Beat the summer heat with this cooling and refreshing drink. Chaas also known as Buttermilk(in English), Lassi and Takra in Sanskrit. Its a very popular drink in India and consumed generally after lunch. As per Ayurveda it has medicinal properties and it is packed with nutritional health benefits.
We always had this drink served in our family after lunch. Yogurt, black salt, roasted ajwain(carom seeds) powder and dry or fresh mint, I love this combination. Some recipes also call for roasted cumin seeds but I like ajwain(carom seed) more. I never felt heavy or sleepy after having food. Days when I skip this drink I feel lethargic and crave for an afternoon nap.
YOU WILL NEED:
1 Cup Yogurt
2 Cups Water
1 teaspoon roasted Ajwain powder
1 teaspoon Black Salt
1 teaspoon dry or fresh mint leaves (chopped)
Blend all the ingredient well and enjoy after Lunch.
* As per Ayurveda its not a good idea to use regular commercial salt as it will kill the good bacteria in the yogurt. So use either black salt or Himalayan pink salt.
* Also as per Ayurveda the best time to take buttermilk/chaas/lassi is after lunch and not dinner.