1tablespooncoriander leaves(more for garnish, fine chopped)
1smallgreen chilli(or ½ teaspoon crushed black pepper, adjust to taste)
½ to ¾inchginger(peeled, adjust to taste)
¼teaspoonregular salt(adjust to taste)
¾ teaspoonroasted cumin powder(adjust to taste, more for serving)
1¾ cupschilled water(adjust to taste)
1 to 2tablespoonslemon juice(optional, skip if yogurt is sour)
How to make the recipe
Masala chaas in a blender
Add yogurt, mint leaves, coriander leaves, green chili, ginger, cumin powder and salt to a blender.
Blend until smooth. Then pour water and lemon juice. Blend until frothy. Taste test and add more salt or spices to taste. You can add more water if you prefer a thinner consistency.
Pour to serving glasses. Garnish masala chaas with chaat masala, roasted cumin powder and coriander leaves.
Chaas without blender
To a mixing bowl, add ¾ cup chilled yogurt, ¾ teaspoon roasted cumin powder, ½ teaspoon chaat masala or ¼ teaspoon dry ginger powder, salt, ¼ teaspoon black salt, ½ teaspoon crushed black pepper, ¾ tablespoon fine chopped mint leaves, ¾ tablespoon coriander leaves and 1 to 2 tbsps lemon juice (optional).
Whisk all of them until smooth using a whisk. Pour 1¾ cups water and whisk until frothy. Taste test and add more salt or spice.
Pour chaas to serving cups and garnish with more chaat masala and coriander powder.