope you all enjoyed my recipes in blueberry series . Now I want to introduce you all to a very traditional Indian Summer drink , with a small twist of my own . This drink is very popular in different parts of India , known through different names such as Chaas/ morum vellam/ sambharam. This is a drink made out of buttermilk or thinned down yogurt with some freshly ground spiced . I am bringing you all a spiced buttermilk which is very famous in western parts of India where it gets very  hot , so the yogurt and freshly pound spices brings down your body heat. I have adapted my recipe from Tarla dalal, you can check the recipe here . Mine is not an original or authentic recipe , it’s just an adaptation with a variation of my own . 

My twist to this recipe is the addition of a fruit which is only found in India . This is known as Jamun/ Indian Java Plum or in malayalam we call it athi pazham/ Njaval Pazham. It is only found in hot and humid countries and it’s used in various ways. You can read more about Indian Java Plum and it’s benefits here . I have always wanted to use this fruit in something and I happen to read about Jamun Raita , so I was like why don’t I make a drink out of it . The fruit is bit pungent so I have used few more ingredients than in the original recipe . It was much required to adjust the recipe like that otherwise it wouldn’t be an enjoyable drink. 

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Now Let’s see how to make this drink 

Jamun Chaas
Serves 4
Indian Java Plum in spiced butter milk
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
3 calories
0 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
1 g
1 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3
Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 1mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 0g
0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
1%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. Cumin Seeds- 1 tsp
  2. Ginger- chopped 1 tsp
  3. Green Chilly- one or two (depending how much heat you want )
  4. Yoghurt- 1 cup
  5. Water- 2 to 3 cups
  6. Jamun- 1 cup (Check Notes)
  7. Black Salt- as needed
For the Garnish
  1. Oil- 1 tsp
  2. Crushed Red Chillies - 1/2 tsp
  3. Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Instructions
  1. 1. If you are using frozen Jamun , make sure it has thaws thoroughly . Remove seeds from Jamun and roughly chop it keep it aside.
  2. 2. Now dry roast cumin seeds , poster it coarsely and keep it aside.
  3. 3. In a big bowl beat yogurt with 1 cup water and keep it aside
  4. 4. In a blender place Jamun , cumin seed powder , ginger and green chilly , blend it smooth using the beaten yoghurt water mixture .
  5. 5. Now your drink is ready , season it with black salt as required
  6. 6. In a pan heat oil add crushed red chillies and mustard seeds to it .
  7. 7. Carefully spoon this mixture as a garnish before you serve the drink.
  8. 8.Serve the Chaas cold
Notes
  1. 1. I used frozen Jamun here , feel free to use fresh if you have access to it.
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fat
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protein
0g
carbs
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I hope you all liked this recipe , if so give me a thumbs up , like it and share this love everywhere .

Happy Cooking

xoxox

Parvathy

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