Majjige Buttermilk Karnataka’s Famous Drink

Majjige Buttermilk

Majjige buttermilk, a traditional South Indian beverage, is a refreshing and healthful drink made from diluted yogurt. Typically flavored with ingredients like ginger, green chilies, curry leaves, and coriander, it provides a cooling effect, especially during hot weather. This probiotic-rich drink aids in digestion and is often consumed after meals to soothe the stomach. The preparation of majjige varies across regions, with some adding a tempering of mustard seeds and asafoetida for an extra burst of flavor.

Majjige is a refreshing and tangy summer drink in Karnataka. This beverage is good for the summer months. Moreover, it’s a blending flavor that captures the essence of Karnataka’s rich heritage.

Majjige Buttermilk Recipe:

Here is the process of making this drink: 


  • 2 cups of Yogurt 
  • 4 cups of Cold water 
  • 1 piece of Ginger
  • 2-3 Green Chilies
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves
  • 10-12 Curry Leaves
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • A pinch of Hing Salt to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon of oil 
  • 1 Lemon (optional)


  • Prepare the buttermilk base 
  • Flavoring Majjige by adding ginger, green chilis, and coriander leaves 
  • Prepare the Tadka by oil, adding cumin seeds, curry leaves, and pinch of hing (over medium heat)
  • Pour the tadka into the prepared buttermilk base 
  • Do the final touch by adding salt and fresh lemon squeezed into it

Enjoy and Serve your drink!

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