How to make Mint Buttermilk - Chaas Masala Powder | Homemade Pudina Chaas Masala Powder | Dry Pudina Chaas Masala Powder | Spiced Buttermilk Powder Recipe
Chaas aka buttermilk is a very refreshing, healthy and yummilicious yogurt based staple drink in many Indian houses in every summer season.
Did you know chaas is considered as sattvic food in Ayurveda! It works as a great thirst quencher and very beneficial for our digestive system, keep our body cool and hydrated during the hot summer season.
The source of inspiration for this recipe is my niece. Whenever she visits our place, she always insists me to prepare mint buttermilk for her. She has also requested me to teach same recipe to her mommy. ha ha ha.. My sister is a good cook, but I think this is quite normal these days, Kids, when they like something, they want an exact same taste.. I'm sure this chaas masala help her a lot to enjoy her favorite drink whenever she wants.
You know the best thing about having this chaas masala, it helps me to just open one bottle while preparing this chaas for my family. So I think, it surely speeds up my work and will always give me a perfect and desired taste..
I had purposely skipped dry ginger powder and added black pepper in moderation as wanted to gift this chaas masala powder to my niece. But if dry ginger suits you, add according to your taste.
☑Let's get started - recipe details
🔹Preparation time 5-10 minutes
🔹Cooking time 2-3 minutes
🔹Type Cool and Healthy Summer Drink powder
🔸2 tbsp cumin seeds
🔸Handful of dried mint leaves
🔸1tsp black pepper
🔸1tsp fennel seeds - Sanuf
🔸½ tbsp normal table salt
🔸2 tsp black salt - rock salt
♨ Step 1 Mise en place
◾Pudina leaves - remove the stems - wash them under running tap water - drain the water - lay mint leaves on a fresh cotton towel - allow the leaves to dry. This will take 2-3 days considering the current temperature in India or you can keep under sun heat for faster drying.
♨ Step 2 Dry roasting of following ingredients
◾Dry roast cumin seeds, fennel seeds, black peppercorns on a slow flame for a min or two. Allow it to cool down completely. Keep it aside until called for.
♨ Step 3 Grind it to make a fine powder
◾Combine all the ingredients mentioned above in a mixer grinder jar and grind to fine powder. Store this in a cool, dry place in an airtight container and use it as and when required.
☑ Recipe of masala Chaas for 2
🔸4-5 tbsp yogurt
🔸280 - 300 ml cold water
🔸1-2 tsp fresh coriander leaves chopped
🔸2-3 tsp Chaas Masala Powder
🔸Fresh mint sprig, for garnish
🔸Salt to taste - optional - already added in chaas masala powder. If needed, add according to your taste.
◾Whisk the yogurt till smooth and creamy. Add water, ice cubes, chaas masala powder, chopped coriander leaves and whisk again for a minute or two. Pour into individual serving glasses. Garnish it with mint leaves. Serve it chilled.