How to make Sambharam - Diluted yogurt mixed with crushed green chillies, lemon leaves and curry leaves and served as a cooling drink

This recipe is contributed by Member Smitha Sreenivasan.

Main Ingredients : Yogurt (दही), Green chillies (हरी मिर्च )

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Beverages

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

For more recipes related to Sambharam checkout Piyush, Chocolate Lassi, Lassi, Pudina Chaas . You can also find more Beverages recipes like Paneer Kulcha, Barbecue Mocktail, Water Melon Lemonade, Horchta.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Sambharam Recipe

  • Yogurt 1 cup

  • Green chillies 2

  • Lemon leaves chopped 4

  • Curry leaves 1 sprig

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Whisk the yogurt, add 1 cup water, and whisk again till smooth.

Step 2

With a mortar and pestle crush green chillies, lemon leaves, curry leaves and salt. Add to the butter milk. Serve cold.