April 29, 2014

Masala Chaas Recipe ( Spiced Buttermilk)| Drink Recipes

I prefer natural ways to beat the heat. In that sense, it will be an understatement if i say i m crazy about fresh juices, shakes and smoothies. Plus i m a huge yogurt fan. While i m whipping up fruity mocktails and shakes a lot during summer, this spiced buttermilk is a regular at home. We prefer some creamy and mildly spiced buttermilk to beat the afternoon heat when mercury torments us the most. It s a fabulous way to keep the body cool with some earthy goodness of cumin and some refreshing mint. And its a preservative free economical way to enjoy buttermilk.



Recipe For Masala Chass- Spiced Buttermilk
( Learn to make masala chaas, a mildly spiced buttermilk recipe)

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: Nil
Serves 3 to 4 largish glasses
Allergy Info: Gluten free, Nut and Soy Free
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Indian

Ingredients

Thick fresh yogurt 2/3 c
Coriander (cilantro) leaves 3 tbsp chopped finely
Mint leaves 10 chopped finely
Ginger grated 1 tsp
Lemon juice 2 tsp
Roasted cumin powder 1 tsp
Chilled water 2.5 cups
Salt to taste

To Serve

Ice cubes a few
Roasted cumin powder 1/2 tsp

Notes
1. You can make this ahead and store in the fridge. But while doing so, add lemon juice just before serving.
2. Addition of ginger is optional. You can also add a green chilly in its place.
3. Feel free to add more water if you find the buttermilk too thick.
4. For best results, use a immersion blender to whisk the mixture. A electric hand beater also works well.

Directions

In a blender, place 2 tbsp yogurt, cilantro, mint and ginger and grind to a puree.
Now, add this paste to the remaining yogurt along with cumin powder, salt, water and lemon juice.
Whisk thoroughly.
To serve, place ice cubes in a glass, pour buttermilk until a little more than 3/4 th full.
Sprinkle cumin powder on top.

Serve immediately. 

5 comments :

  1. Looks so refreshing... The pics r droolworthy...

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  2. Me too a big fan of our humble Mor!!! Chaas looks tempting and that color on top, awesome!!!

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  3. Love this, perfect and healthy cooler for the summer..

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  4. Wow,perfect thirst quencher for this summer :)

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