How to make buttermilk? Your guide for making spiced tempered buttermilk

How to make buttermilk? Your guide for making spiced tempered buttermilk

How to make buttermilk? Your guide for making spiced tempered buttermilk

 

How to make buttermilk?  Your guide for making spiced tempered buttermilk

 

How to make buttermilk? Are there any variations to it that taste as good as the regular Chaas/buttermilk? If you’re also trying to find answers to these questions then you’re in the right place because we’ve got answers to all your queries.

 

Here’s everything you need to know about how to make buttermilk

 

Served as the staple drink in Rajasthan and in the most areas of Punjab, Chaas/buttermilk is an amazing drink to quench your thirst in the summers.

It’s one of the tastiest drinks to sip in during the summers. Made with the curd, chaas/buttermilk not only soothes your tastes buds but also improves your digestive system and provides a good nutritional value to your body.

There are a good number of ways to make it with an interesting and delicious twist, the most popular being the “TADKA CHAAS”.

 

TAKDA CHAAS or Spiced Buttermilk:

Made with the curd (dahi) and tempered spices, tadka chaas is one of the best possible variations of buttermilk. You can serve it to anyone, anywhere. The flavor of the tempered spices mixed with the nutrition of curd makes it delicious and healthy. In case you are wondering about the word “tempered” I just used, let me tell you what it actually means.

Tempering is the brief frying of spices to release their aroma. It is a popular garnishing technique and is used in various parts of India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.

 

Recipe:

INGREDIENTS  for Regular Buttermilk

  • 1 cup Curd (Greek-style yogurt or Hung Curd)
  • 1 glass water
  • 1 finely chopped Green Chili
  • Salt to taste

 

INGREDIENTS for Tempering

  • 1 tablespoon ghee or oil
  • ¼ teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 Crushed Red Chili (you can avoid red chilli if you’re not into spices much)
  • ¼ teaspoon black mustard seeds (Rai)⅛ inch Chopped Ginger (This is optional)
  • 2 curry leaves (kari patta)

 

INGREDIENTS for Garnishing

  • 1 Mint spring (optional)
  • 2 Coriander or Cilantro leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon powdered and roasted Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 tablespoon boondi

 

How to make buttermilk? Your guide for making spiced tempered buttermilk

How to make buttermilk?

 

Here’s the recipe on how to make buttermilk?

Blend all the ingredients for buttermilk in a blender or a food processor. Just don’t blend the curd too much otherwise it will lose its texture.

Heat the ghee or oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds to the oil first. When they start to blacken, then add the mustard seeds. After a minute or two, add the rest of the tempering ingredients to the oil.

It is best to freshly roast Jeera (cumin seeds) as the aroma of freshly roasted cumin seeds is quite fresh and exotic. You can use stored roasted cumin powder, but it loses its aroma and color over time.”

Cook the tempering mixture for 2-3 minutes on high heat. Pour this on Chaas and mix well. Garnish according to preference and serve fresh.

 

How to make buttermilk? Your guide for making spiced tempered buttermilk

 

NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF BUTTERMILK

 

Calorie Content:

Did you know that the buttermilk has fewer calories than whole milk? One cup of buttermilk contains around 100 calories and 2.2 gm of fat out of which, only 1.3 gm is saturated whereas whole milk contains around 150 calories and 8 grams of fat out of which, 5gm of the fat is saturated.

 

Probiotic Drink:

Made with the curd, Buttermilk is considered a probiotic drink, a food type that contains live microorganisms, beneficial for good health.

Eating probiotic food populates your intestine with the health-promoting bacteria which improves your immunity.

 

Protein:

Low-fat buttermilk contains 8g protein in 1 cup which is as the same amount found in the regular milk. Reduced-fat buttermilk contains 10g protein.

Both types of buttermilk provide between 10 and 19 percent of the Daily Value for protein, therefore, it is considered a good source of protein.

 

Other Minerals and Vitamins:

Chaas or Buttermilk not only tastes delicious and soothing but also contains a wide range of vitamins and minerals good for the body, including calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc.

Do you know any other nutritional fact about Buttermilk or Chaas?

What is your way to add a twist to the regular buttermilk recipe? Drop comments and share your recipe with us.

 

 

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