Saturday, 19 October 2013

Mattha (Maharastrian Style Spicy Buttermilk)

Mattha or spicy buttermilk is a cool and savory drink. It is a real refresher.
The traditional menu for Maharastrian marriages is Puri, Batata bhaji, Aluch fatfat, some other curry, Masalebhat, Varan-bhat, Koshimbir, Chutney  Bhaji (pakoda), Jalebi and Mattha. After the heavy lunch it is very good for digestion. 
Buttermilk- 3 cups
Ginger crush or paste- ½ tsp
Green chilli, crushed or finely chopped- 1 to 2 (optional)
Fresh coriander, finely chopped- 1 tbsp
Roasted cumin powder-  ½ tsp
Black pepper powder- ¼ tsp
Sugar- 1 tsp
Rock salt or Black salt or normal regular salt- to taste (either you may use rock salt or mixture of rock salt and black salt)

Add all the ingredients to the buttermilk and stir well with wooden beater (ravi) .
Serve chilled with meal or any type of pulao/ masale bhat.


  • You may use Chaat Masala or Jaljeera masala instead of cumin powder and black salt.
  • If buttermilk is not available, 1 cup curd/ yogurt mixed with 1 ½ cup of water. (Quantity of water is according to your taste)
  • Add some khari bundi for fun.

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