Sambaram is buttermilk which is spiced with curry leaves, green chilies, and ginger. Last year, during Onam, I was very excited to savour and experience the flavours of traditional Sadya. Basically, Onam or Vishu Sadya is a huge spread of vegetarian dishes served on a banana leaf. I particularly loved the tangy drink called Sambaram. And this summer, as I am making coolers every afternoon, I thought of making a fresh jug of Sambaram.

All you need is curd and basic Indian spices for making this flavorful cooler. We serve it during lunch. However, you could even serve as a cooler. Say bye to Canned Buttermilk for few days and fall in love with the flavours of South by making Sambaram!

Get started and include the recipe for Sambaram in your daily diet. Cheers !!


  • Butter Milk 1 Cup (Slightly Sour)
  • Water 1/2 Cup
  • Green Chilly 1 Nos. (Slitted)
  • Ginger 1 Julienne Piece
  • Curry Leaves 1 String or as required
  • Salt as required


  1. Blend all ingredients using traditional wooden churner OR Blend all ingredients using your blender
  2. Strain if required or Serve Chilled.

Note. Keep this is refrigerated for a few hours before serving so that the flavours of all the ingredients seep in the buttermilk.

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