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August 19, 2021

Sambaram Recipe | Moru Vellam | Kerala Style Spiced Buttermilk


Every year during Onam Sadya, I try to make Sadya at home. I have shared nearly 5 different Sadya menu and posted in my blog. Pleasec check the links below. Dishes like Puli inji, avial, ada pradhaman, pazham, papadam are mandatory in every Sadya be it simple or elaborate. Similarly sambaram i.e Kerala style spiced buttermilk should be in the Onam sadya menu for sure.

Onam sadya will be incomplete without this sambaram. Its fondly known as moru vellam in Malayalam language. Spices like ginger, green chilli (Kanthari / Bird’s eye chilli), curry leaves and small onions is crushed coarsely and added to churned buttermilk. It gives a super flavor to the buttermilk and makes it more healthy. Sambaram is served at the end of the meal as it helps to digest the sadya food. 

Lets see how to make this tasty Kerala special spiced buttermilk / Moru vellam / Sambaram at home easily in 3 steps with video.

Sambaram recipe

Please check out my other Onam Sadya menu below :

Kerala Sambaram

Sambaram recipe | Moru vellam | Kerala buttermilk recipe

Sambaram recipe | Moru vellam | Kerala buttermilk recipe

Sambaram recipe | Moru vellam | Kerala buttermilk recipe for Onam sadya

Cuisine: Kerala
Category: Drink
Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

1 cup = 250ml
  • Curd - 1 cup
  • Water - 2 cups (adjust)
  • Salt - as needed
To crush coarsely
  • Bird's eye green chilli (Kanthari) or green chilli - 3 or 2
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Small onion - 6
  1. Take curd in a bowl. Add water, salt and churn it.
  2. Grind chilli, onion, ginger and curry leaves coarsely.
  3. Mix with buttermilk and serve it. Enjoy !
  • Take curd in a wide bowl. Add water and required salt. Churn well with a whisk. Check for taste and add more water if necessary.
  • Sambaram recipe
  • Grind green chilli, small onion, curry leaves and ginger coarsely using pulse option in your mixie. (Alternately, you can chop everything finely and add to buttermilk).
  • Sambaram recipe
  • Add to the churned buttermilk. Mix well and serve. Enjoy !Sambaram recipe


  • Quantity of water differs based on the sourness of curd.
  • You can add more green chilli if you like spicy taste. I made it less spicy.
  • Instead of grinding in mixie, you can use mortar and pestle and crush it coarsely.
  • Some people add the spices finely and add to buttermilk without grinding.

Healthy and tasty Kerala style spiced buttermilk Sambaram is ready !

 Sambaram recipe

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May 14, 2019

Mango Mastani Recipe Pune Style – Mango Recipes

mango mastani
Mango mastani is a popular dessert drink and a street food in Pune, Maharashtra. Mastani is basically a thick mango milkshake topped with vanilla ice cream or mango ice cream and nuts. Recently I watched an YouTube video from Sujata mastani shop, a popular outlet in Pune which sells mastani in different flavors. I got tempted to try at home and blog it as I didn’t post any mango recipes this year. 

Even though its my first attempt, it came out really tasty. You can use either vanilla ice cream or mango ice cream on top. In Sujata mastani recipe, they used mango ice cream. So I too followed the same. Its a must try recipe during this mango season. Friends, forget about the calories, try it and enjoy. Don’t forget to share your feedback with me. Ok, lets see how to make Pune style mango mastani recipe with step by step pictures.

Do check out my other MANGO RECIPES too !

mango mastani pune style

Mango mastani recipe in Pune style

Mango mastani recipe in Pune style

Pune style mango mastani recipe

Cuisine: North Indian
Category: Drink
Serves: 1 to 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

1 cup = 240ml
  • Ripe mango - 1
  • Sugar -  1 to 2 tbsp (adjust as per the taste of mango)
  • Boiled, chilled Milk - 1/2 cup
  • Mango ice cream - 2 scoops
  • Chopped Almond, Pista, Cashews, tutti frutti - a handful
  • Glazed cherries - 2 (to decorate)
  • Chopped mango – 2 to 3 tbsp
  1. Wash and slice mango skin. Chop it.
  2. Grind to a thick, pourable milkshake adding milk and sugar.
  3. Pour the milkshake to a glass. Top it with a scoop of mango or vanilla ice cream.
  4. Garnish with nuts, tutti frutti chopped mango and a cherry !
  5. Serve immediately !
  • Wash and slice the mango skin. Chop into small cubes. Boil milk and cool down.

  • In a mixie jar, take the chopped mango, sugar, 1 scoop ice cream and milk. Blend to a smooth, thick puree.
  • mango mastani recipe
  • Pour into a medium length glass till 3/4th of it. Top it with a scoop of vanilla or mango ice cream. Garnish with chopped nuts, mango pieces and tutti frutti (If you like). Place a glazed cherry on top. Serve immediately ! Enjoy ! mango mastani recipe


  • For variations you can add some chopped mango pieces in the bottom of glass and then pour the milkshake.
  • Tutti frutti is optional.
Try this easy, yummy mango mastani and enjoy !

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May 7, 2019

Easy Vanilla Popsicle Recipe – Milk Popsicle Without Condensed milk, Heavy Cream

vanilla popsicle recipe
Yesterday Raksha and her friend wanted to make some easy popsicle recipe for holiday activity. She was looking for vanilla popsicle recipe with milk and sugar. I told her to make it without condensed milk or heavy cream as I didn’t have both in my hand. She googled and found this recipe in cookclickndevour. Its a very simple and easy recipe with just 3 major ingredients milk, sugar and corn flour. Raksha and her friend made it under my supervision. I was not sure of the output as this popsicle is without any creamy ingredient like condensed milk or fresh cream. 

To our surprise, it came out very well. Kids became super happy to see the popsicle demolding beautifully. Only negative point is that this popsicle melts quickly and there may be few ice crystals while you eat. You should consume it immediately after taking out from the freezer. But this recipe wins your heart for sure. Friends do try this easy, yummy vanilla popsicle recipe along with your kids and enjoy ! Lets see how to make vanilla popsicle recipe with step by step pictures.

Do check out my other ice cream recipes !

Easy vanilla popsicle recipe

Easy vanilla popsicle recipe

Easy vanilla popsicle recipe

Easy vanilla popsicle recipe for kids. Its a yummy milk popsicle recipe without using heavy cream and condensed milk.

Cuisine: Indian
Category: Popsicle recipes
Serves: 5
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Hours Minutes
Total time: 10H 5Minutes

1 cup = 250ml
  • Boiled milk - 1 cup + 2 tbsp extra
  • Corn flour - 1 tsp
  • Sugar - 3 to 4 tbsp ( I used 3 tbsp)
  • Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
  • Popsicle mould - 5
  1. To make vanilla popsicle, mix 2 tbsp milk with corn flour without any lumps.
  2. Add 1 cup of milk, sugar and vanilla essence. Mix to dissolve sugar.
  3. Boil in medium flame for 5 minutes by stirring constantly.
  4. Cool down the milk and pour in popsicle mould.
  5. Freeze it for 12 hours. Take the mould and dip in cold water for a minute.
  6. Demold the popsicle and consume immediately !
  • In a wide bowl, take 2 tbsp of milk (Boiled milk at room temperature). Mix corn flour without lumps.

  • Add this milk to 1 cup of boiled milk at room temperature. Add sugar and vanilla essence. Mix till sugar dissolves completely.

  • Now boil the milk in low to medium flame for 5 minutes. Keep mixing the milk to avoid burnt bottom. Switch off the flame and cool down the milk completely. 
  • Easy vanilla popsicle recipe

    Easy vanilla popsicle recipe
  • Pour in the mould. Cover it with the lid. Freeze it overnight or minimum 12 hours. The next day remove the popsicle mold. Dip in water or shown it under tap water for a minute. Remove the lid and demold it carefully. Consume it immediately because this popsicle melts quickly. Enjoy !  Easy vanilla popsicle recipe


  • For variations you can use 1/4 cup of condensed milk instead of sugar.
  • For more creamy popsicle, you can use heavy cream or fresh cream. But you should beat the cream until stiff peaks form and then mix the milk and sugar to it.

Try this easy vanilla popsicle recipe and enjoy with your kids !
Easy vanilla popsicle recipe

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May 16, 2018

No Cook Mango Kulfi With Condensed Milk & Fresh Cream

No cook mango kulfi recipe
Here is my first recipe using mango this year. This is an easy, Instant Indian style no cook mango kulfi recipe with video using ripe mango, milk, milkmaid (condensed milk) and cream (Amul fresh cream or whipping cream). This is just a 2 step, grind and freeze recipe with minimal ingredients. I know I am late in starting mango recipes. But its better late than never, right 😉. Whenever my fellow blogger friends posted this no cook mango kulfi recipe, I got tempted to try at home. 

Luckily I happened to taste a mango matka kulfi from a local ice cream shop nearby my house. I was able to guess the ingredients easily. So based on the recipe in my mind, I browsed through and found Sharmilee’s recipe perfect to try. It came out very well as I expected. I prepared this kulfi in matka / mud pot, plastic kulfi moulds and in a small flat bowl to make serve as pieces.  You can find all of them in the pictures. 

Friends, try this easy mango kulfi / mambazha kulfi for your kids. As this is a no cook recipe, kids would be interested to prepare it by themselves 😊. They will love its creamy texture and lovely color for sure. Let this be a healthy summer treat with mangoes for them. So lets see how to make mango kulfi recipe with condensed milk and fresh cream.

Also check out my Eggless mango ice cream without ice cream maker,  Mango rasayanaMango kesari and mango payasam , Homemade mango Frooti drinkAamras for Poori.

Mango kulfi with condensed milk

Mango Kulfi Recipe With Condensed Milk

Mango Kulfi Recipe With Condensed Milk

Easy, no cook mango kulfi recipe with condensed milk and fresh cream

Cuisine: Indian
Category: Mango recipes
Serves: 4
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 6 Minutes
Total time: 11 Minutes


1 cup - 250ml
  • Ripe mango - 1 no ( 3/4 cup chopped)
  • Sweetened condensed milk - 1/4 cup +1 tbsp (I used Milkmaid)
  • Fresh cream - 1/4 cup ( Amul fresh cream, use thick cream)
  • Boiled milk - 1/3 cup ( at room temperature)
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Saffron threads - Few


  1. Wash and peel the skin of ripe mango. Chop into cubes.
  2. Take chopped mango, condensed milk, milk, thick fresh cream, cardamom and saffron.
  3. Grind to smooth paste.
  4. Fill in plastic kulfi moulds or matka, cover with butter paper.
  5. Freeze for 6 to 8 hours. Remove and serve immediately. Enjoy !


  • Wash and peel the skin of ripe mango. Chop into small cubes. Take the chilled Amul fresh cream. Do not shake the pack. Cut open the pack and scoop out the thick portion of fresh cream. Do not use the liquid part for making ice cream. You can use the liquid part to add in the gravies for chapathi.Set aside.

  • In a big mixie jar, take the chopped mango, condensed milk (milkmaid), boiled milk at room temperature, thick fresh cream, cardamom powder, saffron thread.
    Mango kulfi recipe with condensed milk
  • Grind to a smooth paste without adding more milk or water. Grind in a low speed till everything becomes paste. Kulfi mixture is ready.

  • Take the kulfi mould and fill in the kulfi mixture. If you don’t have kulfi mould, you can fill in small bowls or tumblers too. You can also pour the kulfi mixture in a flat bowl and cut into cubes as I did. Cover it with a butter paper. Make sure the butter paper touches the kulfi mixture. This helps to avoid ice crystals formation. Insert a popsicle stick and freeze for 6 to 8 hours. Overnight is the best.
    Mango kulfi recipe with condensed milk
  • Remove the kulfi mould from the freezer and show it under tap water for few seconds OR insert the kulfi mould in a bowl full of water. Now you can unmould the kulfi easily.  
    Mango kulfi recipe with condensed milk
  • Serve immediately and Enjoy !


  • You can use Amul mithai mate or homemade condensed milk in this recipe.
  • Adjust the quantity of condensed milk based on the sweetness of mango.
  • If you don’t have fresh cream in hand, you can skip it but creaminess would be less. Instead you can add the skin / malai of milk. 
  • Use only the thick part of fresh cream. So do not shake the fresh cream before opening. 
  • Do not use hot milk while grinding, mixture may curdle.
Easy, yummy, creamy mango kulfi – Enjoy !
Mango kulfi recipe with condensed milk

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April 17, 2018

Apple Chikoo Milkshake Recipe - Queen Palace Milkshake

Apple chikoo milkshake recipe
 Recently I saw this Apple chikoo milkshake/ Apple Sapodilla milkshake recipe in the milkshake menu of Salem Lakshmi hotel. When I saw it titled as Queen palace milkshake, I got tempted to try at home. The combination of apple, chiku/ sapodilla / sapota , ice cream, milk, vanilla and honey sounds new, healthy and interesting as well. I know many kids would refuse to eat whole fruits. For those fussy kids, fruits milkshake is the best option. As we add ice cream to it, it gives a thick, creamy taste with a nice flavor. Raksha never touches sapota fruit even though she had read its health benefits like its good for eyes, bones, develops immunity etc. But today she had a small glass of this milkshake without any complaints. We too liked it very much. Its so easy to make. Just combine all the ingredients and blend it. Tasty apple chikoo milkshake would be ready in minutes. Friends, do try this Queen palace milkshake recipe and let me know your feedback. Ok, lets see how to make it with step by step pictures.

Check out my musk melon milkshake, Avocado milkshake, Sharjah shake, Fruits & Vegetables Milkshake.
Apple sapota milkshake

Apple Chikoo Milkshake Recipe

Apple Chikoo Milkshake Recipe Apple chikoo milkshake recipe with ice cream and honey
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Milkshake recipes
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
  • Sapota / Sapodilla Fruit - 2 nos
  • Apple - 1 no
  • Boiled, Chilled Milk - 1 cup
  • Sugar or honey - 1 tbsp ( I used honey)
  • Vanilla essence - 1/4 tsp
  • Vanilla ice cream - 2 scoops
  1. Wash and peel the fruits. Cut and remove the seeds. 
  2. Blend the chopped fruits with other ingredients till smooth.
  3. Transfer to a glass, garnish with nuts if you like and serve immediately.
  • Wash and peel the skin of apple and sapodilla/ sapota using a peeler. Chop into big cubes and remove the seeds.
  • apple chikoo milkshake

    apple chikoo milkshake
  • In a big mixie jar, take the chopped fruits, honey, vanilla essence, ice cream and chilled milk. Grind till smooth.
  • apple chikoo milkshake

  • Pour the milkshake to a tall glass. Garnish with chopped nuts if you like. (I sprinkled my homemade caramel which I made for butterscotch ice cream). Serve immediately.
  • apple chikoo milkshake

    Enjoy !
Try this easy, healthy, yummy milkshake recipe and enjoy !
apple chiku milkshake
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April 9, 2018

Ganga Jamuna Juice Recipe - Orange Sweet Lime Juice Recipe

Ganga Jamuna juice recipe

Last year few readers requested me to share this Ganga Jamuna juice recipe that is most popular in juice shops. But I had no clue as I haven’t tasted or heard about it. Later I came to know Ganga Jamuna juice is nothing but a combination of orange juice and sweet lime juice (Mosambi) in equal quantity. Recently we had some fresh fruit juice in Salem Lakshmi hotel’s juice corner. There I clicked a picture of juice recipes given in the menu in Tamil. I have shared the picture in my Instagram page today. When I saw the recipe of this Ganga Jamuna juice in that list, I got tempted and tried it today. Its a very simple recipe but people make it in different ways based on their taste. Some people like to have a pulpy juice without sugar.It may taste slightly bitter because of grinding seeds and the skin. But I made a clear juice just by squeezing the fruits in hands, strained it and added sugar for taste. Raksha loved it a lot.I have shared both the methods below. For variations, you can mix pineapple juice and call it as Ganga Jamuna Saraswati juice. Soon I will share more juice recipes and milkshakes from that menu. Now lets see the most popular juice shop style Ganga Jamuna juice recipe with step by step pictures. Try it during this summer. Its a healthy thirst quencher drink. You will love its taste too.

Check out my Orange mocktail and other juice recipes.

Ganga Jamuna juice

Ganga Jamuna Juice Recipe

Ganga Jamuna Juice Recipe

How to make Ganga Jamuna Juice Recipe

Cuisine: Indian
Category: Juice Recipes
Serves: Serves 1
Prep time: 2 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 7 Minutes


1 cup = 250ml
  • Mosambi / Sweet lime - 1 no
  • Orange - 1 no
  • Water - as needed (based on sourness of fruits)
  • Sugar - 1 tbsp
  • Ice cubes - 2 nos
  • Salt / black salt – a pinch (optional)


  1. Wash and cut the fruits into two parts.
  2. Squeeze the juice. Add sugar, mix well.
  3. Strain the juice and discard the seeds and pulp.
  4. Check for taste and add some water if needed.
  5. Serve in a glass adding ice cubes.Enjoy !


  • Method 1 : Wash and cut the fruits into two as shown in the picture below. Remove the seeds.
    Ganga Jamuna juice
  • Squeeze the fruits using your hands or in a citrus juicer. Collect the juice in a bowl and add sugar to it. Mix well till sugar dissolves completely. Filter the juice in a glass. 
    Ganga Jamuna juice
  • Serve fresh adding few ice cubes ! Enjoy !
  • Method 2 : Wash and peel the skin of orange and sweet lime. Separate the segments and remove the seeds, fiber part.
  • Grind in a mixie adding sugar and little water. Transfer the juice to a bowl, strain it and enjoy in a serving glass adding few ice cubes.
  • If you like to have pulpy juice, no need to strain the juice.
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May 12, 2017

Mango Frooti Recipe – How To Make Frooti At Home

Mango frooti recipe
Homemade mango frooti recipe with video and step by step pictures. Frooti is my most favorite mango drink since childhood. I guess most of you are like me. On those days, for any small functions at home like birthday party or guest visits, Frooti bottle makes its presence without fail. My mom used to serve it as a welcome drink. Even though there are many soft drinks available in the market, the craze for this store bought mango drinks like Frooti, Maaza or Slice never goes away. But once my family had a bad experience after drinking Frooti in a tetra pack. It must be an old stock I guess. So we stopped buying it and started running miles away whenever I see it in functions or parties. I restrict Raksha & Sendhil too. 

Last week I bought few alphonso mangoes and a raw mango to try some interesting recipes with it. When I was browsing for it, I saw few homemade Frooti recipe. I never imagined Frooti making process at home would be so easy with very less ingredients and that too without any preservatives. What else I need to try this !. I became very happy and tried it immediately with an over ripen mango which I wanted to finish off. This juice came out yummilicious in taste. It tasted very close to Frooti, Maaza or any store bought mango drink. 

Sendhil & Raksha loved it and gave a big thumbs up. You can make this as concentrate, refrigerate & store it, add ice cold water to dilute it and drink chilled anytime.The best part is we didn’t get any stomach pain, loose stools, cold/throat infection or fever.

 As everyone says, homemade is always the best !! Now I don’t have to buy the highly priced mango drink from shops anymore. I have tried this drink thrice so far with different mangoes and observed few points.

To make a perfect homemade Frooti recipe, you must follow this.

1. Use only Alphonso mangoes. It works the best ! Taste differs for Badami, malgova or Banganapalli mangoes. 2. Mango should be over ripen. Make sure it doesn’t have sour taste. You can clear off the over ripen ( about to decay) mangoes by making this drink. 3. The ratio of ripe mango & raw mango should be 2:1 based on the size of raw mango. Raw mango is just to give mild tanginess. 4. Quantity of sugar differs as per the sweetness of mango. 5. Color of the juice also varies based on the color of mango.

Now I can confidently prepare this mango juice for my guests.  You too try this recipe in this summer vacation for your kids and family. I am sure your kids will sing  “ Mango Frooti Fresh and Juicy”.

Ok, Lets see how to make Homemade mango Frooti recipe with step by step pictures and a video !

Mango Frooti Recipe

Homemade Mango Frooti Recipe - How to make Frooti drink at home

Homemade Mango Frooti Recipe - How to make Frooti drink at home Mango Frooti Recipe - How to make mango frooti drink at home without any preservatives and very less ingredients !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Drinks
Serves: 4 glasses
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
  • Over ripen Alphonso mango - 1 no  (1 cup chopped)
  • Raw mango - 1/2 no (If small sized mango or 1/4 part of big mango) (1/2 cup chopped) 
  • Sugar - 1/4 to 1/2 cup (Adjust)
  • Water - 3 to 4 cups
  • Ice cubes – while serving

  • Wash and peel the skin of raw mango & ripe mango. Chop into pieces.
    Homemade Frooti Recipe
  • In a pressure cooker, take the chopped mango pieces, add 1/3 cup sugar and 2 cups of water ( If you want to make thick concentrate, add 1 cup of  water). Pressure cook in very low flame for 2 whistles or till mango cooks soft.
    Homemade Frooti Recipe
    Homemade Frooti Recipe
  • Open the cooker after the steam is released.Strain it and filter the cooked water. Keep it aside till use.

    Homemade Frooti Recipe 
  • Grind the cooked mango to a pulp without adding water. Mix this pulp with the cooked mango water. Mix well and strain it again to remove the fiber part of mango. Discard the fiber part.
    Homemade Frooti Recipe - How to make mango frooti at home
    Homemade Frooti Recipe
  • Mix the mango juice well and check for taste and thickness. If you want to store as concentrate, pour in a glass bottle and refrigerate it. If serving immediately, add 1/2 to 1 cup water and adjust the consistency. If sugar is less, add little more sugar and mix well. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours till chilled.
    Homemade Frooti Recipe -How to make mango frooti at home
  • Put some ice cubes in a glass and pour the drink. Serve immediately ! This drink stays good for 3 days if refrigerated !

    Enjoy !
  • Use over ripen alphonso mango for best taste.
  • Adjust the quantity of sugar and water as per taste and desired consistency.
  • Some recipes suggested equal quantity of ripe mango and raw mango. But I feel 2:1 ratio would be fine.

Enjoy yummy, juicy homemade Mango Frooti !
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