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Masala Chaas Or Spiced Buttermilk

Masala Chaas or Spiced buttermilk is a rustic traditional summer refreshing low fat healthy made out of yoghurt which is subtly spiced with some chat masala, cumin, black salt and a few herbs.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3 to 4
Author: Padma


  • Wet Ingredients:
  • ½ an inch Ginger minced
  • 1 Green chilli minced
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh Coriander minced
  • Few curry leaves minced
  • Main Ingredients:
  • 2 cups Fresh plain yoghurt low fat
  • 1 -1½ Cups chilled Water
  • Dry Ingredients:
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin Powder Jeera powder
  • ½ teaspoon Black salt
  • Required Salt to season
  • For garnish:
  • ½ teaspoon finely minced coriander
  • A pinch of Chaat masala for garnish


  • You can just blend everything together. Serve chilled either strained or unstrained. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.
  • My method:
  • Finely mince all the ingredients under the list “wet Ingredients“.
  • Blend yoghurt along with water in a juicer mixer and transfer to a bowl.
  • Add all the minced "Wet Ingredients" and the "Dry Ingredients" to the yoghurt blend in the bowl.
  • Keep it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, strain and serve chilled with a sprinkle of chaat masala on top or with finely chopped coriander leaves as garnish. You can also serve it without straining since all the ingredients are finely minced.
  • This way all the flavours from the spices and herbs get into the buttermilk and Masala Chaas or Spiced buttermilk tastes really great and also remains white in colour.


You can season it with mustard seeds and asafoetida (hing) if you prefer.
Mint, coriander, small piece of onion, chopped cucumber, Lime leaves, cumin a pinch can be added to flavour this.
To make the yogurt less sour, add in a little milk while making Chaas.
Buttermilk can also be substituted for the yogurt and water.(Like how I have prepared)