Tag Archives: Drinks

Mum’s wonderful, wonderful Buttermilk

The eternal go-to during Indian summers. There are so many varieties and recipes, but the one you are used to is the only one that hits all the right spots !

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For 2 glasses :

  • 3 tbsp thick yoghurt, whizzed in a blender
  • Separately, give 3 shallots, 1 green chili and some fresh coriander a quick buzz in a blender to break them up and mix them up, but not too finely
  • Salt
  • Water

Mix the lot together. Make a jug and stick it in the fridge !

Garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Option : Add a bit of ginger and a few curry leaves while blending the shallot mixture. Or even a lemon leaf … (from your garden or Asian supermarkets).

Pix borrowed, with thanks, off the Web.

Mulled Apple Juice

During Lent, and for those who abstain, this one was googled off the net and went down a treat.

Dinner for 10 and many refraining from alcohol, so it was chaas (spiced buttermilk) or fresh tender coconut water with chia seeds and mint or mulled apple juice.

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  • 1 liter apple juice
  • strips of orange peel
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 3 cloves
  • sugar or honey to sweeten – if required
  • more orange peel to garnish
  1. Simmer the apple juice with orange peel, cinnamon and cloves for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Sweeten if required.
  3. Serve warm, garnishing individual glasses with a twist or orange peel and a stick of cinnamon.

Recipe and picture from BBC GoodFood.