Sunday, May 28, 2017

Posted by Mala at 1:00:00 AM No comments this sweltering hot summer, when I utter this parched throat becomes chilled, feels quenched....
In the earlier days, buttermilk used to mean the liquid, after churning the butter from the curds/yogurt.
Buttermilk is high in bone-building Calcium, rich in Riboflavin, protein-packed, full of probiotics, helps calm the stomach after a spicy meal, washes down fats, aids in digestion, a great tool against dehydration, gives us good Calcium sans fat, prevents Vitamin deficiency, reduces high blood pressure, brings a good drop in cholesterol level and combats acidity.
In short, Buttermilk known as Chaas in Northern parts of India , must be a default drink in every household, especially during Summer.
Have added some flavor and aroma in this Spicy Buttermilk
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Thick yogurt/curds - 2 cups
Green chilli - 1
Ginger - a small piece
Coriander leaves / Cilantro - handful
Salt to taste
Jeera powder - 2 small pinches to garnish

Recipe Cuisine: Indian; Category: Drink/.Lunch
Prep time: 5 mts; Cooking time: NIL

Serves 2

Ingredients that have made Masala Chaas 

In the small jar of the blender, keep the coriander leaves, green chilli and salt

Then grind it to a coarse consistency.

Then add the curds also, and blend well.

The frothy, cool Spicy buttermilk is ready.

Serve it, garnished with a pinch of Jeera/Cumin powder

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* You can omit green chilli, if you want to.
* A few mint leaves can be added too.
*Many people season this Spicy buttermilk with mustard seeds in oil. I did not have the heart to unnecessarily load this buttermilk with some oil and seasonings. It is optional.



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