Buttermilk & Lassi

Spicy buttermilk is a traditional south Indian drink usually served after taking heavy meal to improve the digestion. Buttermilk with jeera powder or chaat masala is popular in other parts of India. Lassi is a sweetened flavored creamier buttermilk served chilled as dessert in India. Generally buttermilk is kept in earthenware (mud pots) few hours before serving and served in the mid morning and after lunch during summer.

Both buttermilk & lassi are used in Ayurveda to treat many illnesses. Please click here Β https://trueayurveda.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/takra-buttermilk-the-divine-healer/Β to know more about the healing properties of buttermilk in Ayurveda and also here Β http://www.livestrong.com/article/120198-buttermilk-nutrition/Β to know the nutritional values of buttermilk.

Health benefits of taking buttermilk are:

  1. Improves immunity as it 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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BUTTERMILK

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Please check the slideshows below that are self explanatory for their recipes:

Thirst quenching buttermilk:

 

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Detoxifying plantain stem buttermilk:

 

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Iron-laden 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

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Pista lassi:

 

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Mango Lassi:

 

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Paan lassi:

 

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Rose lassi:

 

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Mint lassi:

 

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You can also try with different combination of spices for buttermilk and fresh fruits & dry fruits for lassi.

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74 Comments Add yours

  1. annika says:

    Wonderful… so many options! Funny, I just finished a lassi post, will be published soon!

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you!
      Great! Am looking forward to that!

  2. Anu Yalo says:

    Very refreshing and a perfect cooler…

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you!

  3. 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˜€

    1. Megala says:

      So nice of you! Let me know how you like it!

      1. I will for sure! πŸ˜„

      2. Megala says:

        Thanks!

  4. 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! πŸ’‹πŸ’•

    1. Megala says:

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

      1. Awwe your soo sweet!

  5. Eva@L.E.EBakers says:

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

    1. Megala says:

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

  6. Malini says:

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

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you so much Malini!

  7. Fab post Megala πŸ‘Œ. Luvd the blend of colours in diff flavoured lassi πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you so much!

  8. I love mango lassi!
    Can you use yam or coconut to make lassi too?

    1. Megala says:

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

    2. Megala says:

      Thanks for reading my posts!

  9. Sumith says:

    Brilliant summer treat! Beautiful photos.

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you!

  10. Dahlia says:

    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. Megala says:

      Thanks ! Its my pleasure! I will try to post some mock-tail recipes soon!

      1. Dahlia says:

        Yay! πŸ™‚

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

      3. Megala says:

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