Indian Masala Chaas (मसाला छाछ) also known as Spiced Buttermilk is a healthy drink which is made from yogurt, spices/ herbs and water. This buttermilk is full of goodness due to its health benefits, and is a brilliant coolant during summer / hot days.
Masala chaas is perfect beverage in hot weather and you can vary ingredients as per your taste. I am sharing the proportions that I use and have been liked by my guests (and of course myself).
Idea of buttermilk is that I get to eat yogurt. Yogurt is one thing that is loved by my whole family. Sometimes we take it in various forms of raita, e.g. mix vegetable raita, boondi raita, cucumber raita, etc.
Apart from its cooling effect, buttermilk gives a very refreshing feeling, and is good for digestion too. Here I am going to share detailed step by step masala chaas / indian buttermilk recipe.
As much as buttermilk is good during summer, I can have it in any season:) In case you are wondering what you can have specifically in winter, you may like to try out this warm almond milk.
Let’s get to the recipe of masala chaas.