Chaash is salty yogurt drink from Gujarat (Western state of India). I have heard my family and parents call this yogurt drink as 'Kutchi Beer'. I have no idea where this word comes from but assuming since Kutchi people (belonging to desert part of Gujarat) drink lot of Chaash, we call it our beer :)
Adding a pinch of ground roasted cumin helps in the process of digestion as cumin acts as a natural laxative.
Use regular or low calorie plain yogurt.
Use a hand blender or a whisk to blend well.
Add salt to taste and some cumin powder. (or add some chat masala)
To make cumin powder: Dry Roast 1/2 cup cumin seeds with 1 tbsp ajwain or carrom seeds (optional). When cooled, grind to fine powder.
Blend 1 part of plain yogurt with 3 parts of water.
Refrigerate in a covered pitcher. (Add more water if needed. I did!)
Serve with fresh mint leaves.
A bottle full of chaash to work :)
Chaash, a part of Gujarati meal.