Salted Buttermilk Recipe – How to make Salted Chaas / Buttermilk Recipe

Salted Buttermilk recipe is a very popular drink in summers across India. Salted Buttermilk is known as Chaas , Taak Or Mahi In India. This drink is consumed mostly after meals. It’s also known as the best coolant to stomach and heals digestive problems. Mostly Salted Buttermilk is made in northern India. I love buttermilk which is mildly spiced and with some ice cubes ….. ice ice baby ;) Also it’s very famous in Mumbai you get them almost in all hooks and corners during summer and other season.

Salted Buttermilk (Chaas) and Indian Sweet Yogurt Drink  (Lassi) comes from the same source Curd/ Yogurt / Dahi. Lassi is purely made from thick curd and the butter of curd. Whereas Salted Buttermilk is made by adding water to yogurt and discarding the thick cream Or butter of curd by straining the whey through a muslin cloth. Later same whey is mixed with water and some spices .

I have used the fat curd and not just the whey. As I love my buttermilk slightly thicker. Also in India there are varieties of buttermilk found like Salted Buttermilk, Mildly spiced Buttermilk, Very Spicy Buttermilk etc.

I love my buttermilk mildly spiced and chilled. So I have just made use of 2 spices. Salted Buttermilk is refreshing, cool, healthy and yummy. Great to beat summers. Most important it’s so easy to prepare this Salted Buttermilk! Feeling too hot comfort yourself with this chilled Salted Buttermilk – Simple Indian Chaas :)……………. Cool, refreshing summer drink, low fat and healthy!Worth trying this summer.

Salted Buttermilk

Salted Buttermilk recipe details and printable version below:

Salted Buttermilk – Simple Indian Chaas
Prep time
Total time
Recipe type: drinks, beverages
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 1 tall glass
Ingredients (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 4 tbsp thick yogurt Or thin yogurt
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ tbsp cumin seed powder
  • ½ tbsp fennel seed powder
  • black salt as per taste
  • few ice cubes
  1. Combine all the above ingredients into a processor. Grind until all is blended well.
  2. Serve in tall glass with ice cubes. Garnish with some fennel-cumin seed powder.
1. You could add chopped green chilies, coriander leaves, chopped ginger to the buttermilk.
2. Another variation would be adding black pepper Or red chili powder.
3. Also adding chat masala with give a good flavor to your buttermilk.


  1. sunita sil says

    Hi Maria

    I made this yesterday and it was soooooooooo refreshing as if I was in the Himalayas having a Heavenly drink and more than that my hubby enjoyed it, thank god?????
    Your glass is so tempting and actually I made this recepe seeing the glass

    Take Care

    • maria says

      Thanks Sunita for trying them I am happy your hubby liked as my hubby won’t even taste buttermilk (: ……. I am trying to click better pics with my new DSLR still learning food photography!

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