Seasoned Buttermilk

Buttermilk in general, is a great drink to have especially when the weather gets warm .It not only helps cool the body, but has benefits of being a low fat drink .It even aids digestion and improves immunity. Today’s recipe is a twist to the usual drink by adding some flavorful seasonings to make it taste even better.We all know that traditionally buttermilk is obtained from the whey , remnants of churned butter .You could even make butter milk by adding a teaspoon of acid, like vinegar or lemon juice to a cup of milk.

However for this recipe, I used equal ratio of low fat yogurt and water to avoid sourness. The addition of pearl onions is optional. However a crunchy bite of the finely chopped raw pearl onions with a sip, only makes it taste even better.This can be had by itself or even mixed with a bowl of rice .This is a great recipe to try especially in the hot summers.Do read on for the full recipe and hope you will try it out. Happy weekend all!

5 from 5 votes
Seasoned buttermilk
Prep Time
15 mins

A delicious drink made out of buttermilk ,coriander leaves, curry leaves and spices !

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: delicious, drink
To grind
  • 2 cups yogurt preferably not too sour
  • 2 cups water or as desired
  • 1/4 cup curry leaves
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 Thai green chilly or as desired
  • 1/2 tsp salt or as desired
  • 2 pearl onions (optional) finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander eaves finely chopped
  1. In a mixer ,grind all the ingredients in the "to grind" section to a smooth, fluid consistency.

  2. Add the finely chopped pearl onions (optional) and coriander leaves and mix well.

  3. Serve chilled , enjoy!

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  • Reply
    July 26, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Looks so refreshing! I like the addition of shallots, and I will try this next time.

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      July 26, 2019 at 3:30 pm

      Great Megala, I love the shallots as well .Thank you for stopping by!

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    Caz / InvisiblyMe
    July 28, 2019 at 11:42 am

    I’ve never even had buttermilk, let alone with seasonings. It certainly sounds interesting and flavourful, especially with the onion addition. Definitely going to have to try buttermilk one day soon! x

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      July 29, 2019 at 2:23 am

      It’s definitely worth a try Caz , very simple and easy to make as well. Thank you for stopping by!

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    July 29, 2019 at 3:47 am

    I have loved buttermilk since I was a kid! I have never heard of drinking it any other way than from the carton. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

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      July 30, 2019 at 2:14 pm

      This recipe is a nice change , I love plain buttermilk as well .Glad to hear you like the variation of it! Thank you.

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    July 29, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Pretty much pleasing to palate 👌👍

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    Dietitian Mom
    August 14, 2019 at 4:10 am

    Looks very creamy and refreshing!

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    August 14, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Nisha, I have not tried this with pearl onions. Will try it next time. Such a perfect drink for the summer!

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      August 15, 2019 at 1:57 pm

      Great , hope you like it Sandhya! Thank you for stopping by 🙂

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    August 18, 2019 at 11:34 am

    Oh wow, looks refreshing and yum!❤

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      August 18, 2019 at 1:48 pm

      Thank you so much , it is delicious and very refreshing !

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    August 18, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Buttermilk is always a wonderful drink to have along with meals. Addition of onions are best during summer!!

    • Reply
      August 18, 2019 at 1:47 pm

      It is indeed Deeksha. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  • Reply
    February 20, 2020 at 3:48 am

    Wonderful post.

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