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. Wonderful post for Summer… Nice pictures Megala.

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you!

  2. Jeni G.J says:

    I like coriander leaves, curry leaves butter milk..will try with mint leaves next time chef.

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks for stopping by!

      1. Jeni G.J says:

        Ha ha..you’re Welcome.

  3. Butter milk. πŸ™‚πŸ’

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks, and thanks for stopping by!

      1. Trust me it was a pleasure. πŸ™‚

      2. Megala says:

        πŸ™‚

  4. Good one! Ayurveda counts buttermilk as ‘best medicine’ for IBS ( Irritable Bowel Syndrome ), just that it should be sweet not sour.

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you, and thanks for stopping by!

  5. foodwasteaced02 says:

    Sounds delicious- I want to try this soon! πŸ™‚

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you!

  6. How intricate!! That is so cool you can make your own buttermilk. Next time I am in need of it, I will have to try this recipe πŸ™‚

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you, and thanks for dropping by!

  7. What a beautiful looking post! Gorgeous pictures and recipes.

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you so much for dropping by!

  8. Ooo the rose lassi looks so pretty and pink!

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you so much!

  9. Awesome post Megala…amazing pictures and recipe..loved it !!

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you so much!

  10. We love lassis in any kind of way. What a wonderful recipe. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you so much!

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