Wellness Fridays : Spiced Butter Milk

Guest recipe by Soumya Palivela

 

This low calorie and cooling drink can be enjoyed by adults and kids alike. And because it’s summer vacations and we all know how kids are super charged during summer vacations ( when are they not charged ????)  and super thirsty too, this is a perfect home made drink which is ready in minutes.

Thanks to Soumya Palivela, one of the members of our food group , for sharing not only this recipe but all other healthy recipes too which she shares on a regular basis in that group. I have been making this drink for past few days and have been enjoying it in the afternoons and my kids loved it too. And I use rock salt instead of regular salt in the recipe.

 

Indian Style Spiced Butter Milk

 

 

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It’s almost summer that means fun time! This is the best part of the year for most of us, but especially for kids. They get to play outside and they get dehydrated very easily. So here is a very good recipe! Indian style buttermilk is basically thick yogurt diluted with water. The consistency of buttermilk is thinner than lassi and generally salt and pepper are added to it. The recipe what I am going to share with you today is quite popular back home.

 

Serves 3-4

Difficulty level : Easy

Preparation time : 5 minutes

Cooling time : 1 hour ( optional )

 

Procedure :

 

Make a coarse paste out of ginger (1 tsp), cumin(3/4 tsp) and jalapeno(1/2 tsp) and keep it aside. Place yogurt (1/2 cup) in a bowl and whisk it till smooth. Then add water ( 1.5 cups) little by little and keep whisking simultaneously. Once done, add the ginger paste and salt and pepper.

 

While adding jalapeno remove seeds completely and add. Else it will become too spicy. But according to above measurements, the buttermilk is not spicy and is perfect for kids too. But if you want you can eliminate jalapeno. You can use any other green chilly in place of jalapeno.

 

Refrigerate it for cooling or you can add  crushed ice to drink immediately.

 

 

 

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This tastes very good when chilled.

 

 

Health Benefits :

Keeps body heat under control. Hence best enjoyed chilled in summers.

Keeps you full longer, so aids in weight loss too.

It’s not sweet, so you can drink it couple of times a day. Kids can have this instead of sugary drinks to quench their thirst.

It has lactic acid – naturally probiotic and provides ‘gut friendly’ bacteria.

Low in calories, high in Vitamin B12, Riboflavin, Calcium, Phosphorus.

Beauty benefits: Add 2 cups of buttermilk in your next bath session for soft, supple and glowing skin. Rinse your hair with buttermilk after regular shampoo for super soft and shiny hair.

 

 

 

About the guest ( in her own words)

 

I am a person who likes to be active all the time. Apart from enjoying with my 1 year old, I have many hobbies like gardening, painting etc but my biggest hobby is to explore and experiment healthy cooking with grains, veggies and fruits. I love to share all my recipes with everyone. So I started a blog “http://www.thedelightfuldelights.com/ few months ago.

I am also there on facebook.-https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Delightful-Delights/519441564858692?fref=ts

 

5 Comments

  1. Looks and sounds delicious and super healthy can’t wait to try☺

  2. I have been travelling long time in India, but I never tried 🙁 what a pity !!!
    Once home I will try to do it , is it similar to the ayran from Turkey ?

  3. What a great way to get more nutrition into your day. I’m going to have to try this one out.

  4. This is great for summers! Loved it!

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