Sambharam / Spiced Buttermilk


Sambaram or ‘Pacha Moru‘ also known as ‘Morum Vellam‘ is a refreshing summer drink. You can call it as an energiser, beacause it helps to cool and refresh your body. This is actually buttermilk flavoured with green chilies, shallots and ginger. This is served in sadya also. It is very easy to prepare and delicious.


  • Curd – 1 cup
  • Bird’s eye chili / green chili – 2
  • Shallot – 3
  • Ginger – small piece
  • Water – 1.5 cup
  • Curry leaves –  1 sprig


  1. Add water to curd and whisk it well. (preferably add cold water)
  2. Finely chop ginger,chilies and shallots (or crush it well).
  3. Add this along with chopped curry leaves and salt to the buttermilk.
  4. Mix it well and serve.


  • Crush the ingredients in a mortar and pestle for authentic preparation
  • Try  Bird’s eye chili for a good flavour.
  • Adjust the spice level and consistency accordingly.


12 Comments Add yours

  1. Sumith says:

    Very refreshing !!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. navane64 says:

    Yes please. I will finish off this whole portion.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Anu Yalo says:

      yes, you can 🙂


  3. Lovely drink, I can imagine the taste.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. rasakama says:

    Can I use yogurt instead of curd ? Can’t find curd here. Mouth watering recipe ! Lovely share !

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Anu Yalo says:

      Even though the original recipe uses curd, you can try with yogurt also


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