pudina chaas recipe, how to make pudina chaas | flavored buttermilk


chaas is a regular drink made during summers. most of the times i either make salty chaas or this pudina/mint chaas. along with chaas i also make sweet lassi and mango lassi, sometimes.

both yogurt and mint (pudina) are body coolants and so their combination would double the cooling properties in this traditional drink.

not only salty chaas is had during summers but also as a part of meals and sometimes before or after meals. there are again many ways of making chaas. the north indians have their own method and the south indians their own.

the chaas is also a street food and in many indian cities you will find vendors selling this spiced buttermilk, especially in the hot summers.

pudina chaas recipe

the buttermilk is made by churning yogurt and water with some spices or herbs. the butter sometimes comes on the surface while churning. you can remove it aside and just serve the buttermilk. if you prefer you can also serve the butter with the chaas. you can either blend or churn the mixture with the traditional indian churner.

in this recipe i have spiced the pudina chaas with some roasted cumin powder and black salt….a cooling and refreshing drink to have during summers. vegans can make the same pudina chaas with cashew yogurt.

if you are looking for more cooling beverages then do check punjabi sweet lassishikanji – indian lemonade, kokum sherbet, jaljeera and aam ka panna.

mint chaas or pudina chaas recipe below:

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pudina chaas or mint chaas recipe
pudina or mint chaas - cooling drink made during summers using yogurt
RECIPE TYPE: beverages
CUISINE: indian
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 1 cup curd/yogurt
  • 7-8 fresh pudina (mint) leaves or 1 tsp dry mint leaves
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • rock salt or black salt as required
  1. chop the pudina (mint) leaves.
  2. in a blender add all the ingredients including the pudina leaves and blend till smooth.
  3. serve pudina chaas in glasses with some ice cubes.
  4. you can also chill the chaas and then serve later.
1. the pudina chaas recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.
2. you can also add dry mint leaves instead of fresh mint leaves.
3. if making the pudina chaas for religious fasting like navratri or ekadashi, then add rock salt/sendha namak.

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  1. Tayyeb says

    hi, we made mint chaas today for iftari. Me and my wife both liked it. Tomorrow we’ll try Mango lassi :)

    thanks. very cool blog.

  2. says

    yes dassana finally.. actually had taken pics but forgot abt it.. cos its the regular thing.. we are having it everyday… was deleting some pic when i saw the minte jeera chaas pic.. u try with roasted jeera powder.. .. by teh way. have to tell u .. ur dukkah is a big hit with my hubby!!

  3. says

    Aaah! The chaas looks so refreshing and soothing. The little clay pot looks stunning in the backdrop. I miss the clayware that I took for granted back then.