Maththa/ Spiced buttermilk recipe

Maththa/ Spiced buttermilk recipe


Summer is upon us. And the heat makes me quite crazy. Seriously, I feel more hot than other people as I have been told. These natural, summer coolers are just perfect to provide a nice cooling to the body. They also keep the body hydrated. Mattha or spiced buttermilk is quite common in the North of India in summers. No, it is not the same as the savory lassi which is heavier. The one I make is made by diluting churned yoghurt. It really is very simple to make, and you can keep some in the fridge. There is no perfect recipe as such. You can add and remove ingredients as per taste. This is how I make it:

To make 6 glasses:


1/2 Kg. fresh yoghurt

a few springs coriander leaves

A few pudina (mint) leaves

1/2 tsp. black salt

1 tsp. salt or to taste

1/2 tsp. finely grated ginger

1 green chilli

1/2 tsp. powdered roasted cumin

Chilled water to dilute

Ice cubes


Recipe: Finely chop coriander leaves, mint leaves and green chilly. Take yoghurt in a vessel. Churn it using a mathni (churner) or you can whip it in a blender. Dilute it with chilled water. Add salt, black salt, cumin powder along with chopped ginger, coriander, mint and chilly. Mix everything together and serve cold. You can add ice cubes if the water is not cold enough.

You may keep it in the fridge and serve it next day as well. It is a great drink that you can also serve with food or just have whenever you feel thirsty or are in a mood of having something refreshing.

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14 thoughts on “Maththa/ Spiced buttermilk recipe

  1. This is my all time favorite drink!! Nice recipe, I sometimes add finely grated carrot for a different flavor or a tiny bit (1Tb spn) of juice. But this is helathy and cool. Beautiful picture of Lassi.

  2. I love maththa. And the best part is my nutritionist says it’s great for people looking for weight loss so it works well for me ;-).
    PS: Finally my comments are being accepted from my wordpress account!

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