Masala majjige spicy buttermilk recipe from Karnataka

by Nayana
(Karnataka, India)

This masala majjige, spicy buttermilk recipe from Karnataka is very easy to make.

There is no cooking involved. It is very healthy and is made with fresh spices such as ginger, green chili, garlic etc.

It is a great cooling drink for the hot summer days.

It adds to your daily requirement of liquids without adding many calories that a sugar sweet drink.

Masala majjige also works as a digestive aid.

How to make masala majjige - spicy buttermilk

List of ingredients and the quantity to make 2 glasses of masala majjige

1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 1/2 cups water, preferably chilled
salt - 1/8 tsp or according to taste
ginger paste or grated fine - 1/4 tsp
green chili paste(optional) - 1/8 tsp
coriander/dhania/cilantro - a few leaves
ice cubes optional - 5-6

Preparation to do before cooking -

Chop finely the coriander leaves

Step by step making instructions -

Add all the ingredients to your blender and blend it together for a few seconds.

You may also use a hand held blender or a whisk or a traditional mathani(wooden or metal whisk) to churn this for a few seconds till everything is blended well.

Serving suggestions

If you wish you may strain the blended mix if you do not like the bits of garlic, ginger, coriender etc.

I never strain majjige as I like the bits and pieces of the fresh spices.

What variations can you make with this recipe?

You may sprinkle a little jeera/ cumin seed powder.
You can add some crushed garlic if you like.
Add a few pieces of raw onion.

Why do you or your family like this recipe?

Masala majjige is very tasty and cooling.
It is very easy to make.
It is very satisfying at any time of the day.
You can also have it after a meal as it helps digestion.

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