Buttermilk & Lassi

We prepare buttermilk by diluting curd (yoghurt), and we also prepare creamy lassi using curd made of full fat milk. Spiced buttermilk is a traditional south Indian drink usually served after taking an elaborate lunch meal to improve the digestion. Buttermilk with jeera powder or chaat masala is popular in other parts of India. Lassi is usually served chilled as a dessert in almost every part of India.

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Spiced buttermilk

Health benefits of buttermilk :

According to Ayurveda, both the buttermilk & lassi are of great significance as they are useful to treat many illnesses. You may check out here Β to know more about the healing properties of buttermilk suggested by Ayurveda and also here to know the nutritional values of buttermilk. In short the benefits of taking buttermilk are as below:

  1. Improves immunity as buttermilk is probiotic
  2. Strengthens bones, due to its high calcium & potassium content
  3. Relieves acidity & heart burns
  4. Improves digestion
  5. Prevents dehydration
  6. Contains less lactose, hence suitable for people with lactic intolerance
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Generally buttermilk is kept in mud pots (earthenware) few hours before serving and it can be served ideally in the mid morning or in the afternoon after lunch during summer. We can add ground spices, fresh herbs & berries into buttermilk to enhance the flavour. Some like to add lemon juice into buttermilk to make it tangy.

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South Indian buttermilk varieties

Now you can check out the slideshows below that are self explanatory:

Thirst quenching buttermilk:

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Detoxifying plantain stem buttermilk:

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Iron-rich curry leaves buttermilk:

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Refreshing Mint buttermilk:

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Flavorful Coriander leaves buttermilk:

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Sweet buttermilk:

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Digestive buttermilk: (Punjabi chaas)

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Lassi is nothing but the sweet beverage prepared using full fat yoghurt. We can keep experimenting this recipe by adding various flavours using fresh fruits, dry fruits, etc.

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Lassi Varieties

Pista lassi:

Mango Lassi:

Paan lassi:

Rose lassi:

You may replace rose essence with gulkand and make refreshing rose lassi.

Mint lassi:

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  1. Ok I found a place where I can view them! And yes self explanatory.. these look really yummy can’t wait to try it with my next batch of buttermilk! πŸ˜€

  2. I think my phone can’t see the ingredients because it can’t run JavaScript.. but this looks like something I would love to try! ❀️
    Thank you for your love over @ my blog too! ??

    1. Thank you so much!
      I just learn a lot from your beautiful blog: useful tips, interesting recipes, lovely DIYs!

  3. Mmm, I love how you included so many mouthwatering recipes in one post!

    1. Thank you! I want this be user friendly, as one could see everything related to in a single post!

  4. Wow. Everything looks so yummy and different varieties. Perfect for summer.. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    1. Anything which is sour or sweet can be added, if you add coconut it may become grainy, instead you can try with coconut cream.

  5. Wow Megs just wow! This is not just a kitchen it is a work of art! Frankly I dont much care for food blogs (no offense but I am not a foodie or a great cook) but i can’t help but drop in on your blog and actually want to cook! And I am dying for some lassi now. Hats off and thanks so much for pandering to my request. And any time you are short of ideas, could you share some mock-tail recipes? My son is crazy about them and is terribly disappointed with his most unimaginative mum! If I could pull of just one exotic drink i could probably get him to do anything πŸ˜€

      1. Definitely second that.. simple- like your mission and it makes you wanna cook more.. because it’s​ not daunting! πŸ™‚

  6. Awesome information and recipes on the varieties of lassis Megala! am yet to try out paan,rose and pista lassis, will visit here when I do Thank you πŸ™‚

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