Piyush is a refreshing sweet drink, kind of like a thick shake made with hung curd and buttermilk. It is very good for the tummy (the probiotics). Enriched with pistachios and saffron, the piyush is to be served cold, as a pleasant summer drink.
Serves: 4 Persons
Prep. Time: 15 Mins. + Refrigeration
[Standard Measure – 1 cup = 200 ml.]
- Hung Curds [Chakka] – 1 cup
- Buttermilk (plain) – 500 ml.
- Powdered Sugar – ½ cup
- Cold Milk – ½ cup
- Warm Milk – 2 tbsp.
- Pistachios (finely chopped) – 10 to 12
- Saffron [Kesar] – 10 to 12 strands
- Cardamom [Elaichi] Powder – ½ tsp.
- Nutmeg [Jaifal] (grated) – ½ tsp.
- Salt – a small pinch
Step 1: Crush the strands of saffron using a mortar and pestle and soak in the 2 tbsp. of warm milk. Leave aside for 15 to 20 minutes.
Step 2: Take the chakka and sugar in a big bowl and whisk till smooth and the sugar has dissolved.
Step 3: Add the buttermilk to the bowl and ½ cup of the cold milk and whisk well till smooth.
Step 4: Next add the saffron milk, cardamom and nutmeg to the bowl and mix well. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 to 3 hours.
Serve chilled with a liberal garnish of the chopped pistachios.
Made this super refreshing drink the other day for an office celebration during these navratri days.It was a super hit.Not a single drop left.Very nice ,simple and easy recipe.Thankyou Ina.You make things very simple and easy.Love your presentation and explanation of all your recipes.
do you know about its history
Not much except that is is said to be invented at an eatery named Tambe Arogya Bhuvan.