Masala Chaas
Masala Chaas is an Indian style yogurt based drink also known as buttermilk which is made with fresh homemade curd (yogurt), fresh cilantro or mint and spices like cumin seeds powder and salt. The main ingredient of this drink is yogurt which has a cooling effect on the body and also it is a good source of probiotics which helps in digestion as well. This drink is usually served during hot summer days because of its cooling effects and after a meal because of the digestive benefit. Follow the below given step by step recipe to learn how to make chaas in 5 minutes at home.
1 cup Plain Curd (yogurt/dahi) (250 ml)
1/2 teaspoon Roasted Cumin Powder (or cumin-coriander powder), optional
1 tablespoon finely chopped Coriander Leaves or Mint Leaves, optional
Salt, to taste
2 cups Water
  1. Take 1 cup (250 ml) curd(yogurt) in a deep bowl.
  2. Add 1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin powder (or cumin-coriander powder), 1 tablespoon finely chopped coriander leaves or mint leaves, and salt to taste (approx. 1/4 teaspoon).
  3. Add only 1 cup of water.
  4. Blend well using an immersion blender (hand blender). Add the remaining 1 cup of water and blend again for a few seconds. You can also use a mixer grinder or a blender instead of a hand blender to make chhas.
  5. Masala Chaas is ready for serving.
Tips and Variations:
  • If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can blend all the ingredients in the big jar of a regular blender or mixer grinder. Add only half of the water to blend everything smoothly, and then add the remaining water.
  • To make plain buttermilk (chaas), don’t add any spices or herbs.
Taste: Salty
Serving Ideas:  This cooling beverage can be served with any Indian style meal or after a meal.

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