Dine with Danika


Spiced South Indian ButterMilk / Masala Chaas

Cuisine: Indian
Serve as: Starter

The weather outside is frightfull but the Masala Butter Milk Inside is so Delightfull..!!!

Sunday afternoon treat - Indian spicy masala Butter Milk

IndianĀ masala chaas/ Butter Milk is the ideal summer drink(im having in cold winter weatheršŸ˜€) Made with yogurt, water and some spices, itā€™s not only light and refreshing but also good for you!

This is mildly spicy and tangy, usually savoured after meals to improve digestion or before meals as a stomach cleanser.


Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

Quantity: Serves 2


  • 1 green chilli
  • few coriander leaves
  • 1 inch ginger / adrak
  • 1 cup yogurt / curd, thick
  • generous pinch asafoetida / hing
  • salt to taste
  • Ā¼ tsp cumin powder / jeera powder, roasted
  • 1 cup water
  • 10 ice cubes

for tempering:

  • 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • Ā½ tsp jeera / cumin
  • few curry leaves / kadi patta

Preparation method

  1. Firstly, in a blender take coriander leaves, green chilli and ginger. Add 1 cup thick curd.
  2. Add generous pinch of hing, cumin powder and salt.
  3. Furthermore, add 1 cup of water. and blend frothy.
  4. Transfer the buttermilk to the large jug.
  5. Add in few ice cubes.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare the tempering by heating up ghee in a pan, add jeera and curry leaves.
  7. Allow it to splutter and pour over chaas.
  8. MIx well with a large spoon.
  9. Finally, pour masala chaas or spiced buttermilk into glass and serve chilled.