Flavored Buttermilk

Shankar got this recipe from one of our aunts, A amma as she is fondly referred to. It is the ultimate refreshing cool drink on a hot summer day. Just make up a batch of it, leave it in the fridge and enjoy. This makes about 4 cups. We use non fat yogurt, or homemade yogurt with fat free milk. You can see a similar recipe for this on Nandita's Saffron Trail.

Flavored Buttermilk
1 cup buttermilk, 1 cup plain yogurt, 2 cups of cold water, 1 small green chili, 1/2 inch piece of peeled ginger, juice of 1/2 a lemon, 6-7 curry leaves, 3-4 stalks of cilantro , salt to taste, a pinch of kala namak - black salt (optional), a pinch of ground fenugreek, and 1/2 a tsp of mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp asafetida

1. Grind all the ingredients together in a blender except the last three.
2. Splutter the mustard seeds in a little oil, add the ground fenugreek, asafetida. Add to the buttermilk and mix.

Verdict: We are so addicted to this now.


Anonymous said...

this is a great drink. My mom used to make this with vettiveer soaked in cool water which is mixed with the yoghurt.

FH said...

I have one in my blog too and is more elaborate!;D
My ajji used to make this and I make here in summer.Love it:)

Roopa said...

yummy love this! good treat for summer

Shobana senthilkumar said...

Wonderful post..for this summer.i love it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kanchana,

Your website is great.

However could you please change the black background? It makes it hard to read and doesn't enhance the photos.



VINI said...

Golden "buttermilk" memories :). Is it ok if I add u to my link list? I just love ur blog. Also, if I want to add other blogs to the link list, should I take their permission first (still working on my blog, so not sure!)? Thanks in advance.

Prema Sundar said...

Very good for health Kanchana. I drink it every morning in summer.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kanchana,

If you add (blended) half a teaspoon of vadu manga pickle juice ( the red stuff ) it give a beautiful flavour.

Let me know how you like it.