17 May, 2018
Buttermilk can be spiced and had as a summer beverage. It is also called Mattha made from yoghurt or curd it is mixed with spices and sugar. Mattha also called Chaas /chhanch/ ghol.
Buttermilk is made by churning curds or yoghurt after the butter is separated the liquid remaining is used as buttermilk this is now called traditional buttermilk. This Buttermilk can be drunk or used in cooking.
Drink your mattha before or after a meal and with a meal as it helps with digestion.
The main ingredients you may use as per your taste are mint, ginger, roasted cumin seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves, black pepper, salt, rock salt, and sugar.
Actually, we all like the what we call as Majjige in Kannada but since hubby dear had picked up buttermilk masala I have been using it.
- 1 cup curds/ yoghurt
- 2 cups water
- 1/4 tsp roasted cumin powder
- 1/4 tsp hing/asafoetida
- 1 tsp buttermilk masala
- salt to taste
- sugar to taste
- In a tall vessel add all the ingredients and churn the mixture.
- Add to glasses and serve.