pudina chaas | cooling mint buttermilk drink

Pudina chaas recipe – it is a regular drink made during summers. Most of the times I either make salty Chaas or this Pudina/mint chaas. apart from this drink, I also make Lassi, Nimbu pani and Mango lassi, sometimes.

Both buttermilk and mint (pudina) are body coolants and so their combination would double the cooling properties in this traditional drink. Mint has many health benefits and is also good for detoxification. So you can use mint in a variety of drinks like Mint juice or Mint tea.

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pudina chaas

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 it. The North Indians have their own method and the South Indians their own.

It is also 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 it with cashew yogurt.

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pudina chaas

4.25 from 12 votes
Mint chaas is a cooling drink made during summers using yogurt and mint leaves.
pudina chaas recipe, mint chaas recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:5 mins
Total Time:5 mins
Course:beverages & drinks
Cuisine:indian
Servings (change the number to scale):2
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup curd (yogurt or dahi)
  • 7 to 8 fresh mint leaves (pudina patta) or 1 teaspoon dry mint leaves
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder (bhuna jeera powder)
  • rock salt or black salt as required

Instructions

  • Chop the pudina (mint) leaves.
  • In a blender add all the ingredients including the pudina leaves and blend till smooth.
  • Serve pudina chaas in glasses with some ice cubes.
  • You can also chill and then serve later.

Notes

1. The recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.
2. You can also add dry mint leaves instead of fresh mint leaves.
3. If making it for religious fasting like navratri or ekadashi, then add rock salt or sendha namak.
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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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16 comments/reviews

  1. Simple and quick! A delight for a summer day! Thank you 🙂4 stars

    • welcome nirupama

  2. Awesome Recipe. Very refreshing!4 stars

    • thanks

  3. Hi Dassana,
    I am wondering if I can use a picture above and one from Panjabi sweet lassi for my website.

    Thank you4 stars

    • the pics are copyrighted. so i cannot give you the permission. sorry about that.

  4. 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.

    • thanks tayyeb. will wait for your response on mango lassi.

  5. 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!!

    • i will try making the mint chaas when it becomes a little hot. btw i have added jeera powder to it 🙂

  6. AWSM

  7. making this today.. actually have a truckload of pudina in my fridge!!!
    love ur tumbler and teh pot:)

    • sure renu… and thanks

  8. great recipe…would love to try soon

    • thanks rita and do try the recipe…..

  9. 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.