Skyrocketing heat, catastrophic fire warnings and heavy wind force…my god what have we not had this week!! with such huge variations in temp, prep for emergency evacuations what we miss to do is hydrate ourselves. The dry climate just is equally bothering as the sweaty humid ones.
With temperatures soaring and sweating increased yet another one to watch out is the mineral balance. The best way to have your water levels maintained is to sip on electrolyte-rich drinks. Being diuretic coffee, tea and alcohol really do not help you here. Water laden fruits and veggies are a great one to keep you going as well.
Cooling buttermilk based drinks
Cooling buttermilk based drinks are popular during summers. These thinned out traditional buttermilk based preparations are the best to beat the heat strategies for the humid environment. The buttermilk used for this preparation is yoghurt which is churned with the addition of some water till the butter is completely removed. In an earlier post, spiced buttermilk the process of acidification is explained in detail.
This skimmed buttermilk created a frothy salt lassi style drink with a gentle nudge from the added spices.
The probiotic content of the naturally fermented buttermilk is quite a well know fact to keep your gut healthy.
Addition of vegetables.
Just like creating a smoothie, adding small amounts of herbs and vegetables to the thinned out buttermilk actually help to make it up by fibre content and good benefits. The ones I love to add are of course herbs, spinach, avocado or cucumbers. When I have a handful of medicinal herbs like brahmi here I totally go for it.
In the post vellarakeerai pachadi ( brahmi pachadi), I have given some of the nutritional and ayurvedic benefits of this herb. Do take a look.
Serve this buttermilk recipe with kosumbari for a light dinner.
Nowadays I hardly find the brahmi plant and my attempt to grow them failed with the winter months. While I re-attempt, you check out the recipe and enjoy the benefits. Don’t miss to share if you have suggestions to get them growing and how you enjoy this recipe. Leave the ideas and thoughts in the discussion below. Tag us as you make any of our recipes and see you again soon.
Brahmi neer mor
buttermilk drink with Indian Pennywort
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 1/4 tsp roasted cumin powder
- 1/4 tsp pink salt
- 2 tbsp indian pennywort ( chopped fine)
- To the blender add the buttermilk, the roasted cumin, the chopped brahmi and pink salt (senda namak) and blend.
Freezing Pennywort leaves It is easy to store the pennywort leaves frozen. Wash the leaves in plenty of water, rinse two to three times as it may have a lot of mud on it. drain it and maybe use a salad spinner to drain the water. chope the leaves fine and add to a freezable box. Store frozen to about 2 months.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
That is such a healthy and refreshing drink to take in hot and dry weather. Adding pennywort to buttermilk is new to me – will have to look for that in the grocery store here.
Hey that’s a fabulous way to beat the heat with this super simple and easy drink recipe. I have never heard or tried using pennywort in buttermilk.
Thanks for fab share.
Seema have been reading about the recent fires in Australia. It must be so scary. Its best to keep hydrated during these hot and dry weather conditions. Adding brahmi to buttermilk is an awesome idea. Brahmi is suppose to be really good for the brains.
Neermor is the best thing you can have in blistering heat for sure… I love the addition of the greens, makes it even more healthier…
Adding brahmi to buttermilk is a grean idea. Brahmi is such a miracle herb and believed to increase intelligence naturally. Combining with buttermilk sounds so healthy and refreshing!!
Such a refreshing drink and the brahmi leaves do have many benefits. I need to find them now Seema.
Brahmi is suppose to be really good for us. Addition of brahmi in buttermilk here is an awesome idea Seema. Although I have not tried brahmi yet, still this is a super simple and easy drink recipe
Ayurveda is full of miracle herbs and plants. Brahmi is such a wonder herb.. adding it to buttermilk not only cools the body but also has lot of other health benefits.. very nice share..take care and keep yourself and family hydrated and cool.
To beat the heat chass or yogurt drink is the best drink one can have. Loving the idea of adding Brahmi into the chass for its medicinal value. Keep safe.
I have heard a lot about Brahmi but have never used it or tasted it before. Neer more is the best thirst quencher and I am a very big fan of it. Love the frothy buttermilk that you have in the pictures!
Wow we definitely need to add bhrami to our diet. This buttermilk looks awesome n sounds like an awesome way to hydrate.
Wow, I love to have neer more on summer days but never had with brahmi. This is one new drink.
This surely is a great ideaof adding brahmi to buttermilk! I love to add herbs such as mint or coriander. Now this one is new to me. I’m glad I came across this post. Thanks for sharing. This summer I will try to source out pennywort for my lassi.
Neha, Brahmi is very easy to grow and herbal shops and occasionally Indian grocery store carries them. Hopefully you will fins some to try this recipe.
Seema, this neer mor sounds so refreshing.. it sounds similar to Punjabi Lassi, where we add spices along with mint. I have never heard of Pennywort, something new. What is it?
Indian pennywort is gotugola or brahmi. It is a memory-boosting ayurvedic herb. Hopefully, you will come across this sometime soon. Neer mor, unlike lassi, is much thinner as it is much watered down to beat the heat kind of thin drink.
Brahmi is a wonderful herb especially for the brain . Impressed with the idea of using it in buttermilk. Kids would also love to sip on tasty brahmi flavored mor …
In fact, they would never realize it is brahmi! That is the best part.