It is easier to digest than other dairy products due to presence of lactic acid in butter milk. It is best drink to combat dehydration due to gastro-enteritis.

Health benefits of Butter Milk

Buttermilk is a good source of calcium and phosphorus, as well as vitamin D. These nutrients are important for maintaining bone strength and in preventing degenerative bone diseases like osteoporosis. These are all Health Benefits of Butter Milk.

Curd1 cup
Cold water1 cup
Lemon juice2 tablespoons
Minced fresh ginger1 tablespoon
Fresh curry leaves (chopped)1/2 cup
Asafoetida1/2 teaspoon
Oil1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds(Yellow or black)1 teaspoon
Curry leaves4
Cumin seeds1/2 teaspoon
Total quantity: 1 glass

Method of preparation of Butter Milk

In a blender/mixer combine curd, water, lemon juice, ginger, asafoetida, and a pinch of rock salt. At this stage coriander leaves or mint leaves can be added. Blend well and set aside. For seasoning, heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat until simmering. Add mustard seeds and curry leaves and cook until the mustard seeds begin to crackle and pop. Add to butter milk and stir well.


Buttermilk may have several downsides related to its salt content and potential to cause allergic reactions in some people with lactose intolerance. May be avoided in respiratory diseases, specially chilled one and during cold hours like early morning and night.


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