When we think about thirst quenchers for summer, the simple and the best coolant that strikes our mind is buttermilk. Its an awesome summer drink that provides lots of health benefits to our body. In South India, Tamil nadu we never fail to make neer mor during summer. Sendhil & Raksha likes to have spiced buttermilk instead of taking curd rice. But I love to eat creamy curd ricewithraw mango orbaby mango ( Vadu mangai) pickle. So I makeSouth Indian neer moralmost everyday in summer just for them. Recently I tasted this North Indian style spiced buttermilk (“Chaas/Masala Chaas” or masala taak in Hindi ) in a lunch buffet. As it was kept in a mud pot and served chilled, I loved it very much and had 3 servings even after having a tummy full lunch . I wanted to try this simple and yummy chaas at home for a change. I browsed for the recipe and tried at home. Roasted cumin seeds powder( Bhuna jeera powder) and black salt are the star ingredients of this basic plain chaas recipe apart from fresh yogurt/curd. To make a spicy masala chaas, green chilli, ginger, coriander leaves can also be used along with cumin powder and black salt. For variations, mint leaves/Pudina, hing and even black pepper powder can be used. A pinch of chaat masala can also be added for that extra punch. Ok, lets see how to make this North Indian special summer drink, Masala chaas recipe with step by step photos !
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Masala chaas Recipe - North Indian Chaas recipe
How to make North Indian special summer drink - Masala chaas/ Chaas recipe
In a mixie jar, take the green chilli, washed coriander leaves, roasted cumin powder, black salt and curd.If you wish, u can add 1/2 inch ginger piece, 1/2tbsp mint leaves while grinding. Grind it to a smooth paste. If you don’t have mixie, use a whisk and beat well.
Transfer the ground paste to a bowl. Add 2.5 to 3 cups of ice cold water.Mix well. Check for taste and add more salt and cumin powder if needed. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and sprinkle a pinch of cumin powder.
Serve immediately or refrigerate it till use and serve chilled. Enjoy !
Adjust the quantity of cumin powder and black salt as per taste.
Adjust the quantity of water based on the consistency and taste.
You can skip grinding coriander leaves ad use it just for garnishing
For variations, u can grind a small piece of ginger too.
You can also add a pinch of chaat masala at the end before serving.
Always serve it chilled to enjoy its best taste.
Try this easy, North Indian style masala chaas at home and enjoy after a heavy meal. It helps in quick digestion !