2 cups fresh plain yoghurt (curds)
6 cups chilled water
1 tsp. coriander leaves finely chopped
1 stalk curry leaves
1/4 tsp. mustard seeds
1/4 tsp. cumin seeds
2-3 pinches asafetida powder
1 tsp. ginger grated
1 green chilli
Salt to taste
1 tsp. oil
Beat curds with hand whipper till smooth.
Add water, churn well till mixed.
Place ginger in a muslin cloth, hold it like a pouch.
Rub into buttermilk to allow ginger juice to blend into it.
Add salt. Break chilli into two halves.
Heat a small pan, add oil.
When hot, add seeds, asafetida, allow to splutter.
Add curry leaves, chilli, and pour while sizzling, in buttermilk.
Dip pan in buttermilk if possible, remove.
Add coriander leaves, stir to mix everything.
Pour into a large ceramic, glass or earthen pot or jug.
Chill for one or two hours till required.
Serve in tall chilled glass or with icecubes after a summer lunch.
Or serve in deep bowls, for rice to be added, and eaten as a cool rice dish.
Making time: 10 minutes