Saturday, May 26, 2012

Flavored Buttermilk, a refreshing summercooler

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Here is a simple recipe for a refreshing summercooler made with skimmed buttermilk. Grand-mom had a special wooden buttermilk churner that she used to separate butter and buttermilk from fresh home-made curd. She always had a fresh batch of this flavored buttermilk to drink post-lunch and also serve to guests.Grand-mom was hospitality personified.
 I got one wooden buttermilk churner from India but I hardly used it so I passed it on to mom.I just use store-bought skimmed buttermilk to make this easy breezy summer cooler.
How do you like dry flowers as props? I got 2 dozen long-stemmed roses from hubby for this Mother's Day. For sentimental reasons,  I want to keep these (dry) flowers as long as possible as it is a rarity that I get flowers from him. I love the way the pictures have turned out.

My "Mother's Day" Rose Bouquet:

  • 2 Cups Cultured Fat-free Buttermilk
  • 1-1/2 Cups Water
  • 1/2 Small Carrot
  • 1/2 Small Seedless Cucumber
  • A piece of Raw Mango
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • A handful of Cilantro
  • 4-5 Curry Leaves
  • A small piece Fresh Ginger
  • Salt as needed
  • Whisk the buttermilk, water and salt.
  • Finely chop the green chilies and remove seeds. Also finely chop the curry leaves, cilantro, cucumber. Grate the carrot, mango and ginger. Add all these chopped and grated ingredients to the diluted buttermilk. Store in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. 
  • Serve chilled.

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  1. Dear Lassie
    The photographs are just too good, lighting , composition and sharpness!
    Very nice recipe , I like it.
    Nowadays I am drinking store bought butter milk , never tried before ! It is good , but bit thicker than the home made ones.

  2. Buttermilk is all time favorite during this hot summer..lovely sweet of your husband..

  3. cucumber in buttermilk is super refreshing drink

  4. Delicious and a Definite Summer cooler!!Love that Glass Jar!!!

  5. Fantastic drink for this super hot weather, lovely clicks.

  6. Very refreshing drink for hot summer,my favorite....the clicks are awesome dear...

  7. love the clicks girl!...refreshing drink!...i make it very often during summer...but its good for anytime!

  8. Buttermilk is such a wonderful cooler for these hot summer days.

  9. lovely roses!...n awsum buttermilk..carrot is giving it that special touch..wonderful!

  10. great photos...very different for me..not sure I would enjoy this but I would definitely try it!

  11. Just now I was planning to make some buttermilk and lol, I see your post.
    Love the presentation with dried flowers.

  12. Very very refreshing never add carrot to butter milk will try next time


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