Chaas or buttermilk is next in line for easy, cool and refreshing drinks for summer. While cucumber smoothie, thandai, and sol kadhi were my recipes, this masala chaas / buttermilk recipe is shared by my mother-in-law. Devansh and I love curd, and eat one bowl each for lunch. For dinner we usually have chaas; if I have to make chaas I keep it simple, and add just kala namak and some jeera powder in it. But once in a while Kalpesh makes masala chaas using his mom’s recipe, which is so flavorful thanks to the added coriander and mint leaves. This time since my MIL is staying with us, my hubby asked her to make it.
During summer, we need to keep our body hydrated and buttermilk is a super healthy option for this weather. Not only does it quench our thirst but also provides several health benefits. As we know it helps soothe the stomach and fight acidity. Therefore it is especially recommended after eating spicy food. buttermilk is a good, natural source of calcium, and it also contains potassium and protein. Coriander, which is added in this masala buttermilk is an excellent source of vitamin A, which is good for eyesight. In addition, it also a rich source of vitamin C. Vitamins A and C both help strengthen our immune system. Mint leaves help calm the stomach and help fight against inflammation and indigestion. Masala buttermilk also contains powdered cumins seeds, which again are good for digestion.
So instead of reaching for readymade flavored drinks with added color, sugar, and preservatives, make yourself a refreshing Chaas. If that Chaas is flavored by healthy coriander, mint leaves, and ginger even better. 🙂
This post was last modified on April 17, 2019 7:05 pm