When the sun beats down on your head, or your acidity levels rise to alarming levels, treat yourself to a glass of cool, comforting buttermilk. I grew up drinking spiced and herbed buttermilk that was churned from fresh yogurt, and am still addicted to it.
The digestion-friendly bacteria in buttermilk do an excellent job of boosting the digestive system and also keeping the body cool. Besides, buttermilk is delicious and low on calories! I just can’t get enough of this beverage. It’s very easy to make. You need
1/4 cup fresh yoghurt
3/4 cup cold water
1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds, roasted and powdered
A few finely chopped cilantro/mint leaves
A pinch of rock salt or sea salt
Method: Blend yogurt well, then add water and blend again. Scoop off the foamy topping. Add the other ingredients and mix well. Serve at room temperature.
- Ø Counters obesity
- Ø Brings relief from acidity and heartburn
- Ø Calms all three doshas
- Ø Is excellent for beating the heat on a scorching day