Masala Chaas | Spiced Buttermilk

Buttermilk / Chaas / Chhachh is a very common beverage in most Indian households, especially during the summer season. This refreshing drink can be consumed every day simply as it is or after a light / heavy meal. One should not confuse about the name of this as the combination of Butter and Milk. Basically, it is the liquid that is leftover after churning butter. This Indian beverage has a number of benefits for our skin, hair, body weight and at-last, overall health. Some are listed below :

  • Prevents dehydration
  • Improves digestion
  • Lowers blood pressure and bad cholesterol
  • Boosts the calcium intake
  • Works great for lactose-intolerant people etc.

There are a no. of variations one can do with the simple buttermilk. I have already shared this ‘Spiced Beetroot Buttermilk with Roasted flavor / Bhune Chukandar Masala Chaas‘. But today’s post is all about a spice infused buttermilk as ‘Masala Chaas / Spiced Buttermilk‘.

The making procedure of this spiced buttermilk doesn’t require any special skills particularly. Just churn everything in a blender / even using a hand blender, add a tempering part, pour into serving glass and voila !! the beverage is ready to enjoy 😊 The process is that much simple as well as quick. 

As the season here in India is very hot these days, so this beverage one should try to get refreshed. Even this masala chaas can be prepared in advance and kept in refrigerator to serve whenever needed. Preferably this tastes great when chilled. So do try surely this excellent body cooler and appetizer.

Recipe Card for ‘Masala Chaas / Spiced Buttermilk :

Buttermilk, curd, Indian Spice, Gluten free beverage

Beverage, Gluten free


Author: sasmita

Spiced Buttermilk / Masala Chaas

a classic Indian Summer Beverage infused with some masala.

prep time: 5 Mcook time: 1 Mtotal time: 6 M


  • Curd 1 cup
  • Ginger 1/2 inch
  • Green chili 1-2 no.
  • Cumin seed 1/2 tsp
  • Mint leaves 4-5 no.
  • Oil 1/4 tsp
  • Black salt as needed
  • Chaat masala 1/4 tsp
  • Water (chilled) as needed


How to cook Spiced Buttermilk / Masala Chaas

  1. In a blender jar take curd, roughly chopped ginger and green chilies, mint leaves, black salt, chaat masala and water (2 cup).
  2. Blend until everything mix well and keep aside.
  3. Then heat oil in a tadka pan.
  4. Add in cumin seeds and allow to crackle.
  5. Turn off heat and pour the tempering over the blended mixture.
  6. Mix everything well again and serve chilled now / keep in refrigerator to serve later !


In the tempering part, mustard seeds can be added.
I have added the tempering part, but one can omit this and directly add the cumin seeds along with other ingredients during blending.

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This Spiced Buttermilk / Masala Chaas is contributed for 195th theme of the Foodie Monday Blog Hop foodie group which is decided as ‘Third Letter Magic‘ and suggested by ‘Amrita Iyer’. Basically the theme describes that, we had to cook a dish starting with the third letter of our names. As ‘S’ is the third letter of my name, so I chose this Spiced Buttermilk / Masala Chaas for the contribution.

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  1. Priya Iyer

    Love your version of spiced buttermilk. It looks absolutely delicious! Quite similar to the Neer More we make in Tamil Nadu.

  2. Srishti

    I just love chhaas. And this version is super delicious. Thanks for the awesome revepie.

  3. Sujata Roy

    Spiced butter milk looks so refreshing and mouthwatering. Perfect for this hot weather. Chilled spicy butter milk wow I am drooling. Lovely share.

  4. Vasusvegkitchen

    Awsome presentation,almost every day I'm preparing this masala chaas using sabja seeds. Love to try your version of masala chaas.

  5. Poonam Bachhav

    We make a similar preparation called Mattha. Loved your recipe and presentation !

  6. preethi'scuisine

    Lovely presentation. I am a sucker for masala chaas and it is a regular at my place to beat the heat. Perfect summer drink.

  7. Mayuri Patel

    Lovely clicks Sasmita. We make masala chaas every day as it never ever gets really cold in Mombasa. I've also tasted the actual buttermilk that is left when one makes butter from cream, it tastes different.

  8. cookwithrenu

    One of my favorite drink during summers or even otherwise. The masala chaas with ginger and mint sounds absolutely yum.

  9. Swati

    Chass is a regular at my house for lunchtime in summers though I do not add ginger .. I and hubby love it with choonk as we grew up drinking that way..beautiful pics and presentation.

  10. Kalyani

    my kids love this duirng summer , and I add 1-2 garlic pods to this during winter to help relieve chest cold too !

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