Spiced Buttermilk / Mattha


Mattha is a Maharashtrian beverage that is relished during a meal and goes well with Dal Tandlachi Khichdi, Masale Bhath, Pulaos or even as is.



  • 1 cup thick fresh curds to which approximately 2 cups of water is added and blended well
  • 3/4th” piece of ginger and 1 small green chilly ground to a fine paste
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar to taste
  • 1 1/2 tsp ghee
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves to garnish


  • To the blended curds add ginger, green chilly paste, salt and sugar and mix thoroughly.
  • Heat ghee in a seasoning pan,add cumin seeds. When they crackle pour the seasoning over the buttermilk. Add chopped coriander leaves, mix well and serve.
  • Mattha goes well with rice varieties and tastes great even as is.


  • Add sugar only if the curds is tarter than you like.
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