Monday, June 7, 2010

Traditional Thirst Quencher

Buttermilk is ready to make in a minute thirst quencher. Especially during summer, not just as thirst quencher but also cools your body to a great extent.


Curd - 1cup
Asafoetida - 1 pinch
Cumin powder - 1tspn
salt  - 2 tspn
Curry leaves - 1 bunch
Coriander leaves - 1 bunch
Green chillies - 1-2 cut lengthwise
Lemon - 1tspn

1. Beat the curd with 2 cups of water.
2. Take curry leaves, coriander leaves, and green chilli and rub ingredients together with fingers in the glass untill its spice is dissolved in the buttermilk.
3. Now add the asafoetida, cumin powder and salt. Also add lemon if required.

Some facts about buttermilk;
Cultured buttermilk is lower in fat and calories than regular milk because the fat from buttermilk has already been removed to make butter. It is high in potassium, vitamin B12 and calcium. Buttermilk is more easily digestible than whole milk and it also contains more lactic acid than skim milk. Due to being more easily digestible (a result of the bacteria added to the milk), protein and calcium can be taken up more easily by the body. There are 99 kilocalories and 2.2 grams of fat in one cup of buttermilk (fat content may be different with some buttermilk brands, as some brands are made with skim milk while others are made with reduced fat milk), as opposed to whole milk that has 157 kilocalories and 8.9 grams of fat.

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