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Thursday, April 18, 2013

       Neer more/ neer mor (spiced buttermilk) is a perfect body cooling drink for summer. Neer mor and panagam both are offered on Tamizh new year and on Rama navami too. Since both the festivals falls over the summer month (Chithirai), we make this and offer to God and distribute to others too. No fancy items needed or no complicated too, still I am posting the recipe for buttermilk (spiced) because, tomorrow is Rama Navami. In MIL side, we dont celebrate Rama navami, but mom always does. So here is the way I do neer more (south Indian way of making spiced buttermilk). I am not sure if we temper it if we are offering to God, still I made this way.


Neer mor recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Drink
Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 2 mins    Serves: 4


Thick curd/ plain yogurt - 1 cup

Water* - 4 cups

Green chilli - 2

Chopped ginger - 1 tblsp

Chopped coriander - 1 tblsp

Chopped curry leaves - 1 sprig

Salt - As needed

Asafoetida - 1 pinch

Lemon(optional) - 1/2

*Adjust water quantity depending upon your curd's thickness and sourness.

To temper

Oil - 1 tsp

Mustard - 1 tsp

Asafoetida - 1 pinch

Curry leaves - 1 sprig


  1. Chop ginger, green chilly, coriander and curry leaves very finely. In a deep large bowl, place the thick curd.
  2. 1-neer-mor
  3. Beat the curd smoothly and add all the other items including salt. Add water and mix well. If needed, squeeze in the lemon.
  4. 2-neer-more
  5. Temper the items given under ‘To temper’ table and mix it to the buttermilk. Keep refrigerated to have it chill, when ever needed.
  6. 3-neer-mor


    • If the buttermilk is not that sour and you need to make a lot, then you can squeeze lemon. Or even if you like the flavour, you can.
    • Add a pinch of asafoetida raw and rest while tempering, both together gives a great flavour.
    • Instead of chopping finely, you can also try grinding the chilly, ginger and few curry leaves to add it in the buttermilk.
    • At the time of serving, I strain and drink, still the flavour will be there.
    • You can use hand blender with whisk too.
    • Make sure you beat/ whisk the buttermilk well coz, the frothy top adds a lot of flavor :)

Serve chilled and keep yourself cool this summer by drinking lots of buttermilk. Spiced buttermilk! Check out the panakam recipe too!

recipe for buttermilk

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  1. Love to have this anytime of the day. Perfect one for this hot summer

  2. Perfect summer drink

  3. TH loves this and we drink it through the day on weekends. I use readymade buttermilk though. Makes my job easier :D

  4. Traditional cooler for this summer...

  5. Perfect thirst quencher.

  6. Healthy body cooler, beautiful thirsty quencher.

  7. perfect for a hot summer day

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  9. Looks so comforting and cooling.

  10. natural cooler, love it anytime...beautiful presentation as always..nice clicks too

  11. thanks for the recipe. though it is a simple recipe, i was expecting someone to post recipes of simple buttermilk and also juices. Would you post some fruit juices which we usually drink outside?

  12. Raks, Just to let you know your recipe photo for baby corn manchurian seems to have been plagiarised as another blogger http://www.bhavnaskitchen.com/baby-corn-manchurian/ is claiming the photo as her own on the site.

    Always Happy

    1. Thank you very much! I have messaged her to remove, lets wait and see her response.

  13. simple and perfect thirst quencher.....

  14. Looks amazing ! Healthy one too...

  15. Will try this and let u know :)

  16. Best summer coolant! Nice presentation!!

  17. beautifully presented Raks! Love to have it everyday in summer.

  18. All Time traditional rocking cooling drink ........:).
    Presentation was just beautiful......:)


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