Masala Chhas ~ Spiced Buttermilk
As a child, I never used to like any sort of dairy products! Plain milk is still in my hate-list… But gradually, I developed a good taste for all other things i.e. curd, buttermilk, paneer, cheese etc. etc. I’m still on moderate stage when it’s about using cheese generously in any dish!!! But other than that, I’m fine with everything, specially when it comes to be a bowl of curd :)
I feel strange at times when I grab a bowl of yogurt with dinner and finish it off like a clean, washed one! Things have changed… And all these years, I found many more ways to make me like these dairy products :) One of them is ‘Masala Chaas’ ~ Spiced Buttermilk… Have it with any sort of Indian food, and I’m sure it will add a star to your lunch/dinner plate :)
Makes: 2 servings
1 cup Curd
1.5 Glasses of Chilled Water
2-3 Sprigs of Coriander Leaves
5-6 Mint Leaves
1/2 tsp cumin powder, roasted
1/2″ piece of ginger
1/2 Green Chilly
Black Salt, to taste
STEPS TO FOLLOW:
- Take all the ingredients in a jar.
- Blend them to make smooth consistency drink.
- Garnish with chopped coriander and mint leaves and serve chilled!
Eliminate green chilly if you don’t prefer to add heat factor :)
Make half buttermilk glass and half selzer water/plain soda for refreshing drink.
my fav.. very refreshing
I love chaas…. I have it on most days as simple majjiga as we call it in Telugu; 1 part dahi churned with 3 parts water. Sometimes I add hing to it other times not even salt.
I love Chaas/lassi made with full cream home made yoghurt!! The addition of coriander and other herbs takes it to a higher level.