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masala chaas with ice cubes served in a glass on a metal tray

Masala Chaas (Indian Spiced Buttermilk)

Masala Chaas is lightly spiced with ginger, green chillies with a tempering on top. It's also called majjige, and is a super refreshing summer drink made from yogurt.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 77kcal
Author Richa



  • 1 Cup Curd
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Green Chilli optional
  • ½ Inch Piece Ginger
  • ½ Teaspoon Black Salt
  • ¼ Cup Coriander Leaves finely chopped


  • ½ Teaspoon Vegetable Oil
  • ¼ Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Sprig Curry Leaves


Buttermilk/ Masala Chaas

  • Blend curd, water, green chilli, ginger, salt and black salt on high speed in a blender until well blended and frothy. Add chopped coriander and mix well.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours or until chilled.


  • Add oil to a tadka pan and allow to heat up on high flame. Once hot add mustard seeds and allow to splutter. Reduce the heat to low and add curry leaves and fry for 15 - 20 seconds or until crunchy. Turn off the heat. Mix well and add to the chilled buttermilk and serve.


Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 705mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 1mg