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Chaas/Indian Buttermilk(Mathaa)

Learn how to make Chaas or Indian Buttermilk(Mathha) with spices, for hot summer.
Prep Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Beverages
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Masala Chaas, Spiced Indian Yogurt Drink
Servings: 2
Author: Swati


  • Blender or Ballon Whisk/Churner(Mathani)


  • 1 Cup Fresh Yogurt/Dahi
  • 4 Cups Chilled Water
  • 5-6 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 5-6 Fresh Cilantro/Coriander Sprigs
  • 1-2 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
  • 2-3 Black Peppercorns(Powdered/Crushed) optional
  • ½" Fresh Ginger Piece
  • 1 tsp Jaggery Powder/Raw Cane Sugar/Honey
  • Black Salt/Himalayan Pink Salt -as per taste


  • Take curd/yogurt in a bowl or jug big bowl
  • Add kala namak /Himalayan pink salt,jaggery powder/sugar, water and beat/ mix with water with churner/whisk.
  • Crush mint and coriander leaves in a pestle. Add to the buttermilk.
  • Crush dry roasted jeera(cumin) seeds. Mix nicely .
  • To make in blender, combine all ingredients and blend at high speed till everything mixes well.
  • Serve Chilled


For Vegan Version, use any vegan/plant based yogurt.