Masala Chaas (Spiced Buttermilk) Recipe

Buttermilk Recipe
Buttermilk Recipe

Masala Chaas (Spiced Buttermilk) is a popular Indian drink. This refreshing drink is lightly spiced and is the perfect way to cool off during summers. Traditionally made by churning out the butter from milk, or even curd  one of India’s favorite coolers. Masala Chaas (Spiced Buttermilk) is brilliant as a digestive, and the addition of spices such as cumin only enhances its benefits.

The desi buttermilk is commonly had during the warmer seasons and helps in balancing body temperature. The sip is a nutritious combination of curd and water. The recipe of Masala Chaas (Spiced Buttermilk) varies from state to state.  It is commonly called chaas in North India, mor in Tamil Nadu, mooru in Kerala, majige in Kannada and Telugu and ghol in West Bengal.


•    1 cup plain curd

•    2 cups chilled water

•    1 green chilli (optional)

•    1/2 inch ginger (optional)

•    1/2 teaspoon cumin powder

•    1/2 teaspoon black salt

•    1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste

•    1/4 teaspoon chat masala

•    Mint leaves and coriander leaves for garnish

Buttermilk Recipe
Buttermilk Recipe

Masala Chaas (Spiced Buttermilk) Recipe: Step By Step

1. Take 1 cup plain curd and add all the ingredients together. Adding green chilli and ginger is optional.

Buttermilk Step 1
Buttermilk Step 1

2. Blend the mixture well using a blender or a hand churner.

Buttermilk Recipe Step 2
Buttermilk Recipe Step 2

3. Take 2 cups of chilled water in a large pot. Mix it well so there are no lumps.

Buttermilk Step 3
Buttermilk Step 3

4. Allow the mixture to refrigerate for at least 20 min and finally turn into Masala Chaas (Spiced Buttermilk).

5. You can sprinkle some chaat masala on top before serving, and garnish with a sprig of coriander or mint as well.

Buttermilk Recipe Step 4 and 5
Buttermilk Recipe Step 4 and 5

Nutrition Value of Masala Chaas (Spiced Buttermilk)

Value Per Saving% Daily Value
Calories from Fat36
Saturated Fat2g13%
Vitamin A120IU2%
Vitamin C3.3mg4%
Nutrition Value of Masala Chaas (Spiced Buttermilk)

*Nutrition value is rough estimate for 1 glass

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