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a classic indian buttermilk drink made with yogurt, black salt and roasted ground cumin. buttermilk is an excellent body cooler, digestive and appetizer.

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chaas or buttermilk recipe – this is one of the popular summer cooler made with yogurt, made all over india with some variations. buttermilk is not only a cooling drink but also aids in digestion. hence many people have it with their meals. buttermilk is also served in traditional thali meals in many restaurants.

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this is a plain chaas recipe. sometimes when i don’t have much time, i make this plain salted chaas. the chaas is only flavored with roasted ground cumin and black salt or kala namak. sometimes i don’t even add ground cumin. black salt just gives the buttermilk the right zing and taste. i also garnish chaas with coriander or mint leaves. black salt, cumin and coriander leaves all aid in digestion and yogurt is good for the gut.

black salt is often added in many summer coolers. it is an intrinsic part of shikanjvi (indian lemonade), another popular north indian summer coolant. you can also add black salt add in fruit juices like apple pomegranate juice, black grapes juice etc.

skip the black salt, if you don’t have it. use regular salt instead. if you don’t have roasted powdered cumin in your home then first dry roast the cumin seeds in a pan till fragrant and then grind them in a mortar and pestle.

in north india, usually salted chaas is taken whereas in some parts of india masala chaas is more popular. you can make masala chaas by adding few spices. the spices and herbs which are often added in spiced chaas are asafoetida, fennel, ginger juice, curry leaves or coriander leaves etc. they all help in digestion of food and also uplift your energy levels in the dry hot summers. another variation is pudina chaas recipe which is chaas flavored with mint leaves.

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buttermilk recipe, chaas recipe
4 from 15 votes

buttermilk recipe

a classic indian buttermilk drink made with yogurt, black salt and roasted ground cumin. buttermilk is an excellent body cooler, digestive and appetizer.
course beverages & drinks
cuisine north indian
prep time 10 minutes
total time 10 minutes
servings 2 to 3
author dassana

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 1.5 cups curd (dahi or yogurt)
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder (bhuna jeera powder) Or add as required
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 to 6 small ice cubes
  • black salt (kala namak) as required
  • a few coriander leaves or mint leaves for garnish

how to make buttermilk recipe

  1. take all the ingredients in a blender jar, except the coriander leaves.
  2. just pulse the blender for some seconds till everything is blended well and the mixture becomes frothy.
  3. pour chaas in glasses.
  4. garnish with coriander leaves and serve chaas immediately.
  5. you can also chill the butter milk in the refrigerator and serve later. but use it in the same day.

recipe notes

1. instead of adding ice cubes in the blender, you can add ice cubes in the end. but i suggest to blend ice cubes in the blender or use chilled yogurt and cold water.
2. you can also add more water if required to thin the chaas.

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23 comments/reviews

  1. It’s really awesome… Mouth watering… The taste cumin in the drink is the highlight… This drink is the all time favourite drink of my family… I love you dassana ….. Keep rocking like this.. expecting more from you…. Very much satisfied with. The buttermilk with cumin…

    • thanks a lot madhu. agree that the taste of cumin is one of the highlight of the recipe. thanks again.

  2. Can i prepare chhanch in night and keep it overnight in the fridge to consume it next day..

    • you can do so.

  3. Can we use this buttermilk for baking and in pancakes? If the spices are not added and only curd is blended

    • yes rushikesh, without the spices and salt, this buttermilk can be used in baking and preparing pancakes.

  4. LOVED IT………………

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