Mattha - Spiced Buttermilk

The days are already getting warmer in the American Southwest. Its hard to believe that spring has just sprung, because temperatures are already in the upper 80s. Melons and coconut water are sneaking into the refrigerator. An inexpensive way to beat the heat is spiced buttermilk, like the ones my mom used to make. Diluted yogurt with a bit of salt, sugar and a sprig or two of herbs is a good electrolyte during summer in India. Summer in the desert is no less brutal. Hence, I make spiced buttermilk quite often, each time a little different.

This time I prepared it with crushed cumin and ginger. If this sounds familiar, you may have seen it at Food For Thought, by Ashwini. Even a humble drink like this looks glamorous in her blog, thanks to her knack with the camera. Her gorgeous photos have always been an inspiration to me. This is my entry to Sig’s MBP – Drinks, an event started by Coffee.

Mattha - Spiced Buttermilk

16 comments:

Kalai said...

Nice entry, Suganya! Mor is so refreshing in the warm weather. :)

Nags said...

i made spiced buttermilk for MBP too, from Sailus blog :) recipe is slightly different though! :)

Jyothsna said...

I just posted spiced buttermilk too! :)

Priya said...

This is a perfect thirst quencher, my mom would serve this (with hand crushed jeera & cury leaves) as a must whenever we had tiffins like dosa, adai for dinner. I used to like the ones sold in packets in the railway station dairy counters. I think they add crushed green chilli giving it a sharp taste.
And hey, did you change your photo host with this pic, cos I can't see it from the office :((

Bharathy said...

Neer-mor or Sambharam or Mattha..all have the same effect!...
Soothingly Refreshing! :)
Great post!:)

Sia said...

sug, looks like we both have same MBP entries:) i too have buttermilk coming up for sig :) i can drink it in gallons and never get tired of it;)

Suganya said...

Kalai, Mor is an absolutely necessity in my house, summer or winter.

Nags, is there even a recipe for spiced buttermilk? :). But refreshing no matter how its prepared.

I noticed, Jyothsna. Can I say 'same pinch'? ;)

Priya, Train journeys are never complete w/o mor packets :). And, I think the problem is with your system. May be your office box blocks the images.

Thanks, Bharathy.

Sia, I see so many buttermilk entries for Sig's MBP. Looks like summer is fast approaching.

Anonymous said...

Ok your pic is no less gorgeous. Strange but I have never tried buttermilk, should make some soon.
And I envy you with that temp

sandeepa

Dee said...

Just looking at it quenched half my thirst !!!! Summer IS depressing here :(

Namratha said...

Spring hasn't quite sprung here yet, unfortunately!! It's way too cold for March :( Love the buttermilk, good for any day!

Dhivya said...

refreshing drink:)lovely entry

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

My husband loves buttermilk and always put sugar in it, but I think I will try the other flavors on him too.

Padmaja said...

My summer drink Sugs, Only thing thats missing here on my side is sun, if thats out, I guess you know what I am going to have to spice up

Pooja said...

I thought ot make this before it strikes in my mind with Seema's drink. Picture is gorgeous. Curd, I like in any form of it:P . lovely entry for MBP.

Sig said...

Thanks for the entry Suganya, I love moru and now I have lots of varieties of it to play with in summer... :)

Dee & Chai said...

Made us remember the good old days of India!

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