Beat The Heat With A Variety Of Flavoured Chhaas or Buttermilk

 

Summer is getting hotter as I type each sentence. Which means if you really care for your health, skin, nails, or hair or all of these together, you must keep yourself well-hydrated! You’ve heard the advice “drink more water” a zillion times; but, we, at The Brunette Diaries, know and understand that drinking so much of water (although necessary and helpful) doesn’t really play out well for our bladders. So we won’t pester you to drink more than you can, but do make a slight effort as to not remaining thirsty for over an hour. Just one sip maybe! And since we are not drinking enough water to beat the heat, why not substitute it with something more exciting, equally hydrating and yummy for the taste buds at the same time!

Also read: Foods That Can Cool You Down This Summer

If you haven’t guessed it yet, I’m talking about flavoured chhaas! Who wouldn’t like to sip on a tall glass of chilled, sweet or spicy and flavoured buttermilk? If you’re easily bored with one type, here are some recipes to try different flavoured chhaas.

Masala Chhaas:

This traditional Masala Chhaas is everybody's favorite! flavoured chhaas,

This traditional Masala Chhaas is everybody’s favorite!

Ingredients:

1 cup chilled yogurt

1 dark green chilli, finely chopped

1 tsp ginger juice

1 tsp coriander leaves, finely chopped

A pinch of salt

A pinch of black pepper

½ tsp chaat masala

2 cups of cold water

Method: Place yogurt in a bowl above an ice bath and whisk it until smooth. Then add the rest of the ingredients except water and beat with an electric hand blender or in a mixer/grinder (place the empty bowl of the mixer in the freezer before using it. Finally add water and give it a finally mix. Serve immediately!

Also read: How To Cure A Bloated Belly By Not Doing Anything!

Mint Chhaas:

Yummilicious mint chhaas can calm your stomach in this heat

Yummilicious Mint Chhaas can calm your stomach in this heat

Ingredients:

1 cup yogurt

2 cups cold water

1 tbsp fresh mint leaves, finely chopped

A pinch or two of salt and pepper

Method: Plop all the ingredients except water in a mixer/grinder and beat until smooth. Add water and one cube of ice and beat against until the ice cube is crashed or completely melted. Serve in shot glasses garnished with a few mint leaves

 Jeera/cumin Chhaas:

Cumin chhaas is a great way to help digest your food

Cumin Chhaas is a great way to help digest your food

Ingredients:

1 cup yogurt

2 cups cold water

1 tsp asafetida (hing)

1 tsp powdered cumin seeds (jeera)

A pinch of salt

1 tsp coriander leaves, finely chopped

Method: Beat the yogurt with hing, salt and cumin powder until smooth. Then add water and coriander leaves and beat until mixed well. Garnish with cumin seeds or powder and serve chilled with lunch. This is a great way to ease the digestion process.

Also read: Reasons to drink water

Vanilla Chhaas:

If you have a sweet tooth like us, you'll probably be addicted to this Vanilla chhaas

If you have a sweet tooth like us, you’ll probably be addicted to this Vanilla Chhaas

Ingredients:

1 cup yogurt

2 cups water

1 tbsp sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

A pinch of salt

A pinch of cinnamon powder

Method: In a medium-sized bowl, beat the yogurt with salt and sugar until the sugar is dissolved completely. Then place the bowl over an ice bath and add vanilla and cinnamon. Continue to beat for 2 minutes. Add cold water and beat well. Serve chilled after lunch or dinner.

 

Mango Chhaas:

It's the season of Mangoes, so what better way to enjoy the fruit than with chhaas!

It’s the season of mangoes, so what better way to enjoy the fruit than with Chhaas!

Ingredients:

1 cup yogurt

1 tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

½ cup mango pulp

½ cup cold water

1 tbsp mango juliennes or thin slices

Method: Using an electric mixer beat the yogurt with sugar until completely dissolved. Then add the other ingredients except mango juliennes and beat well. Pour into a glass and garnish with mango juliennes or a single mint leaf.

Also read: Reasons why you should start eating mango

Try these recipes and watch your family and friends go crazy over the various flavours!

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