Sunday, 22 April 2012

Healthy Buttermilk

A perfect ending to any meal in my home is Buttermilk. Although I do make different types, this is the one which I make daily.
The traditional Chaas or Buttermilk served normally contains mostly Jeera/Cumin and Black Salt.
However considering the health benefits of flax seeds, I have been using 1 tsp of flax seed powder in the buttermilk.
Cumin seeds, are an excellent source of iron, a mineral that plays many vital roles in the body.
Cumin seeds have traditionally been noted to be of benefit to the digestive system.
Flax seeds contain high levels of dietary fiber, and an abundance of micronutrients and omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for prevention of arthritis and Osteoporosis in women. Flax seeds also help to lower cholesterol levels, especially in women. Flax seeds also lessen the severity of diabetes by stabilizing blood-sugar levels.

Since we have this Buttermilk every night after dinner, 
I thought this would be an easy way to include flax seeds in our daily diet.

Serves 2
Curd - 1 cup
Water - 1 cup
Salt - 1 tsp
Roasted Cumin/Jeera powder - 1 tsp
Black salt/Rock Salt/Kala Namak - 1 tsp
Flax seed powder - 1 tsp

Blend all the ingredients using a electric blender or hand blender or traditional wooden blender.
Serve chilled.

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