Drinks Grand Ma's Recipes

Masala Buttermilk

Ever since childhood, I have always enjoyed drinking masala buttermilk which my Grand Mom and Mom used to make for us. This was considered a family remedy for colds and aids in digestion. Enjoy !  ~ Kamakshi

Prep Time : 5 mins                                     Cook Time : 10 mins
Serves : 4


  • 4 cups buttermilk  or 1 cup Plain Yogurt mixed with 3 cups of water
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp Panch Phoran ( Five Spice Mix)
  • 1 tbsp Chickpea powder (Besan)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida (Hing)
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 3-4 curry leaves (optional)
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a mixing bowl, mix together buttermilk, besan, turmeric and chilli powder.
  2. Heat oil in big pan, add the crushed garlic and fry for a few mins till it becomes light brown. Add the Five spice (Panch Phoran), Asafoetida and curry leaves.
  3. Pour the buttermilk mix into the spices and boil for 3-5 mins. Add salt to taste.
  4. Serve in mugs.

NOTE :  In Summers, another tasty variation is cold masala butter milk. It is a refreshing drink and absolutely  zero calories, so it is a tasty alternative to sodas and sweet drinks.



  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 4 glasses chilled water
  • 1/4 cup of chopped coriander (cilantro)
  • 1/4 cup of mint leaves
  • 1 green chilly
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin seed powder
  • 2 tsp Black Salt
  • Salt to taste


  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender till coriander and mint leaves crush very well. Serve cold.

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