Easy Masala Chaas / Buttermilk Recipe, Refreshing Summer Cooler

Masala Buttermilk Recipe, Masala Chaas

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.

Benefits of Masala Chaas

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. 🙂


Masala Chaas Recipe

How to make masala buttermilk / masala chaas?

Masala Chaas / Buttermilk Recipe

Try masala chaas / buttermilk to feel refreshed this summer. Use this recipe to make buttermilk spiced with coriander, mint, ginger and more.
Course Beverages
Servings 3 people


  • 1 and half cup curd
  • 2 cups water
  • 12-14 leaves of mint pudina
  • coriander same quantity as milk
  • 2 green chilies 1 if chili is dark/hot
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp roasted cumin seeds powder jeera powder
  • 1 large pinch black pepper powder
  • salt to taste


  • Add water in curd and churn to make buttermilk. (We use cow milk to make curd so we need to use more curd. You can use 1 cup curd if you have sour, thick curd at home.)
  • Deseed chilies, chop them, add them in the mixer's jar.
  • Add mint leaves and coriander leaves, and blend to make a coarse paste. (Don't chop the coriander or mint leaves before grinding them.)
  • Add the paste, grated ginger, jeera powder, black pepper powder, and salt to the buttermilk, and mix well.
  • Serve chilled.


  • Instead of adding all table salt, you can add half Himalayan black salt (kala namak) and half table salt.
  • You can give masala chaas to toddlers and younger kids by filtering out the masala by using a strainer.
  • Use light-colored chili and reduce the quantity of chili and black pepper powder. You can avoid adding them altogether, if the toddlers are not used to even mildly spicy food.
  • If you don't have enough time to make masala chaas but don't want to have plain buttermilk, you can enhance it's flavour by simply adding homemade chaas masala powder. Click here to view the recipe of chaas masala powder.
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This post was last modified on April 17, 2019 7:05 pm

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