Beetroot Chaas (Beetroot Buttermilk)

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Beetroot Chaas (Beetroot Buttermilk, Chukandar Chaas) is a refreshing Indian beverage made using fresh beetroot, yogurt, and spices. This nutritious and cooling summer cooler is perfect to sip on hot summer days.

Here are some more Indian summer drinks that you may like: Thandai, Aam Panna, Shikanji, Kokum Juice, and Masala Soda.

Beetroot chaas served in a glass.
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About Beetroot Chaas (Beetroot Buttermilk)

Beetroot Chaas (Beetroot Buttermilk, Chukandar Chaas) is your regular spiced buttermilk with a healthy beetroot twist. Beetroot adds a mild sweetness, earthy flavor, and vibrant pink hue to this drink, making it very interesting.

It is a refreshing summer cooler that will give you instant relief from the scorching heat.

Serve chilled beetroot chaas with your everyday meals, especially in summer. It also makes for a healthy snack between meals or whenever hunger strikes.

Ingredients

Yogurt – Use plain yogurt (dahi, curd) to make the chaas.

Beetroot adds a beautiful pink color and an earthy-sweet flavor to the buttermilk.

Others – You will also need water, green chilies, ginger, and salt.

Adjust the green chilies as per your taste.

Tempering – Tempering is optional but adds a great flavor. To temper the chaas, you will need oil, brown mustard seeds, and curry leaves.

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Beetroot Chaas (Beetroot Buttermilk, Chukandar Chaas) is a refreshing Indian beverage made using fresh beetroot, yogurt, and spices. This nutritious and cooling summer cooler is perfect to sip on hot summer days.
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Beetroot Chaas Recipe (Beetroot Buttermilk, Chukandar Chaas)

Beetroot Chaas (Beetroot Buttermilk, Chukandar Chaas) is a refreshing Indian beverage made using fresh beetroot, yogurt, and spices. This nutritious and cooling summer cooler is perfect to sip on hot summer days.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Cooling Time: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

For The Chaas

  • ¼ cup peeled and cubed raw beetroot
  • ½ teaspoon grated ginger
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped green chilies
  • 2 cups chilled plain yogurt (dahi, curd)
  • 2 cups chilled water
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)

For Tempering

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon brown mustard seeds
  • 10-12 curry leaves
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Instructions 

Cook The Beetroot

  • Add beetroot and ½ cup of water to a pan.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and let the beetroot cool down to room temperature
  • Drain the water.
  • Tip – Save the water from boiling the beetroot and use it while blending.
  • Add the cooled beetroot to a blender jar along with ¼cup water, ginger, and green chilies, and blend to make a smooth paste.
  • Pass the beetroot mixture through a fine-mesh strainer. Press with a spoon to get the maximum pulp.

Make The Chaas

  • Add yogurt to a large mixing bowl and whisk until smooth and creamy using a wire whisk.
  • Add water, salt, and pureed beetroot to the bowl and mix well.

Temper The Chaas

  • Heat oil in a small pan over medium heat.
  • When the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and curry leaves and let them crackle for 3-4 seconds.
  • Pour the tempering over the chaas and stir well.
  • Serve beetroot chaas chilled. You can add a few ice cubes to the serving glasses.

Notes

Tempering is optional; however, it is highly recommended.
If you have already cooked beetroots, then skip the cooking process.

Nutrition

Calories: 114kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 364mg, Potassium: 218mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 216IU, Vitamin C: 51mg, Calcium: 162mg, Iron: 1mg
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