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Homemade Masala Chaas Recipe | North Indian Spiced Buttermilk | Masala Buttermilk

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As the scorching summer heat takes its toll, nothing beats the sweltering temperatures quite like a tall glass of chilled masala buttermilk. This classic Indian beverage not only quenches your thirst but also offers a delightful burst of flavors and numerous health benefits.

Masala Chaas is a traditional Indian refreshing drink to chill the body in hot summers. Yesterday, again I made this drink and OMG! it was soo delicious and enjoyed spiced buttermilk a lot.

Recently I made plain chaas and that was also an awesome drink. You can try this recipe also.

Today I will guide you the whole process of making Masala Chaas (Spiced Buttermilk) in detail with pictures. So, if you make this drink as I’ve described in this blog then definitely you will make it twice.

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Ingredients

Curd/Buttermilk: The base of this delectable drink, curd (yogurt) or buttermilk is rich in probiotics, promoting gut health and aiding digestion.

Water: Diluting the curd with water creates the desired consistency, making it a refreshing drink.

Cumin Seeds: These impart a nutty flavor and aid digestion.

Green Chilies: For a hint of heat and a spicy kick.

Ginger: Adds a zingy taste and has anti-inflammatory properties.

Asafoetida (Hing): Enhances flavor and aids digestion.

Curry Leaves: A fragrant addition that elevates the taste.

Fresh Coriander Leaves: Chopped coriander adds a burst of freshness and enhances the overall appeal.

Mint Leaves: A handful of mint leaves not only cools but also adds a refreshing aroma.

Black Salt: This unique salt contributes to the distinct flavor profile of masala buttermilk.

 

Preparation of Masala Buttermilk

  1. Initially take a bowl and add 1 cup yogurt.NORTH-INDIAN-KITCHEN
  2. Whisk it well.NORTH-INDIAN-KITCHEN
  3. Pour 2 cups water in it.NORTH-INDIAN-KITCHEN
  4. Again Whisk it well. It will help to fully mix curd with water.NORTH-INDIAN-KITCHEN
  5. Now append 1 sliced green chili.NORTH-INDIAN-KITCHEN
  6. Add 4-5 pieces ginger(1inch each), it will enhance the flavor of chaas.NORTH-INDIAN-KITCHEN
  7. Put 10-12 curry leaves.NORTH-INDIAN-KITCHEN
  8. Append few fresh coriander leaves.NORTH-INDIAN-KITCHEN
  9. Now add 1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder, 1 teaspoon black salt, 1/4 teaspoon chaat masala & 1/4 teaspoon roasted cumin powder.NORTH-INDIAN-KITCHEN
  10. Transfer the whole mixture to a blender jar. Blend it until all the spices and herbs get mixed.NORTH-INDIAN-KITCHEN
  11. Transfer the prepared chaas back to the bowl.NORTH-INDIAN-KITCHEN
  12. Put 6-8 ice cubes to give chillness to the drink.NORTH-INDIAN-KITCHEN
  13. Last but not the least garnish fresh coriander leaves on the top of masala chaas.NORTH-INDIAN-KITCHEN

Health Benefits

Hydration: With its high water content, masala buttermilk effectively keeps you hydrated, especially during hot summer days.

Digestive Aid: The combination of spices like cumin, ginger, and asafoetida aids digestion and prevents bloating.

Probiotics: The curd/buttermilk base provides a healthy dose of probiotics, promoting a balanced gut flora.

Cooling Properties: Mint and coriander leaves, as well as the overall composition, have a cooling effect on the body.

Rich in Nutrients: Masala buttermilk is a good source of calcium, vitamin B12, and other essential nutrients present in curd.

Quality Ingredients: Start with fresh and high-quality ingredients, especially when it comes to curd or yogurt. The better the quality, the more flavorful your masala buttermilk will be.

 

Expert Tips

Spice Intensity: Adjust the amount of green chilies and ginger according to your spice tolerance. If you prefer a milder taste, reduce the quantity of these ingredients.

Roasting Spices: Dry roasting the cumin seeds before grinding them intensifies their flavor. Be careful not to over-roast, as it can make the spices bitter.

Tempering Technique: When adding the tempering to the blended mixture, make sure the oil is hot enough to sizzle the mustard seeds and curry leaves. This step releases their flavors into the buttermilk.

Consistency Control: Achieve your desired consistency by adjusting the amount of water. Some prefer a thinner consistency, while others enjoy a thicker version.

Chilling Time: Let the masala buttermilk chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. This allows the flavors to meld and develop fully.

Salt Management: Black salt is an essential component of masala buttermilk’s unique taste. However, use it sparingly, as its flavor can be quite potent. Adjust the amount to your taste preference.

Garnish Creativity: Experiment with garnishes beyond coriander and mint leaves. Thin slices of cucumber, a dash of ground black pepper, or even a sprinkle of roasted cumin powder can add interesting twists.

 

FAQs

 

Q. What is masala buttermilk?

A. Masala buttermilk, also known as “Chaas” in Hindi, is a popular Indian beverage made from yogurt (curd) or buttermilk, water, and a blend of spices. It is typically seasoned with spices like cumin, green chilies, ginger, and flavored with ingredients like mint and coriander. Masala buttermilk is a refreshing and cooling drink, especially popular during hot weather.

 

Q. What is the purpose of using spices in masala buttermilk?

A. The spices in masala buttermilk serve multiple purposes. Cumin aids digestion, ginger has anti-inflammatory properties, green chilies add heat, and asafoetida aids in digestion. These spices not only enhance the flavor but also offer various health benefits.

 

Q. Can I use store-bought buttermilk for masala buttermilk?

A. Yes, you can use store-bought buttermilk as a base for masala buttermilk. However, you can also make your own buttermilk by adding a tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar to regular milk and letting it sit for a few minutes until it curdles.

 

Q. Can I adjust the spiciness level of masala buttermilk?

A. Absolutely! The level of spiciness can be adjusted by varying the amount of green chilies and ginger paste you add. If you prefer a milder taste, use fewer chilies or ginger.

 

Q. Can I make masala buttermilk in advance?

A. While masala buttermilk is best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare the base mixture in advance and refrigerate it. However, it’s recommended to add the tempering, garnishes, and give it a final stir just before serving for the best flavor.

 

Q. Is masala buttermilk suitable for those with lactose intolerance?

A. For individuals with lactose intolerance, masala buttermilk can still be enjoyed by using lactose-free yogurt or buttermilk. These alternatives are readily available in many stores.

 

Q. Can I customize the spices in masala buttermilk?

A. Certainly! Masala buttermilk recipes are quite versatile. Feel free to adjust the types and quantities of spices to suit your taste preferences. You can even experiment with adding a pinch of other spices like chaat masala for a unique twist.

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Masala Chaas Recipe Card

North Indian Kitchen
Masala Chaas is a refreshing drink that can be made in just 5 minutes. North Indian traditional drink is best for health.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Beverages
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 2
Calories 118 kcal

Equipments

1 Bowl (medium-sized)
Mixer Grinder
1 Whisker

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • 2 cup Water
  • 1 sliced Green Chili
  • 4-5 pieces Ginger(1-inch each)
  • 10-12 Curry leaves
  • Fresh Coriander leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon Black salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Chaat Masala
  • ¼ teaspoon Cumin powder (roasted)
  • 6-8 Ice cubes

For Garnishing

  • Few Coriander leaves

Instructions
 

  • Initially take a bowl and add 1 cup yogurt.
    2. Whisk it well.
    3. Pour 2 cup water in it.
    4. Again Whisk it well. It will help to fully mix curd with water.
    5. Now append 1 sliced green chili.
    6. Add 4-5 pieces ginger(1inch each), it will enhance the flavor of chaas.
    7. Put 10-12 curry leaves.
    8. Append few fresh coriander leaves.
    9. Now add 1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder, 1 teaspoon black salt, 1/4 teaspoon chaat masala & 1/4 teaspoon roasted cumin powder.
    10. Transfer the whole mixture to a blender jar. Blend it until all the spices and herbs get mixed.
    11. Transfer the prepared chaas back to the bowl.
    12. Put 6-8 ice cubes to give chillness to the drink.
    13. Last but not the least garnish fresh coriander leaves on the top of masala chaas.
     Your Chilled Masala Chaas is ready

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Notes

  • If you have any dietary restrictions or health concerns, such as lactose intolerance, you can use dairy-free yogurt alternatives or adjust the recipe accordingly.
  • Masala buttermilk is best enjoyed fresh. While it can be stored in the refrigerator for a short period, its flavors and textures are optimal when consumed soon after preparation.
Nutrition Facts
Masala Chaas Recipe Card
Amount per Serving
Calories
118
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
6
g
9
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Cholesterol
 
24
mg
8
%
Sodium
 
674
mg
29
%
Potassium
 
317
mg
9
%
Carbohydrates
 
9
g
3
%
Sugar
 
9
g
10
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Protein
 
7
g
14
%
Vitamin A
 
301
IU
6
%
Vitamin B1
 
1
mg
67
%
Vitamin B2
 
1
mg
59
%
Vitamin B3
 
1
mg
5
%
Vitamin B6
 
1
mg
50
%
Vitamin B12
 
1
µg
17
%
Vitamin C
 
2
mg
2
%
Vitamin D
 
1
µg
7
%
Vitamin E
 
1
mg
7
%
Vitamin K
 
1
µg
1
%
Calcium
 
242
mg
24
%
Vitamin B9 (Folate)
 
16
µg
4
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
Magnesium
 
29
mg
7
%
Phosphorus
 
181
mg
18
%
Zinc
 
1
mg
7
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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