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Saturday, 1 April 2017

Masala Chaas | Masala Taak | How to Make Masala Chaas | Indian Summer Drinks


Masala Chaas is a yogurt based Indian drink ideally consumed during summer months. Check out the recipe for masala chaas/taak at www.jyotibabel.com
Masala Chaas #Recipe

Masala Chaas is a yogurt based drink. It is yummy and it is very good for health in summer months. It helps to cool the body, aids in digestion and keeps you hydrated. The best thing about it is that it is so simple to make it – just get all the ingredients and blend it and it is ready to be gulped down.

This time of the year is the time to indulge in some cool drinks and I am doing just that. Past few days, I am guzzling down large glassfuls of ‘Masala Chaas’ or ‘Masala Taak’ as it is called in Maharashtra. 

Masala Chaas is a yogurt based Indian drink ideally consumed during summer months. Check out the recipe for masala chaas/taak at www.jyotibabel.com


The last week of March 2017 has seen mercury rising steeply here in Pune. The heat is relentless; one look outside the window in the afternoon will make your eyes squint and make your head dizzy. Forget about stepping out in the sun – else the menacing rays of sun with scorch your body.

Such is the heat that I keep all the curtains drawn in all the rooms; the fans are doing overtime running at full speed all the time. When things look unmanageable, the air conditioner also steps in. Apart from keeping the house cool, it is also important to keep our bodies cool and hydrated. Drinking lots of water and fluids is very important and they are the only things that are keeping me sane in this hot weather.


Masala Chaas is a yogurt based Indian drink ideally consumed during summer months. Check out the recipe for masala chaas/taak at www.jyotibabel.com

Looking for more summer drink ideas – check out Sweet Lime Soda, Ginger Mint Lemonade, Makhanya Lassi, Blueberry Lemonade or Strawberry Lemonade

How to Make Masala Chaas| Simple Masala Chaas Recipe

Ingredients:

250 ml yogurt
300 ml water
½ tsp roasted cumin powder
½ tsp black salt or to taste
7-8 mint leaves + extra for garnishing
2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
1 tsp taak masala or chaat masala + extra for garnishing
Ice cubes for serving (optional)

Process:

1. Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend it till the mixture is frothy. 
2. Add ice cubes into two tall glasses and pour the Chaas equally into them. Garnish with mint leaves and taak or chaat masala. Serve Chilled.


Masala Chaas is a yogurt based Indian drink ideally consumed during summer months. Check out the recipe for masala chaas/taak at www.jyotibabel.com


Notes:

1. This yogurt based drink is common all across India. However, some regions have their own simple variations. Some common variations are adding a green chili for some spice or ginger, asafoetida (hing), curry leaves and black pepper. All of these helps in digestion.

2. I have used store bought taak masala. But it can be easily substituted with chaat masala.

What cool drinks you are indulging in to beat the heat? Do share.

Thank you for stopping by! Cheers!

24 comments:

  1. I am so waiting for summer here in US . I love Masala Chaas and I drink it everyday with my lunch , not only it’s good for digestion, but it’s so filling . Your looks lovely and beautifully photographed!

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  2. A healthy and delicious drink to beat the heat. Perfect for upcoming weather.

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  3. Was just waiting for the summer to prepare chaas.. Love to have this daily after lunch.. Lovely shots!!

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  4. Refreshing and cooling drink for this weather indeed! Looks lovely :)

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  5. Oh I miss Pune Jyoti! I love Masala taak in the summertime too.

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  6. Extremely irresistible, and your clicks are seriously fabulous. One of the best drink for summer.

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  7. My regular summer drink. I make this whole jug jug keep in the fridge in the morning it self.
    Lovely pic.

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  8. Love your pics. We too have started on taak early this year.

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  9. Masala chaos looks delicious and they are healthy for this summer...

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  10. Such beautifully presented Masala Chaas Jyoti. I am tempted to reach out into the monitor to pick that yummy glass up. Refreshing drink for summer.

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  11. While people take so much pride in stocking their fridge with sugar loaded soft drinks, I'M opposite, I stock up lots of plain yogurt, You know why? :) Love masala chaas anytime, best drink after water.

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  12. Being a Gujarati, chaas is a must in our house. This one looks inviting..Want one now.

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  13. Perfect drink for this Summer season. Healthy and refreshing drink !

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  14. I used to drink when I was in college. I almost forgot about this! Thank for reminding me. Looks so refreshing:)

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  15. Just what I need in summers. Beautiful pictures 😚

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  16. What is more refreshing than a tall glass of chaas! We are also awaiting some really harsh summers in the coming months...

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  17. Its a must at my place during hot days , so pleasant n refreshing 👌

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  18. We are addicted to masala chaas and always have a tall glass of it with meal in summers. Beautiful pictures.

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  19. i am a masala chhaas girl and can have it anytime no matter what.... yours looks so inviting and soothing..

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  20. I love this chaas, ideal drink for summer. Beautiful clicks.

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  21. I love traditional summer drinks and this tops my list any day. With the goodness of curd, excellent for the stomach during summers, this glass of chaas is an absolute must after a meal or just as a mid morning snack too. Love the brilliant click

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  22. This is an all time body cooler..so natural..no added unnecessary ingredients... love it

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  23. In summer masala chaas or butter milk as I call it, is so popular or must have drink to beat the heat. One glass everyday, will make a lot of difference.

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