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Masala Chaas Recipe | Unique taste & flavourful Buttermilk

Masala Chaas Recipe

Masala Chaas is also known as spiced buttermilk. A unique recipe with amazing taste and flavour. Chaas (plain chaas) is traditionally prepared by churning stored cream which is known as malai in Hindi. And another way to prepare chaas is by blending curd and water together. This is a shortcut to prepare traditional buttermilk or chaas.

Masala Chaas is an Indian regional name in Hindi and we also call the same recipe as Masala Taak or Mattha in Marathi. Masala means spices and chaas or taak means buttermilk. Preparing masala chaas or spiced buttermilk is very easy. I am sure there will be many of us who don't like plain chaas. So this spiced buttermilk will be a treat definitely for those of us who don't drink plain buttermilk. Very simple yet easily available ingredients are used in this Masala Chaas recipe.

There is a no single day when I miss to prepare masala chaas in summers. And we always end up drinking 2 to 3 glasses of buttermilk in a day during summers. You would see that the quantity of buttermilk I prepared in this recipe was just enough for one single time 😜 😂 .

Traditional Buttermilk or Chaas Preparation

For traditional way of preparing buttermilk, we have to store the cream (malai) for several days or weeks. Malai is the layer which forms on milk after milk is well heated and cooled down completely. To get a thick layered malai, keep milk in fridge once milk is cooled down properly. This helps to get a thick malai or cream layer.

Once we have sufficient quantity of malai, then we have to churn the cream by adding cold or normal water to it using electric blender or traditional wooden hand blender. Adding cold water helps to get the Makkhan. Homemade Makkhan (i.e. ghar ka bana Makkhan 😋😍) is very famous in India and other nearby Asian countries. Homemade makhhan tastes way better than any readymade butter available in the market.

Masala Chaas Recipe

Combination to serve Masala Chaas with?

There are plenty of food items like Vada Pav, Mumbai style Masala Pav, Dabeli, etc. with which you can serve this buttermilk or spiced (masala) buttermilk. It's not always that you should be choosing fast food or street foods to have buttermilk or chaas.

Buttermilk is really good beverage to serve with your simple meals too that you prepare in your kitchen daily. You can always drink buttermilk with your meals especially during lunch. Because as per Ayurveda one should not consume curd or buttermilk at night (i.e. with dinner).

What goes well with this Masala Buttermilk or Chaas

Below is the list of items which I generally choose to accompany with Masala Buttermilk because it makes our meals complete.

  • Vada Pav
  • Masala Pav
  • Dabeli
  • Patra Vadi
  • Dal Khichdi
  • Bisibele Bhaat (South Indian rice recipe)
  • Any roti, sabji or dal combinations (Gehu or Wheat Roti, Jawar Roti, Bajra Roti etc)
  • Maharashtrian Vaatli Dal (Chana Dal Upma)
  • Any Muthia or Pakodas
  • Beetroot Cutlets or any cutlets
  • Gujarati Khakra
  • Dal Makhani, Rajma, Chole Recipes (Any North Indian gravy styled recipes)

Most of all above mentioned recipes are available in FoodQuench's recipe section which you may like to prepare at home.

Here is one quick Chana Dal Upma recipe which you would like to eat with Masala Chaas because it's the best combination and makes you full without needing any other full meals.

Maharashtrian Vatli Dal Recipe

Best time to have Masala Chaas?

Ideally, best time to drink buttermilk is during summers because of the hot sunny days which increases our body temperate and buttermilk is very effective in reducing our body heat. Some of the ingredients added in this Masala Chaas also has cooling properties. I have also added a very common but an important ingredient in this Masala Chaas, which is Ginger.

Though generally we drink buttermilk during summers, it's absolutely ok to have buttermilk in other seasons too. You just need to regulate the quantity and not drink too much.

Prefer to watch videos? You can watch Masala Chaas Recipe on FoodQuench’s YouTube Channel too.

Ratings 4.5 from 1 votes
Cooking Method
Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 2 min Cook Time: 5 min Total Time: 7 mins
Servings 6
Best Season Summer

Masala Chaas or spiced buttermilk is a unique recipe with amazing taste. A flavourful drink to reduce body heat during summers which you wouldn't want to miss. 

Ingredients for Masala Chaas or Spiced Buttermilk
  • 1 kilogram Curd
  • 1.25 liter Water
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1.5 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 20 Mint Leaves
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
Cooking Method for Masala Chaas Recipe
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    Add curd to a large vessel or you can use grinder jar. 

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    Then add cumin powder, salt and sugar to the curd.

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    Blend curd and other ingredients using electric blender. 

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    After blending curd, add water to it. You can use chilled water or normal water as you prefer. 

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    Then later grate green chilli and ginger.

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    At last grate mint leaves.

    Make sure you remove excess water from mint leaves and hold it tightly and grate mint leaves.

    You can add ginger, green chilli and mint leaves while blending curd. However, it will change colour of buttermilk.
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    After adding all spices, mix it well.

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    Now finally serve this chilled spiced buttermilk. 

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    Before serving buttermilk make it more refreshing by adding few mint leaves and sprinkle cumin powder on the top.

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