Masala Chaas (Spicy Buttermilk)
Its the beginning of summer here and everyone wants to have cool body. Usually this spicy butter milk will be a part of our sunday lunch. Not only it is a coolant for body, it is a perfect refreshing mint flavoured drink. I always prefer to add Ginger in all my cooking recipes as it is very good for digestion. As well Curd is very good in curing Urinary tract infections. In this recipe I have added mint (Pudina) leaves and spice powders to add more taste. When we were in India, we always prepare Yogurt at home, whereas here the situation is totally different. So i adapted to start buying Nestle curd. WIth curd, there are many refreshing recipes to prepare. One of those is Spicy Masala Chaas. Try this recipe at home and your comments are always welcome.
Curd /Yogurt - 1 cup
Mint leaves - 5 - 6 leaves
Roasted jeera - 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/8 tsp (Optional)
Green chilli - 1 (Small)
Ginger - 1/2 tsp (Grated)
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Chat Masala - 1/8 tsp
Hing - 1/2 pinch
Black salt - 1/6 tsp
Water - 1 1/2 cup
In a mixie, add Ginger, green chilli, roasted jeera. Make it as a fine powder.
In a bowl, add 1 cup of curd and 1 cup of water, followed by adding hing. Now add the powdered jeera +Ginger+Green chilli. Whisk it well till it becomes frothy. Now add the chopped mint leaves and black salt. Add 1 tbsp of Lemon juice and mix it well. Now the spicied butter milk is ready. I prefer the conistency to be bit thin. You can make it as thick if you wish.
Pour it in a glass. Garnish it with Chat masala and serve chilled.
Enjoy the spiced Butter milk in this hot summer.