Chaas or buttermilk recipe- chaas or buttermilk is a popular summer drink of India
During summer season Masala Chaas /buttermilk is enjoyed all over India with little variation.It is made with yogurt so very cooling for the body and good for digestion .It can be consumed any time as a drink or with or after meal.
There are many variation of making chaas , some add mint and coriander paste , some like to have it plain and just add salt and in south India they made very flavourful and delicious buttermilk- Neer more with curry leaves and mustard tempering.In Punjab and whole North India salt,black salt and roasted cumin powder are added in chaas which gives a nice taste and aroma.
Black salt and cumin both are very good for digestion so it is added in all types of raita and Aloo chaat and chaas recipes .Roasting enhance the flavour of cumin and it goes very well with any yogurt preparation.If you don’t have black salt or don’t like its typical smell of black salt then can skip it and can use only regular table salt.
I have also posted the recipe of making – Chaas ka masala ,so you have to just add the chaas masala in chilled chaas and your delicious and refreshing chaas will be ready in a jiffy.
Dhungaar chaas is also very popular in Punjab and Uttar pradesh ,to make dhungaar chaas you have to burn a coal on your gas stove till it become red then pour 1/2 tsp ghee over it and immediately sprinkle some chaas masala or hing and cumin powder over the coal and then invert a big bowl over the coal to collect the flavours of the smoke.After a minute take the bowl and immediately pour the prepared chaas in it and serve. This chaas recipe is quick and simple so do try it .