Spiced Beetroot Buttermilk with Roasted flavor | Bhune Chukandar Masala Chaas

Beetroot or Beet or Chukandar (in Hindi) is typically a root vegetable. Good quality, fresh beetroots should have their green leaves intact. Beets are a low-calorie food packed with a variety of nutrients. The health benefits of beets are wide ranging. Like most other plant-based foods, beets are high in nutrients yet low in calories. The antioxidants content of this colorful root vegetable also offers additional benefits, such as reduced risk of cellular damage, helps to lower the blood pressure, fights inflammation, support detoxification and many more as well.

Well the current post is all about a beverage which is being prepared having the main ingredient, Beetroot as ‘Spiced Beetroot Buttermilk with Roasted flavor’ / ‘Bhune Chukandar Masala Chaas‘. The hardest and most tedious part here is waiting for the roasted beetroots to cook in the oven. Otherwise the beverage can be prepared within few minutes. Roasting in the oven enhances mostly the earthy flavors in the beet. 

This beverage is a perfect blend of tasty and healthy factor. After roasting the beetroot, these are blended well along with some ginger and green chili and then the juice of this mixture is added with curd. Finally a tempering of mustard seed and curry leaves is added to give a masala touch to the whole dish. This beverage has the mix flavor of very mild sweetness which comes from the roasted beetroot and a masala zing from the tempering part. For any party beverage, this will be a sure shot hit in the menu chart. So do try this ‘Spiced Beetroot Buttermilk with Roasted flavor’ / ‘Bhune Chukandar Masala Chaas’. 

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Author: Sasmita

Spiced Beetroot Buttermilk with Roasted flavor / Bhune Chukandar Masala Chaas

a gorgeous looking beverage from some roasted beetroot and curd having a very mild sweetness as well as a masala zing

prep time: 10 minscook time: 30 minstotal time: 40 mins


  • Beetroot   2 no.
  • Curd   2 cup
  • Ginger   1 inch
  • Green chili   2 no.
  • Black salt   as needed
  • Mustard seed   1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves   1 sprig
  • Oil   1/2 tsp


  1. Preheat the oven at 180 deg C.
  2. Wash and clean both the beetroots thoroughly in order to remove any dirt.
  3. Peel, cut into 1/2 inch slices lengthwise and place all the slices over a baking tray.
  4. Cook in the preheated oven for 25-30 mins or until those become much tender and a little bit charred on the edges.
  5. Take out from oven and allow those roasted beetroot slices to cool down completely.
  6. In a blender jar now take roughly chopped ginger, green chili and blend well.
  7. Strain the beetroot puree through a strainer into a mixing bowl.
  8. Then add curd, black salt and mix using a hand blender or pour into the blender jar and blend.
  9. Next heat oil in a tadka pan.
  10. Put some mustard seeds, curry leaves and allow to crackle.
  11. Turn off heat and pour the tempering over the beetroot buttermilk.
  12. Mix everything well and serve as it is / chilled !


To get a creamy texture in the butter milk, use the curd after discarding the water completely.
In the tempering part, cumin seeds can be added too. (https://richmondartcenter.org/) 


Well, Monday is here again !! This time the Foodie Monday Blog Hop team has decided the theme no 174 as ‘Christmas Special‘. So this ‘Spiced Beetroot Buttermilk with Roasted flavor’ / ‘Bhune Chukandar Masala Chaas‘ is here for the contribution.

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  1. Priya Iyer

    Such a beautiful pink colour! Great to see a savoury dish for the theme, so apt for the season too. 🙂

  2. Swati

    Beautiful color so apt for a festival like Christmas!! Masala Chaas or as we call it Mathaa is a everyday meal accomplishment in my house with beets it gets more healthy.. I am sure roasted beets have enhanced it flavour more.

  3. Sujata Roy

    Loved the colour Sasmita. I have some beetroot in my refrigerator. Tomorrow I will try to make it. Can't wait more. Sounds spicy and lip-smacking.

  4. Unknown

    I love the colour of this lassi or buttermilk. That's what we need for this hot season. I've tried many flavors of lassi but not with beetroot. Good idea and will try it out soon.

  5. Anonymous

    ufff ! too much goodness Sasmita ! loving everything about this – the colour, the roasted beets… yummmmm

  6. Vidya Narayan

    The pink Lassi is surely inviting! I make beetroot lassi often at home as it is a good way to include beets into our diet other than regular sabzis. The roasted flavour sounds delicious.

  7. veena

    I love the buttermilk with different flavours, especially the salted ones. This looks too tempting

  8. Poonam Bachhav

    Spiced buttermilk is a regular affair at my home, adding roasted beetroot to it will enhance the nutritive value and make it more appealing. Thanks for the wonderful share Sasmita.

  9. Sujata Shukla

    Where to start. The texture of this beetroot buttermilk. The flavour of roasted beets. The colour of the buttermilk. OMG this is sooo good. Perfect for the loaded Christmas table!

  10. Jamal Mohamed

    Excellent Post and I tried every recipe of yours that taste really good and also very easy cooking tips to prepare the food. Keep on posting like this. professional culinary school dubai | professional cookery training

  11. preethi'scuisine

    Roasted beet buttermilk looks so colourful and delish. I can have it anytime of the day.

  12. mildly indian

    ooo beet chaas. I guess i will try it this for lunch box addition and lets see how it is loved, anyway our pink lover is slowly changing sides so may bring her back.

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