Masala Chaas




Chaas also known as “Taat” in Maharathi and “Majjiga” in Telugu is nothing else but flavored buttermilk. Curd is main ingredient of Chaas and is a regular a part of meal especially during summer. Chaas helps in reducing sun stroke and acts as a refreshing cooling agent. It also helps your body in digestion. Masala Chaas is a mild spicy drink with mint leaves and acts as a super tasty, refreshing quencher during summer. Served best when chilled.
Serves: A Couple
Total Time:
Preparation Time: 5 mins
Ingredients:
¾ cup fresh curd
¼ tsp roasted cumin seed powder
¼ tsp chaat masala
1/8 tsp black salt powder
1/8 tsp grated ginger
1/8 tsp black pepper powder
Pinch of asafetida
Salt as per taste
5 to 8 fresh mint leaves
Some chopped fresh coriander leaves
½ finely chopped small green chilli (optional)
1 ½ glass chilled water

TO SERVE: (Optional)
1 tbsp panchajiri/ 1 tbsp Jeeralu/ 1 tbsp chaat masala
Method:
Take your serving glasses and chill them in freezer for about 5 minutes before serving.

Mix all ingredients except coriander leaves and mint leaves. Use a hand blender until everything is mixed and is smooth.

If desired – Take your panchajiri / chaat masala /  Jeeralu in a plate. Now dip the rim of your chilled glass on it making sure that the masala is coated around the edge of the glass rim. This gives an interesting look on the presentation and makes it even tastier.

Pour the masala Chaas into your glasses. Top with chopped coriander leaves and mint leaves. You can also put in mint as a stirrer.

Serve chilled.  



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