Chaas (Spiced Indian Buttermilk)


With the summer beating down on us, t is best to rehydrate ourselves with liquids. Whether it’s during meals or in between; a nice glass of buttermilk helps one to cope with the summer heat. Also known as ‘Chaach’, buttermilk has cooling properties and can be flavoured in many ways.
Some of the buttermilk recipes on this blog are below:
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Salt & Pepper Baby Corn

This Chinese appetiser can be simplistic in it’s ingredients; but, has a sublety of an underlying spice mix. This dish is a little colourful with the pops of green. for a more visual treat, finely chop pieces of red and yellow bell peppers.
 
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Thai Sweet & Spicy Basil Crab

This is a Thai recipe which is a little sweet and quiet spicy. The basil adds a fresh twist to the dish. And the combination of all these flavours with the crab is absolutely finger-licking good. I know that eating crab tends to be a little messy. But then, it’s a very caveman-like feeling of satisfaction when you use your fingers to tear apart and dog into the crab meat.
 
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Paneer Palak

The quintessential Indian vegetarian dish that is a favourite of many. As far as Indian dishes are concerned, I remember always ordering this as a child whenever my dad would take me to an Indian restaurant. While I try new dishes on a restaurant menu; Paneer Palak is nostalgic and is a healthy and creamy part of the Indian kitchen offerings.
 
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Badi Amma’s Bharvaan Laal Mirchi Ka Achaar (Stuffed Red Chilli Pickle)

Badi Amma is my friend’s grandma who makes amazing food. While her dishes are absolutely yummm, her personality is larger-than-ilfe.
 
This pickle is one of her most popular recipes and I would wait for a bottle of these stuffed chillies whenever anyone would come from Badi Amma’s home.
 
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Lemonades

Whether it’s lime or lemons; when summer’s near, make lemonade! Presenting few variations of this delicious beverage.

Basil Lemonade

Cucumber-Basil Lemonade

Kiwi Lemonade

Lychee Lemonade

Mint Lemonade

Rosemary Lemonade

Lychee & Ginger Lemonade

Nam Manglak (Thai Basil Seed Lemonade)

Mango Lemonade

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Iced Teas

With summer approaching, it would be nice to have tall glasses of iced teas. As a beverage, tea contains antioxidants and has less caffeine than coffee. Tea may also reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, protect bones, boost the immune system and may help battle cancer.

My iced tea flavours are:

Iced Tea: Basil

Iced Tea: Basil-Lemongrass

Iced Tea: Ginger & Lemongrass

Iced Tea: Ginger & Mint

Iced Tea: Ginger, Mint & Honey

Iced Tea: Lemon

Iced Tea: Mint

Iced Tea: Orange

Iced Tea: Peach

Iced Tea: Strawberry

Iced Tea: Thai

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