Nimmakaya Majjiga (Buttermilk with Lemon)

Nimmakaya Majjiga or Buttermilk with Lemon
Nimmakaya Majjiga or Buttermilk with Lemon

Summer is here and how! Mumbai is a scorching 40°C at the start of summer.  Who know what heights of temperature we will scale in the days to come?

We always drink a lot of Majjiga (Chaas/Buttermilk) to stay cool. Given that summer stretches for four long months, we have variations of majjiga that add spice to life and keep stave off boredom.

Nimmakaya Majjiga is a personal favourite of mine! 

Time: 10 Minutes

Serves: 4


  1. Curd – 1.5 Cups
  2. Water – 4 Cups
  3. Lemon Juice – 4 tbsp
  4. Grated Ginger – 1 tsp (Optional)
  5. Curry Leaves – A Few
  6. Fresh Coriander – A Little
  7. Salt to Taste


  1. Blend curd and water together to make a smooth liquid.
  2. Add lemon juice, grated ginger, torn curry leaves, slightly crushed coriander leaves and salt.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Serve chilled.

Simple as that!!


  1. Preferably use rock salt.
  2. Use black salt (kala namak) instead of sea salt and taste the difference. Be warned, black salt has a distinct sulfurous taste. 🙂


I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. Do leave me a comment.