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Plain Chaas Recipe: Healthy Indian Yoghurt Beverage

Rajan loves cooking dishes from his native Indian cuisine. He enjoys sharing his favourite recipes with his online readers.



What Is Chaas?

Chaas, also called chaach, is a cooling and refreshing Indian beverage prepared with yoghurt. Traditionally consumed during the summer, it relieves discomfort due to heat and also keeps the digestive system healthy during this stressful season.

The recipe below is a basic preparation that features the bare minimum of spices. Black salt, a naturally formed Himalayan rock salt, is a very important ingredient in this recipe that provides digestive benefits. Do not omit this ingredient.

Many people incorrectly believe that chaas is the same thing as buttermilk, but this is not true. Buttermilk is the milky liquid that remains after yoghurt is churned and the butter is removed. When we prepare chaas, on the other hand, we do not churn the yoghurt at all.

The closest beverage to chaas is the North Indian salty lassi. Lassi is also a water-thinned yoghurt beverage.

Do try this chaas recipe and share your feedback.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

5 min

10 min

2 servings


  • 1 cup fresh thick dahi (yogurt), ensure the yoghurt is not sour
  • Fistful fresh pudina (mint leaves)
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup chilled water
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp kala namak (black salt), or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp table salt, or to taste


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender jar and blend well.
  2. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

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