Indian cuisine is full of unique beverages.


  • Indian cuisine is a treasure trove of interesting foods and beverages
  • Regional cuisines like that of Maharashtra has many interesting dishes
  • Here is a traditional summer beverage from the state that you can try

It’s no secret that the Indian cuisine is full of interesting dishes and drinks. The regional Indian cuisines boast of some of the most fascinating bunch of delicacies with some of the most unique ingredients impressing our taste buds. Be it the spicy south Indian curries or the robust north Indian cuisine, one can vouch for the sheer variety and won’t ever be disappointed. Such is the cuisine from the western Indian region as well.

From yummy street food of Kanda Bhaji and Vada Pav to spicy curries and crispy snacks, states like Maharashtra have a subtle variety of foods with strong flavours for the ones with a penchant to explore regional local food. Maharashtrian cuisine offers a host of alluring beverages too which are hard to miss. From Sol Kadi and Kokum Sherbet to Mattha, each drink from the coastal state is simply refreshing and irresistible. One such drink is the creamy, luscious- Piyush.

(Also Read: 11 Best Maharashtrian (marathi) Recipes)

Those who have lived in Maharashtra would know about this heavenly drink. A creamy treat to try in the scorching summer heat, Piyush is a delicious treat. Made with combining yogurt or shrikhand with buttermilk, it is a perfect cooling drink to prepare at home when unexpected guests come knocking or simply as a mid-day boost to refresh your body.


Buttermilk (chaas) is a popular ingredient in summers, used in multiple curries and beverages, especially in the western and southern regions of India. It is light on the stomach, made with yogurt which is a great source of probiotics, and has the goodness of spices such as black pepper and jeera that aides in smooth digestion. And thus, Piyush, topped with crunchy dry fruits makes for a perfect beverage to even pair with your meals.

Find The Recipe Of Maharashtrian Drink Piyush Below:


-Yogurt- 1 1/2 cup

-Shrikhand- 1 cup

-Powdered Sugar- 2 tablespoons

-Green cardamom powder- 1 tsp

-Buttermilk- 1 1/2 cup

-A pinch of salt

-A pinch of saffron

-Mixed chopped nuts of your choice- 1 tablespoon


1. Take shrikhand, yogurt, cardamom powder and buttermilk in a blender. Blend well.

2. Add sugar and salt, blend again.

3. Top it with saffron nuts, keep it in the refrigerator to set for about 3 hours.

4. Serve chilled.

Try this stellar recipe at home and let us know your experience in the comments section below.

About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn’t share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.

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