May 16, 2009

Spiced Buttermilk

Come summer, & Iam reminded of spiced buttermilk stored in huge earthen pots back at my grand mother's place. Though, packaged buttermilk has replaced home made ones in a big way, there is something special about these home made ones stored in earthen pots that cannot be replicated.

Spiced Buttermilk, known as Masala Majjige in Kannada, Masala Mor in Tamil, Sambharam in Malayalam, Majjiga in Telugu or simply Chaas in Hindi is a great drink to beat the heat. Its many benefits is super healthier than colas & Yes, it makes a great drink any time of the day & a very refreshing one at that.

With the foray of refrigerators, the age old tradition of storing water, buttermilk in earthen pots has long dissappeared. I saw an old earthen pot lying around at home & I was tempted to make some lovely spiced buttermilk to cool my head.


Iam so glad that I stored it in the earthen pot, because It did acquire that special taste & Yes, it was a much better option than the colas.

Iam kinda tempted to do some serious cooking using these pots. Remember the heavenly taste of Handi Biryani ?? I'll begin with cooking some plain rice, maybe.

If you guys have any hands on experience with cooking in an earthen pot, share them with me.

Meanwhile, here's some lovely spiced buttermilk for the scorching summer.

You Will Need:
  • 1 cup Buttermilk - Made from 4 parts water & 1 part yogurt
  • 2 dry red chillies - Broken ( I used Byadagi)
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp crushed cumin seeds
  • A pinch of Asafoetida/Hing
  • A handful of Curry leaves
  • Salt as per taste

Method:

  1. Mix together all the ingredients mentioned above.
  2. Adjust salt as per taste & Mix well
  3. Serve Cold
  4. You could even chill it in earthrn pots for that added taste.

Enjoi !!!

NOTE: You could even use green chillies instead of red chillies for a slightly different taste.

67 comments:

ARUNA said...

beautiful pic...i'm so thirsty!

Indhu said...

awesome picture... love buttermilk :)

Mangala Bhat said...

Wow ! nice presentation ...love the recipe of spiced butter milk :)Thanks for sharing

Sweta said...

The perfect summertime drink!!Love it :)

Pooja said...

Nice click deesha...

Parita said...

perfect for scorching summers..i do use green chillies instead of red ones, beautiful presentation dear..

Pavithra said...

Thats perfect for summer AND i liked cue little pot nice click

Priyameena said...

Looks very refreshing!!Feels like grabbing this pot and drink everything at a single shot..

Priya said...

Prefect summer drink, wat a gorgeous click!

Cham said...

Earthen pot is gorgeous, almost rare to found in modern life nowadays! Good click!

kittymatti said...

Earthern pot looks so perfect! i love buttermilk! Im thirsty now!!!

srikars kitchen said...

Pot looks great.. nice click.. this is good for summer..

A_and_N said...

Reminds me of home :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

the pot is so cute... lovely pic.

Gita's Kitchen said...

Wow..masala mor in earthen pot, reminds me of home :)

Sathya Sankar said...

Delicious Buttermilk, feel like grabing the pot and gulp :D

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Beautiful picture... You have done a great job! The haandi is awesome.
The pot caught my eye - 1st time here. Lovely site...

Vibaas said...

Perfect for summer. lovely picture.

Kalyani said...

perfect drink for summer .. i used to make this with green chillies ...
thanks for sharing ......

Kalyani said...

perfect drink for summer .. i used to make this with green chillies ...
thanks for sharing ......

Prathibha said...

I loved that cute earthern pot which u served the butter milk in...perfect for these summers..

Sush said...

lovely presentation Deesha.
I am all ready to drink buttermilk now.

Sharmila said...

I do make buttermilk ... but like your spiced version better. :-)
Lovely click.

Pooja said...

Lovely buttermilk! The shot makes me thirsty!

notyet100 said...

we call this matha,..;-)lovely click,..

Priti said...

Love this too...I made other day with green chili...pics looks cool

LG said...

ohoo..majjige is the best to beat the heat! looks so good in the pic :)

Curry Leaf said...

Perfect summer cooler.Love the pic.The pot adds to the cooling effect.

Sireesha said...

Looks very refreshing...Love the presentation...

sowmya said...

nice picture..love this anytime nowadays..

rekhas kitchen said...

sp beautiful pic. nice entry cool maggige looks so refreshing i too make almost the same way

UjjU said...

awesome picture! I'm feeling sooooooooo thirsty now. :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Yes like everybody I like ur presentation and feeling like drinking from that cute pot:)

Happy cook said...

Reminds me of summer holidays at home.
Lov ethe pot, beautiful it is.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow such a soothing and an authentic drink!!! REminds me of my grnadma she used to serve us in small matkas like the ones in the pic!!!

Sujatha said...

nice recipe and awesome presentation.. bring that traditional look so well!

Smitha said...

Love the pic. Spiced buttermilk is a staple in our home be it some or winter.

Laavanya said...

That's true.. nothing can compare to mor in earthern pots and tender coconut to battle the summer heat.

Hema said...

It so true Deesha, fridges have replaced the earthen pots. The whole community of people making a living out of earthen ware are also switching jobs. Love the pic. You can also cook kuzhambu in earthen wares. It is said that the original taste is achieved (esp. meen kuzhambu) only when cooking with earthen ware

Cynthia said...

Deesha, is this drunk like a soup?

Ashwini said...

Wow nithing is better than majjige in the pot to beat the heat. Remind me of home. Lovely photos.

Shreya said...

that picture itself is so refreshing! Amazing way to beat the heat:-)

Anonymous said...

Butter milk looks as cool as your pic & blog...

Red Chillies said...

The eathern pot and the majjige looks delicious. There is something about the old cultural tradition that makes you warm and fuzzy isn't it?

Valarmathi said...

Tasty buttermilk in cute pot. Nice presentation.

aquadaze said...

Perfect for the summers! And that pic is awesome :)

Shabs.. said...

Superb pic,liked the click,thge pot and the background too....yum..

Vani said...

Majjige looks great, Deesh! Nice pic too

Suparna said...

Hi Deesha,
was just going through a couple of ur previous posts all are awesome :) I love the appe huli...the sagar kade dish :) lovely snaps dear. hmmmm....spiced buttermilk in earthen posts yummmmmm...anytime any quantity for me ;)
Enjoy!

Ivy said...

This is great. Reminds me of home.

Archy said...

wow, majjige in earthen pot !! Nice click !! looks so traditional !!

sriharivatsan said...

Perfect for the season..Lovely pic..

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

beautiful presentation...:)
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Chitra said...

yeah, earthen pots are our ancestors fridge:)Even nowadays we used to drink water from it.My mil used to tell me that gravies made in earthen pots tastes great..I'll sure try this cool drink and let u know!!

DK said...

I miss those earthen pots. We used to have water from these. Taste used to be distinct and 'earthy'. deja vu

marriedtoadesi.com said...

I love spiced buttermilk, I make huge batches and keep it in the fridge. Its sooo healthy too and good for digestion!

Kalai said...

Perfect post for summer.Nice presentation.

Jeena said...

Wonderful recipes Deesha I adore the clay pot what fantastic presentation.

Bharti said...

Beautiful presentation. Love the pic.

sra said...

I recently bought three pieces of earthenware at one arty place here - one for tadka, and the other two to cook. I use the tadka one, it's okay, takes a long time to heat up. Then in the other, I set curds - it stank. The woman who sold them insists no one's complained and there's no artificial paint, but both the big ones smell like mad - maybe I should plant stuff in them.
The photos are good.

Purva Desai said...

This is one real summer buster drink.....ve it everyday....nice click love the matka

Nithya Praveen said...

Hey Deesha...the pic looks wonderful..well clicked.Nothing can beat the heat....other than buttermilk.I wudnt mind adding a lil bit of onions to this...guess its called malabar mor..not sure:)

Pinky said...

Deesha I just visit your blog... what a beautiful recipe is this...Thanks I will definitely try this for my nxt home party...Thanks for this beautiful recipe...

Pooja said...

Hey Deesha..something is awaiting you in my blog at: http://myexperiencewithcooking.blogspot.com/2009/05/mushroom-fried-rice-and-my-50th-post.html

n33ma said...

Absolutely beautiful Pics!

Anisheetu said...

Great click again... Butter milk looks wonderful....

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

We make buttermilk...but your presentation is simply awesome, looks very cute like a recipe book cover page.