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A healthy yogurt drink – Neer mor

I absolutely love this drink & i cannot go a day without it. There are many variations of this drink from different parts of india. This one is a savory version called Neer mor; its also called as spiced buttermilk/majige. The sweet version of this drink is called Lassi. And its also called as Chaas. No matter how many names, but it all comes down to 2 basic ingredients – Yogurt & water and the rest is just flavor.

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If i’m to market this drink i’d describe it as “The first sip is so refreshing & cooling that its going to take you to a state of relaxation as it touches all the chakras of your body”. Its simply refreshing during the summer heat.

What you need :

Yogurt : 3/4th cup

Water : 2 cups

Salt : 2/4 tsp

Ginger : 1/2 inch piece

Lemon juice : 1 tbsp

Chaat masala : 2/4 tsp (optional)

Mustard seeds : 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp

Coriander leaves : 1 tbsp chopped

Curry leaves : 1 tbsp chopped

Method :

– Add Yogurt, ginger, salt, lemon juice, chaat masala & water in a blender. Blend it all smooth.

(People generally add chilies too, but i skip it. If you prefer chilies, add half chilly too)

– Take a small tempering pan, add 1/2 tsp oil. Once hot, add the mustard seeds and let it crackle. Then add the curry leaves & it will sizzle. Immediately add them to the buttermilk.

– Lastly, pour them to glasses & finish off with some coriander leaves on top.

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You should refrigerate these for 15 mins before drinking as its best served cool. Also the flavors will get well blended if you leave it aside for a while.

I prefer to make this using homemade curd, as it tastes totally yum. But store bought yogurt serves good too. 🙂

This has many variations, you can give it a mint flavor by using mint leaves. You can make it sweet by adding sugar instead of salt. You can add small, fine cucumber pieces in it for a crunch.

 

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