Buttermilk is one of the most delectable and refreshing cooler to beat the heat. In India, buttermilk is widely known as “chaas” in Hindi, “ಮಜ್ಜಿಗೆ” in Kannada, “మజ్జిగ”, Telugu, “மோர்”, Tamil. There are many household traditional ways to prepare this drink. Buttermilk’s active cultures fight bad bacteria and help stimulate the immune system. Buttermilk helps in solving indigestion problems and also boost immunity. Buttermilk is lower in fat than regular milk, because the fat has been removed to make butter. It is also high in potassium, vitamin B12, calcium, and riboflavin as well as a good source of phosphorus. Buttermilk has more lactic acid than skim milk. When the hot sun is drilling all the essential nutrients from your body, a cool and refreshing buttermilk is simply comforting. To give the plain buttermilk little herby flavour, I added chopped fresh coriander leaves and cumin seeds. The aromatic flavour of coriander leaves and cumin seeds when blend with curd/yogurt the resultant is scrumptious. Coriander flavoured buttermilk is perfect for summer and can be taken as a coolant when you want to wash out spicy food down the throat.
Coriander Flavoured Buttermilk
- 1/2 cup low fat Yogurt/Curd
- 1/2 lit. Water
- 2-3 springs fresh Coriander leaves, chopped
- 1 tbsp Cumin/Jeera, coarsely powdered
- Beat yogurt/curd with salt and coriander leaves. Leave the mixture to cool in the refrigerator.
- Add water and cumin powder before serving. Garnish with coriander leaves.
- Last but not least add your ‘love’ to make the dish ‘YUMMY’.