Friday, June 3, 2011

Spicy Cucumber Buttermilk / Vellari Neer Mor

When we were kids we always used to enjoy summer holidays at grandma's. We used to play all day with our cousins not worrying about the hot weather. Those were the days when the fast foods or bottled drinks were not famous much and all food and coolers where home made daily with fresh ingredients and lots of love by grandma and aunts. Other than the regular meals, mid-mornings and evenings are always time for something cool, like flavored buttermilk, kambu koozh (Pearl millet porridge), ragi koozh (Finger millet porridge), fruit juices, cut fruits etc.,. Time for another summer cooler now. 


Ingredients:
Curd/Yogurt - 3/4 cup
Water - 2 1/2 cups
Cucumber - 1 big - cubed - approx 1.5 cup chopped
Salt - to taste
Green chillis - 1/2 of a small one (Do not add more than that)
Cilantro / Coriander leaves - 2 twigs
Grated ginger - to garnish
Method:
Blend together the curd and water in a blender adding salt to taste. You may use buttermilk if you have. If using store bought buttermilk, dilute with some water to make about 3 1/2 cups and make sure it is not sour. Set aside. Now add the cucumber to the blender with about 1 cup of buttermilk (just made). Pop in the green chillies and cilantro. Blend until smooth and mix with the remaining buttermilk. Serve chilled with cilantro and grated ginger.
Tip: You can even garnish with little asafoetida fried in a little oil.
P.S. The green colored lining in the glass is the cucumber peel, which I used like a ribbon to give a colorful accent to the glasses..
Sending this to Serve It-Chilled event happening at Denny's Oh Taste n See.


37 comments:

  1. Omg, stunning clicks, feel like finishing those irresistible buttermilk, wat a fabulous drink to beat the heat..

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  2. Looks very refreshing, reminds me of my childhood days. Lovely clicks.

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  3. cool and refreshing drink and the pictures are so nicely captured too. gorgeous green colour

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  4. Great for summer...superb snaps..

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  5. spicy delicious combination haven't had like this

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  6. Omg, stunning clicks, wat a fabulous drink to beat the heat..

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  7. Makes me thirsty.Apt for the season.

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  8. Refreshing and perfect cooler...

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  9. Looks refreshing and healthy.. awesome presentation dear.. thanks for the recipe :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  10. Super refreshing drink..natural cooler.. U also using the collage it seems..Have fun making collages..:)

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  11. ஆஹா,ஊர் ஞாபகம் வருதே! :)

    வெள்ளரி சேர்த்து நீர்மோர்,நல்ல ஐடியா.

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  12. Wow amazing presentation...for a minut i tot its layered ...great kirthi

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  13. Refreshing and super cool healthy drink.

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  14. Stunning pics!!!! I love this one...Only diff is I had mint instead of cilantro...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  15. Really so beautiful pictures...and the drink looks so refreshing.

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  16. Very soothing and refreshing buttermilk . Excellent drink.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  17. Wow!!! What a fantastic drink! Delicious and oh so tempting!

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  18. wow...
    nice refreshing drink
    cool clicks dear..

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  19. Wow!!! loved the green colour a lot. Nice clicks. Never had this before. Refreshing drink.

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  20. Very nice presentation... I love the lovely green colour.. superb:)
    Reva

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  21. Stunning pictures..refreshing and tasty drink.

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  22. What a lovely colour... A refreshing drink, just love all the ingredients in that... Nice presentation too!!

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  23. Awesome pics kiri..mouthwatering...

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  24. Real cool drink for the summer


    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  25. wow!!!
    I know cucumber juice is good to health but i really dont like to drink them alone...but now i got great way of making this juice...
    thnX for posring krithi...:)
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  26. Such a healthy and refreshing drink...

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  27. Thats a lovely and refreshing drink!

    Lite Bite

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  28. Nice clicks..looks really refreshing..

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  29. Gorgeous pictures Krithi! Lovely green and beautifully presented too! Would make a great thirst-quencher in this summer heat.

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  30. Awesome clicks Krithi !! so colorful and refreshing drink !!

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  31. refreshing drink on a hot summer day...looks very interesting too.

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  32. great clicks krithi as usual, this is my fav and looks truly inviting !

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  33. Looks very refreshing!

    -Lavanya
    http://recipecongeries.blogspot.com

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  34. Perfect clicks!!! All time fav very refreshing drink!!!

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  35. I am going to give this a try .. looks perfect type of drink i enjoy! That green color at the bottom of the glass .. classic touch. I had though that was some jelly :)
    www.sunshineandsmile.com

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