It's Summer time and what would be better and simpler way to beat the heat? ~~ is to treat yourself with some chaas ! I just crave to have this drink while driving back home through the scorching heat, sweating through the hot sunny afternoon. And upon reaching home many a times it's just gulping down a glass full of this drink [diluted with water and some salt added to it] even before taking my lunch. This cool and revitalizing drink can also be flavoured with spices such as cumin powder, ginger, and herbs as mint leaves, coriander leaves, etc that makes it super tasty . I love all the variations and pudina chaas is my favourite.
The quantity of ingredients used is usually a rough estimate and and you may vary it as per your preference
1 and 1/2 cup yogurt or 3 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup pudina leaves, washed and cleaned
1 tsp chopped ginger
1 green chili, chopped
salt to taste
2 tbsp coriander leaves [optional], washed and cleaned
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth. If using yogurt, add chilled water [ Since we get thick yogurt here I use equal quantity of water sometimes more to make a watery chaas] and blend it once again. Pour it equally in four glasses and garnish with fresh mint leaves. Refreshing Chaas is ready. Serve it chilled.