The desi heat-buster: Spiced buttermilk with cucumber and curry patta

Blend cucumber and buttermilk, and you have a drink that’s almost a snack.

Written by Sangeeta Khanna | New Delhi | Published: May 21, 2016 12:51:58 pm
This recipe of spiced buttermilk is almost like a snack between meals. (Photo: Sangeeta Khanna) This recipe of spiced buttermilk is almost like a snack between meals. (Photo: Sangeeta Khanna)

Buttermilk is a probiotic cooling drink that has survived the colas and the packaged shakes and juices. Every family used to make cultured fresh yogurt everyday, and most families in smaller towns still make their own yogurt. The full cream yogurt is churned to make white butter and the remaining thin residue is the buttermilk that is considered cooling and is probiotic due to the presence of lactic acid bacteria.

Many people like the buttermilk plain, some add salt and pepper and some even add chopped coriander leaves. This recipe is of spiced buttermilk that makes the everyday buttermilk interesting and a little filling too, so that it almost becomes like a snack between meals.

Ingredients
(Serves 2)
1- Small tender cucumber
500 ml- Fresh buttermilk or 150g- Yogurt and 350ml- Water
Handful of fresh mint leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
1- Green chilli

Method
* Mix everything and blend till smooth.

* Strain through a sieve and serve with or without ice cubes.

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