You may think that the season of consuming buttermilk is over… think again! Why have buttermilk only as a drink, when you can also add it in your food, and innovate with cooking?
Buttermilk is one of the most versatile dairy products, and can be used in quite a lot of recipes. It not only makes the dishes healthier and tasty but also gives them a good texture and fluffiness.
Below are two easy to make quick recipes that can be made with buttermilk:
1. Buttermilk biscuits
You never could have though that you could make cookies using buttermilk. Well, surprise!
To make your cookies rich and flaky, use Niryas Chhach (buttermilk) instead of milk.
Here is a quick recipe:
1. Make dough by mixing 2 cups of flour and Niryas Chhach. On a lightly floured work surface, turn out dough and gently knead 2–3 times until dough just comes together, being careful to not overwork.
2. Roll out dough to a 1/2" thickness; cut with a 2" biscuit cutter or small glass that has been dipped in flour.
3. Transfer biscuits in a pre-heated over. Bake for 6–8 minutes, and binge.
2. Make a creamy salad dressing
Home made dressing taste so much better than the bottled stuff, and that too when it is made with Niryas chhach.
Homemade ranch dressing is one of the most refreshing ways to dress a salad. A touch of cool, creamy buttermilk ranch, speckled with fresh herbs, drizzled over fresh greens? Heavenly.
Things you require:
a) 2 tablespoons well-shaken cultured Niryas Chhach (buttermilk)
b) 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
c) Salt and freshly ground black pepper
d) 1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar, optional
e) 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, optional
f) 1 to 3 teaspoons finely chopped fresh chives, mint, and/or Italian parsley, optional
Whisk together the buttermilk and mayonnaise. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
Enjoy your salad.
These are just two examples, and you can experiment with many more recipes.
Do share how you liked making these.