Chaas Masala / Jeeralu is very flavorful and digestive spice blend. Chaas / Laben / Buttermilk is a very popular drink in India, especially during summer. Its more healthier than juices and other drinks. Every family have their own masala recipe. This is my Mother In Laws recipe. She make this every year. You can easily store this up to a year at room temperature. Chaas Masala is Multipurpose. You can sprinkle this masala on fruits, season your salad, sprinkle over sandwiches or make refreshing Lemon drink (Limbu Sharbat).
Let’s look at the health benefits of Ingredients used to make this Masala. (Information source – Wiki).
Rock salt/shendha namak/shindhalu :
1. Aids in digestion and is prescribed for laxative and digestive disorders. It improves appetite, removes gas and soothes heartburn.
2. Facilitates the cellular absorption of minerals. It plays an important role in replenishing the body’s electrolytes and maintaining the pH balance. By stimulating blood circulation and mineral balance it removes toxic minerals and refined salt deposits.
3. Stabilizes blood pressure by maintaining a balance of high and low blood pressures.
4. Aids in weight loss by equalizing minerals which inhibit cravings and eliminate fat dead cells.
4. Rock salt is used as a home remedy for curing many disorders and ailments such as rheumatic pain and herpes, inflammation and irritation from insect bites.
5. Consumption of rock salt along with lemon juice can help in eliminating stomach worms and controlling vomiting.
Cumin Seeds :
Besides its culinary uses, this aromatic spice is known for its medicinal properties since ancient times. Being an excellent source of iron, it aids in digestion, boosts the immune system and has anti-carcinogenic properties.
Cumin helps to lower blood sugar levels and thus helps in maintaining proper blood content levels in the body.
Black Salt/Kala Namak/Shanchal :
Indian black salt, extensively referred to as kala namak, is a variety of Indian volcanic stone salt; it’s popular in India, Pakistan and nations all across the world. Due to the presence of iron and other minerals, the salt is pinkish grey in color. It consists of a unique sulfurous component, frequently compared to boiled egg yolks. It’s popular for both its health benefits as well as its capacity to store food. Its health benefits are countless. It’s also popular for relieving heartburn and intestinal gas. In short, it boosts your overall digestive system.
Black Pepper/Mari :
Black pepper is one of the most common spices used in different cuisines around the world. It is used in both whole and grounded form. It contains potassium, magnesium, iron, vitamin K and vitamin C. Apart from a strong flavor, it also has certain health benefits. Black pepper aids in digestion and also helps in relieving cough and common cold. Millions of people who consume black pepper everyday might not be aware of the fact that it is classified as a medicinal spice and is very rich in mineral content.
Cinnamon is a powerful spice that has been used medicinally around the world for thousands of years. It is still used daily in many cultures because of its widespread health benefits, not to mention its distinctly sweet, warming taste and ease of use in recipes.
The benefits are :
1. High Source of Antioxidants
2. Contains Anti-inflammatory Properties
3. Protects Heart Health
4. Fights Diabetes
5. Helps Defend Against Cognitive Decline & Protects Brain Function
6. May Help Lower Cancer Risk
7. Fights Infections & Viruses
It is one of the highly prized spices, widely recognized all over the world for their medicinal and culinary qualities. It offer many health benefits, some of which include providing aid in digestion, having antimicrobial properties, fighting against cancer, protecting the liver, boosting the immune system, controlling diabetes, preserving bone quality, as well as fighting against oral diseases and headaches.
Coming back to recipe…..
This recipe will make 550 grams of Chaas Masala
Salt – 250 grams
Sendhav salt / Sindhalu / Rock salt – 100 Grams (Sharing a picture end of the recipe)
Sanchal / Kala Namak / Black Salt – 100 grams
Whole Black pepper – 25 to 30 pieces
Clove / Lavang – 15 Pieces
Cinnamon stick – 5 gram / One big stick
Cumin seeds – 100 grams
1. In a pan, on low flame, Dry roast the Cumin, black pepper, clove, and cinnamon stick until light golden brown color. Let it cools down completely.
2. Take this into a jar, crush it very well and make a fine powder. Sieve this masala well. Keep it aside.
3. Now dry roast the regular salt for 5 minutes over low heat. Let it cools down.
3. In a big bowl, take roasted regular salt, roasted masala powder, sendhav namak and Kala namak. Mix them very well. For easy mixing, take all the ingredients in blender and Pulse few times.
4. Chaas Masala is ready. Add 1/2 tsp masala, or according to your liking, in Chaas / Buttermilk, Few leaves of mint and stir well. Masala Chaas is ready.
Picture of Sindhalu / Sendhav Namak
Chaas Masala / Masala Chaas
- 200 grams Salt
- 100 grams Sendhav salt / Sindhalu / Rock salt Sharing a picture end of the recipe
- 100 grams Sanchal / Kala Namak / Black Salt
- 25 pieces Whole Black pepper
- 15 pieces cloves / Lavang
- 5 grams Cinnamon stick
- 100 grams Cumin seeds
- In a pan, on low flame, Dry roast the Cumin, black pepper, clove, and cinnamon stick until light golden brown color. Let it cools down completely.
- Take this into a jar, crush it very well and make a fine powder. Sieve this masala well. Keep it aside.
- Now dry roast the regular salt for 5 minutes over low heat. Let it cools down.
- In a big bowl, take roasted regular salt, roasted masala powder, sendhav namak and Kala namak. Mix them very well. For easy mixing, take all the ingredients in blender and Pulse few times.
- Chaas Masala is ready. Add 1/2 tsp masala, or according to your liking, in Chaas / Buttermilk, Few leaves of mint and stir well. Masala Chaas is ready.