How to make Piyush - A saffron flavoured buttermilk beverage – very tasty very cooling.

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Yogurt (दही), Powdered Sugar (पिसी हुई चीनी)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Beverages

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

For more recipes related to Piyush checkout Chocolate Lassi, Lassi, Pudina Chaas, Chutney Lassi . You can also find more Beverages recipes like Masala Doodh, Pineapple Shikanji, Sure Shot Chocolate, Melon And Mango Smoothie.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Piyush Recipe

  • Yogurt 2 cups

  • Powdered Sugar 6 tablespoons

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Saffron (kesar) a pinch

  • Buttermilk 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Mixed nuts 4 tablespoons


Step 1

Hang yogurt in a muslin cloth for twenty-five minutes. Collect the whey in a vessel and use it in other recipes.

Step 2

Combine hung yogurt with sugar and mix well until sugar is dissolved. Mix green cardamom powder and saffron. Add buttermilk and mix well.

Step 3

Add salt to taste. Garnish with mixed nuts and serve chilled.