Bangladesh

Making of Mattha

Mattha is a beverage, originating from Indian subcontinent. Mattha also known as chaach/ghol. In English, it is known as buttermilk. It is a healthy and delicious drink that can be served any time.

Mattha is a very good coolant during the summers. It helps to protect against sunstroke in burning summers. It is made from yoghurt and milk and is one of the best sources of calcium; rich in proteins and vitamin B.

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Yoghurt is made by natural bacterial fermentation of milk. In this process the lactose of milk converts into lactic acid and this makes yoghurt more easily digestible than milk.

Did you know the mattha is categorised as a food in Ayurveda? If you suffer from acidity after eating a heavy or spicy meal, drink a glass of mattha. This drink is both delicious and healthy, making it the perfect accompaniment to your meals. It's also a great way to cool off the stomach.

Ingredients

2 cups cold PRAN UHT milk

1 cup thick PRAN yoghurt

½ lemon juice

1 tsp black salt

1 tbsp sugar

Ice cubes, as required

Method

Whisk the curd and add black salt, lemon juice. Mix well and now add the PRAN UHT milk to adjust the consistency as desired. Add ice cubes and whisk again. Refrigerate for sometime and serve chilled along with meals or as a snack/drink with nuts.

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