Maharastrian Buttermilk (Maharastrian Mattha)

This is a popular drink in the West Indian state of Maharashtra, where it is served is served in summer months as an appetizer and as a drink at weddings.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ serrano green chili, seeded (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. minced cilantro
  • ¼ tsp. cumin seeds, roasted
  • ⅛ tsp. salt


  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender; blend well. Chill and serve.