Cucumber Buttermilk / Vellari Neer More

Cucumber is the one which makes an entry to my home when summer comes. Slicing it into four and sprinkling salt, red chilli powder is my way of eating it. If it is too tender, I eat it as such.

I make cucumber buttermilk often at home during summer and I use only tender cucumbers. When a reader requested to post summer drinks, I prepared this buttermilk last week. But I didn't have the tender cucumber by time of preparing it. So, I used the cucumber which were about to become fruit. There was no difference in taste, but additionally I ended up in filtering it out to remove seeds as it was not tender. I kept on hold to post this recipe, Since I was not satisfied with the pictures. Badly, I didn't have any other recipes to post today and this cucumber buttermilk made an entry here.
Basic Information:
Preparation Time: <15 minutes
Cooking Time: Nil
Serves: 2-4 persons

Ingredients:

Cucumber - 1 cup, skin removed and sliced
Plain yogurt / Curd - 2 cups
Cold water - 2-3 cups
Ginger - 2 inch length piece, sliced
Curry leaves - 4 strings, roughly torn
Asafoetida - a big pinch
Salt - to taste

Method:

1) In a deep vessel, mix curd and water. Churn it using whisk / hand blender / Mathu. Keep it aside.
2) Take sliced cucumber and ginger in a mixer / food processor and make a smooth paste. Coarse paste is fine too if you are not able to blend it smooth.
3) Add this to the butter milk and mix well. If you find seeds, then filter it to discard seeds.
4) Add asafoetida, salt and curry leaves. Mix well again.
5) Pour in glasses and serve chill.
Notes:
1) Increase or decrease the water and salt quantity as per your preference.
2) You can also do seasoning for this buttermilk. Since I prepare it often, I skip the seasoning to avoid oil to the healthy drink.
3) If you use tender cucumber(Baby Cucumber), grind it without removing skin and directly mix it with buttermilk and consume. No need to filter it out unless you find seeds.

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19 comments:

wow..the drink name itself make me feel fresh :) i too love this cucumber n buttermilk combo..need that glass rt now...healthy drink too!!

i would say Double cooler - cucumber with curd...

cooling drink looks wonderful

Best summer coolent , love the addition of cucumber in mor

good one :) infact it makes ur body more cool :) great capture !

its really a double cooler dear...love to finish this whole glass...

Never tried the combination of cucumber and buttermilk...sounds very refreshing

cucumber will make it more cool :)

Cool post,Yummy mor....carving for a glass now:)

very cooling and real thirst quencher

very different and delicious drink with all cooling goodness in it.. tempting me !! :)

Very healthy and refreshing cooler dear

yummy and refreshing drink uma. I love a little bit of jeera powder on top beautiful pic.

very healthy n refreshing drink...

Wonder full healthy natural drink for this summer beat..superb tips for thirsty summer :)

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What will be the effect of this drink.... If consumed At night on body systems? what kind of digestive imbalance it may create for old age? What will be the effect of this drink in monsoon season and winter season?.... Can u guide me with ur wisdom or to some site where I may find answers to these questions.

What will be the effect of this drink.... If consumed At night on body systems? what kind of digestive imbalance it may create for old age? What will be the effect of this drink in monsoon season and winter season?.... Can u guide me with ur wisdom or to some site where I may find answers to these questions.

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