Mattha - Spiced Buttermilk

mattha or majjige or spiced buttermilk
A cool thirst quencher perfect for summer.  Mattha is a spiced buttermilk drink which helps in digestion.  Buttermilk is also known as Taak (Marathi and Konkani), Chaach, Chaas, Majige (Kannada).

Curd/Yogurt - 2 cups
Green Chillies - 2
Cilantro Leaves - few sprigs
Ginger - 1/4 inch piece
Asafoetida/Hing - 1/4 tsp
Jaggery or Sugar - 1/2 tsp

Blend curd with green chillies, ginger, asafoetida, salt and jaggery till all the ingredients are mixed well.  Add 4 - 5 cups water and mix well.  Use ice cold water if you like it chilled.  Lastly add finely chopped cilantro and quick spicy Mattha is ready to slurp.  
Add salt, sugar to suit your taste.  Instead of asafoetida, cumin/jeera powder can also be used.  Few (chopped) mint leaves can also be added.


  1. to have this in hot sunny day...thanx for sharing :)

  2. yummy and delicious buttermilk !!

  3. Wat a wonderful refreshing spiced buttermlik, prefect hot sunny days..

  4. Love mattha and this looks so refreshing and delicious!

  5. LASSI in punjabi..Yum..
    all punjabi kidis are raised on Lassis..
    Gr8 :)
    love ya gurl!

  6. we had this on Ramanavami day -Delicious drink!


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