How To Make Chaas , Indian Buttermilk Recipe
by Tarla Dalal
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A meal without chaas seems so incomplete! This awesome Indian thirst quencher not only tastes good but also aids in digestion.
It is one of the easiest desi coolants to prepare, and requires just two ingredients and a couple of minutes. It is light and refreshing and tastes best when chilled, so make this Indian buttermilk ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator.
You can enjoy it with a meal, or even in between when you feel thirsty! It is one of the best drinks to sip on when you want to refresh yourself on a hot summer’s afternoon.
Enjoy how to make Chaas recipe with detailed step by step photos below.
- To make chaas, combine the curds and salt in a deep bowl and whisk well.
- Add 2½ cups of chilled water and whisk well.
- Serve chilled.
How To Make Chaas , Indian Buttermilk Recipe recipe with step by step photos
- Take a deep bowl and add curd to it. We have made use of curd made with full-fat milk. To learn how to make thick and creamy curd at home, refer our recipe on how to make dahi.
- With the help of a whisk, beat the curd till smooth. This helps in making a lump-free chaas.
- Add salt to it. Also, you can make use of sanchal if you like.
- Now add 2½ cups of cold water and whisk well till it’s frothy. If you want room temperature chaas then add normal water. In case you don’t have cold water then add some ice-cubes to make chilled buttermilk. The quantity of water can be increased or decreased as per the consistency you prefer. Instead of a whisk you can also make use of a hand blender or traditional Indian wooden whisk i.e mathani to make the chaas.
- Your chaas is ready to serve. If you do not like the mouthfeel of malai from curd then strain the buttermilk before serving.
- If you like, you can add some roasted cumin seeds powder to enhance the taste. Also, many people prefer adding chaas masala or chaat masala that are readily available in the market to enhance the flavor of chaas.
- Many people enjoy their glass of chaas with a zingy tempering, try making this unique Salted Chaas Recipe. Also, you can perk it up with a pudina paste to make Mint Chaas. You can even try Low Fat Chaas as it is very healthy.
- Sour curd can be made at home by adding more culture to the warm milk and keeping it out for a long time after it has set. Also, left over curd can be turned sour by keeping it out of refrigerator for 4 to 5 hours. You can use this to make sour buttermilk. This khaati chaas can be further used to make delightful recipes like khatta dhokla, khatta moong, kadhi etc.
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