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Sambaram| Pacha Moru| Morum vellam

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Sambaram….being a down to the earth mallu..I love this drink…At home we simply call it pacha moru…its an everyday drink back at my home in kerala..but living in my part of the world here..I dont make it that often,only because fresh milk is not easily available here 😦

This drinks to my mind those memories of my dearest grandfather..who used to love farming a lot.He was a college principal and  a Botany professor,a chancellor at a famous university,an Ncc Major..the list is endless…back from college,he spent his time and energy in  in our backyard….a really simple man.He had that special love towards farming in our parambu(huge farm behind the house)..where there used be a zillion different varieties of trees and plants..It used to be  a pleasure taking a walk in the parambu with the wind blowing through the sugar canes and bamboo trees..the swaying Thengu(coconut trees..if i start taking about his plants and plantations..this post would not suffice!He was truly a man with a green thumb…!It was my duty(being the only grandchild) at those times, to carry for him this Pacha moru,prepared by my grandma, in a steel jug.I used to take special pride in doing that…He was a person I respected and admired a lot right from my childhood.Now he is no more..He was a highly respected man in the society and a truly handsome gem of a man, a pride of his children,grandchildren and great grandchildren!Even now when I go back for holidays to my native in kerala during holidays,I am still known to people and places where I go as his grand daughter!Memories of him truly brings tears to my eyes ..This post is dedicated to my dearest Vellya papa(Grandpa)!!


  1. Thick yoghurt – 2 cups(chilled)
  2. Water – 1 cup
  3. Salt – to taste
  4. Green Chilli – 1
  5. Curry Leaves – a small sprig
  6. Ginger – 1/2 tsp finely chopped


  • Add the water to the chilled yoghurt and whisk well.To this add chopped (green chilly,curry leaves and ginger).Add salt and whisk well again.
  • Transfer into serving glasses and serve chilled and Enjoy!!