Pudina Chaas, Mint Chaas Recipe

Pudina Chaas, Mint Chaas Recipe

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Refreshing buttermilk perked up with assorted ingredients like mint leaves and jeera powder, is a drink that will chill you to the core!

It is a traditional cooler in southern India, especially Tamil Nadu, where it is left to cool in earthen pots that add a unique aroma to it.

Herbed buttermilk is not only enjoyed by the family, but also offered to guests in the summer. Some charitable organisations also set up small sheds with pots full of herbed buttermilk, for people who work in the hot sun to refresh themselves with.

Have a glass of this soothing Phudina Chaas before you leave outdoors or as soon as you come back to avoid a sunstroke. As a variant, you can try adding other ingredients like crushed curry leaves, ginger powder and lemon juice to the chaas.

Panha and Muskmelon Drink with Cardamom are other refreshing drinks for summer.

Enjoy how to make Pudina Chaas recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.

Pudina Chaas, Mint Chaas Recipe recipe - How to make Pudina Chaas, Mint Chaas Recipe

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 glasses
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For Pudina Chaas
1/4 cup mint leaves (phudina)
3/4 cup thick chilled curds (dahi)
1/4 tsp black salt (sanchal)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
salt to taste

  1. To make pudina chaas, combine the mint leaves and 2 tbsp of water in a mixer and blend to a coarse paste.
  2. Combine the mint paste, curds, black salt, cumin seeds powder, salt and 1 cup of chilled water in a deep bowl and blend well using a hand blender.
  3. Pour equal quantities of the pudina chaas into 2 individual glasses and serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per glass
Energy59 cal
Protein2.2 g
Carbohydrates2.5 g
Fiber0 g
Fat3.3 g
Cholesterol8 mg
Sodium9.5 mg
Pudina Chaas Video by Tarla Dalal
Pudina Chaas, Mint Chaas Recipe with step by step photos

To make cooling mint buttermilk drink

  1. To make mint chaas at hoime, firstly take one fresh bunch of mint leaves. While buying the phudina, ensure the mint leaves are bright green, perky and even-coloured, not at all wilting. The pudina should have a distinct aroma.
  2. Wash the mint bunch and strip leaves off the stalks and remove them in a plate.
  3. Roughly chop the leaves to make it easier for blending. Chop it just before blending or else the leaves will turn black on oxidation. One bunch gives around 2 cups of mint leaves, the extra mint leaves need not be chopped, you can cover the leaves in a damp paper towel and transfer into a plastic bag & refrigerate it. 
  4. In a mixer jar, take the mint leaves. Mint leaves not only aid in digestion but also, act as an appetite stimulant and aids in the secretion of gastric juices.
  5. Add 2 tbsp of water and blend to a coarse paste. Keep aside.
  6. In a deep bowl, take thick curds. To learn how to make fresh dahi at home, refer our recipe for homemade curd.
  7. Whisk well so, the curd is lump-free and smooth.
  8. Add the mint paste to the whisked curds.
  9. Combine the mint paste and curds. Whisk well. Curd and mint both aid in digestion & act as a coolant.
  10. Add the black salt. Sanchal not only tastes amazing but also, adds minerals and helps in relieving stomach issues.
  11. Furthermore, add the cumin seeds powder and salt.
  12. Using a wired whisk, mix everything well to get a uniform mixture.
  13. Add 1 cup of chilled water and blend well using a hand blender. You can even use a wired whisk to make frothy phudina chaas. This is a thick minty chaas, if you want a thin, liquidy chaas then increase the quantity of water.
  14. Pour the pudina chaas into a glass. This recipe makes 2 large glasses of phudina chaas. You can easily double or triple the recipe as per your requirement.
  15. You can garnish it with a sprig of mint to make it look more appetizing. If not drinking immediately, refrigerate till serving.


पुदिना छास
 on 22 Jun 16 04:07 PM

I love chaas all through the year with my lunch, but as you are drinking everyday you get fed up of the regular chaas so I saw this and made the recipe and it is sooo very refreshing and great in taste...
पुदिना छास
 on 24 Apr 16 04:13 AM

Tarla Dalal
25 Apr 16 02:14 PM
   Hi Uma , we are delighted you loved the Pudina Chaas recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Herb Butter Milk
 on 01 Sep 15 03:10 PM

I have always had a minty chaas with chopped mint, but this version of blending the mint before mixing it with curds is more flavourul. It is very pleasing to the stomach and really will avoid sun stroke if had before leaving the house. I will always make minty buttermilk this way only.. tx for the recipe...
Herb Butter Milk
 on 27 Mar 14 05:47 PM

Herb Butter Milk is a very delightful drink.Mint gives a very good flavour..