Monday, August 22, 2011

Roasted Cumin Spiced Buttermilk - Digestive Tonic

Know What You Eat: Buttermilk | "Masala Chaas" is common accompaniment in most of the Indian diets..as 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. There are lots of benefits drinking buttermilk to mention, here are few.

Gastrointestinal Benefits:
Those with digestive problems are often advised to drink buttermilk rather than milk, as it is more quickly digested. Buttermilk has more lactic acid than skim milk.

Gall Stone Treatment:
Buttermilk isn't a cure for gall stones in on its own, but a major part of gall stone treatment is eating the right diet. Fatty milks are to be avoided when treating gall stones, but they can be substituted by either skim milk or buttermilk, which both have an appropriately low fat content. This enables you to continue providing calcium to the body while limiting your fat intake.


How to make buttermilk?
Originally,
Butter is produced by churning cream until the fats separate from the liquid (buttermilk) and the butter is in a semi-solid state. My mother still in today's date makes Ghee (clarified butter) with the same method. Blend in yogurt, water, cumin powder, ginger and salt ...addition of cumin is another benefit as it aids in digestion as well...But a tall glass of this healthy and tasty beverage on a hot summer day is a moment to look forward to....



Spiced Buttermilk 
 

Recipe: Roasted Cumin Flavored Buttermilk | Masala Chaas
Preparation time: 5 mins Cook time - N/A                                                               
Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 C Yogurt, lowfat
  • 1 3/4 C Water
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin powder, roasted
  • 1/4 inch Ginger, grated
  • Cilantro, finely chopped (optional)
  • Salt to taste 
  • Crushed Ice
 Method
  • Mix yogurt and water, cumin powder, grated ginger, salt and blend well. Add crushed ice.
  • Pour into glasses and serve chilled.

20 comments:

divya said...

looks absolutely perfect and tempting.. Yummy :)

Shri said...

Slurp...Mouthwatering!

Ms.Chitchat said...

Perfect thirst quencher,love the taste.

Priti said...

Love this ...and you have tempted me in the middle of nite :)

Apu said...

This is a summer favourite @ my home!!

Spandana said...

Nice one... comforting and cooling!! Love it.

Madhavi said...

Love masala chaas..yummyyy!!

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Sobha Shyam said...

lovely drink, adding roasted cumin is so great, cool recipe..

Poornima Nair said...

Love buttermilk any time of the day...so refreshing...looks perfect!

ANU said...

wow very nice and refreshing...love your clicks.....nice info too!

Uma said...

that's a refreshing drink! looks awesome.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Deliciously refreshing buttermilk.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I make it now and then for my hubby...good for digestion indeed..

Rekha shoban said...

with roasted cumin sounds gud...really healthy!

Kalpana Sareesh said...

I need atleast 2 full glasses..so good..

Prathima Rao said...

Refreshing Chaas!!!! Would love to have this everyday!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Priya said...

I can finish this masala chaas in no time,super refreshing drink..

Rinku Naveen said...

Refreshing glass of buttermilk..Would love to try it.

Kalyani's Platter said...

refreshing spiced buttermilk ...... feels like to have immediately .......

Suja said...

Perfect and refreshing summer drink..lovely presentation.You have a wonderful blog..will be back often..happy blogging..

 
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