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Chaas (Buttermilk) Recipe: A Traditional Indian Beverage

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Chaas (also known as chhachh or buttermilk)

Chaas (also known as chhachh or buttermilk)

Chaas (or chhachh) is a popular Indian summer drink made with dahi or yoghurt. It is somewhat similar to lassi, although chaas is much thinner. Also, chaas is always salty, whereas lassi can be either sweet or salty.

Although chaas is also called buttermilk, it is not like the buttermilk you might be familiar with. It is not the liquid remaining after removing butter from the dahi.

Chaas cools the body, providing relief from the summer heat and humidity. It also helps keep the digestive system in order during the stressful summer months.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

10 min

15 min

2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 glasses chilled water
  • 1/2 cup dahi (yoghurt)
  • 5-6 ice cubes
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp kala namak (black salt)
  • 1/4 tsp roasted jeera (cumin seed powder)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder

Instructions

  1. In a bowl or mixer, add the dahi, salt, spices, and chilled water. Blend till well mixed.
  2. Add the ice cubes and blend again for 10-15 seconds.
  3. Pour into glasses and garnish with a sprinkle of roasted jeera powder.
  4. Serve chilled.

Chaas (Buttermilk) Recipe

© 2020 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 22, 2020:

Thank you for reading and appreciating. Good to know you like it. Thank you, Audrey.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on July 21, 2020:

I love buttermilk! I grew up on it thanks to my father. I will be using your recipe and thanks so much!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 23, 2020:

Thank you, Umesh.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on June 22, 2020:

I like any recipe using buttermilk. Thanks for posting.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 15, 2020:

Thank you for appreciating, Flourish.

FlourishAnyway from USA on June 12, 2020:

If we eat yogurt, there's certainly a reason to drink it iced. Thanks for passing this along.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 06, 2020:

You are welcome, Chitrangada. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 06, 2020:

We just love it, Peggy, especially in summer. Thank you

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on June 06, 2020:

My all time favourite recipe, especially during the summer season. Thanks for sharing, Rajan ji.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 06, 2020:

I will definitely give this recipe of yours a try. We enjoy yogurt and drink lots of chilled water. The combination does sound refreshing.