Spice Up Your Plain Buttermilk With Some Masala
A blend of spices and herbs, this masala can add zest to your boring buttermilk
Craving for something refreshing on a hot day? Light on the stomach, buttermilk can revitalise you in no time. Essentially, buttermilk is the liquid that’s left once whole, unadulterated milk is churned to butter. It has a slightly tangy and sour taste because of its lactic acid content. It is low in fat and rich in essential vitamins, potassium and calcium.
Buttermilk is a rich source of probiotics. It contains healthy bacteria that can address a number of health problems, including gastric issues. One cup of buttermilk has only 99 calories and 2.2 grams of fat which makes it a great health drink. A cup of buttermilk can also provide as much as 284 milligrams of calcium (more than a quarter of your daily requirement). This calcium-rich drink can, therefore, not only take care of your bone health, it can also helps ward off degenerative ailments such as osteoporosis.
While some like to have buttermilk just like that, others may find it boring. You can spice up your buttermilk with buttermilk masala, which is usually a blend of spices and herbs like black salt, asafoetida, pepper, cumin and mint. This masala is quite versatile; you can sprinkle some on your raita, plain curd or even fruit chaat.