Friday, July 29, 2011
Neermorru - Seasoned and Spiced Buttermilk
How refreshing it is to drink cool buttermilk on a hot summer day??? I remember having packet morru in Chennai shops,it used to taste yummy after a long day of shopping!!! It is a well known fact that buttermilk is really good for health and many at times we do not drink much of such rich buttermilk.So,to make this buttermilk more interesting and likable,I came up with this very easy and simple recipe.I call it south Indian style "Neermorru":))..
1) Beaten curd/yogurt - 2 cups
2) Salt to taste
3) Green chillies roughly chopped - 1 to 2
4) Hing - 1 tsp
5) Ginger roughly chopped - 1tblspn
6) Coriander leaves torn by hand - few
7) Curry leaves torn by hand - few
8) Water - 2 cups
In a bowl,add curd and water,mix well with the help of a whisk.Add salt and hing.Next,add all the fresh ingredients to the buttermilk,mix really well and store it in fridge for at least 2 to 3 hours.This will help all the richness and goodness of the fresh ingredients to be transferred to the buttermilk.
Just before serving,filter the buttermilk into the serving glass and serve.
Nice cool and awakening fresh buttermilk is ready!!! Enjoy
Note:For a healthier version,avoid salt and green chillies.Trust me,it will still taste great!! Can also add chat powder,coriander cumin powder to make it a north Indian style chaas.