Chalop is a delightful yogurt-based beverage, akin to lassi, renowned for its refreshing taste and ability to complement spicy cuisines. Made with a simple combination of yogurt, water, salt, and occasionally infused with herbs like mint or dill, this chilled drink offers a perfect balance of tanginess and herbaceous flavors. Ideal for cooling down on hot days or alongside fiery dishes, chalop is a cherished beverage in various culinary traditions.

Originating from South Asian culinary heritage, chalop traces its roots back to ancient times, where yogurt-based beverages were prevalent due to the abundance of dairy products in the region. Over the centuries, chalop has evolved as a popular accompaniment to spicy and flavorful dishes, serving not only as a thirst-quencher but also as a digestive aid to balance rich meals. Its versatility has led to variations across different cultures, with each adding its own unique touch to the classic recipe. Today, chalop continues to be cherished worldwide for its refreshing taste and cultural significance.


- 1 cup plain yogurt

- 1/2 cup cold water

- 1/4 teaspoon salt

- Fresh mint leaves or dill (optional), for garnish

Method of Preparation:

1. In a blender, combine the plain yogurt, cold water, and salt.

2. Blend the mixture until smooth and frothy.

3. Taste and adjust the salt if necessary.

4. Pour the chalop into serving glasses.

5. Garnish with fresh mint leaves or dill, if desired.

6. Serve chilled and enjoy!

This straightforward recipe for chalop provides a quick and easy way to prepare this refreshing yogurt drink, perfect for enjoying alongside spicy dishes or as a refreshing beverage on its own.

Nutrition Value:

1. Plain Yogurt:

  - Calories: Approximately 100 calories per cup (varies based on fat content)

  - Carbohydrates: Around 10-12 grams per cup

  - Protein: Typically 8-10 grams per cup

  - Fat: Varies based on fat content, but usually around 5-8 grams per cup

  - Sodium: Approximately 100-150 milligrams per cup

  - Cholesterol: Varies, but generally low, around 10-30 milligrams per cup

  - Vitamins: Rich in calcium, vitamin B12, riboflavin, and phosphorus

  - Minerals: Good source of calcium, potassium, and magnesium

  - Nutritional Benefits: Yogurt provides probiotics (beneficial bacteria), which promote gut health and digestion. It's also a good source of protein and calcium, important for bone health.

2. Cold Water:

  - Calories: 0

  - Carbohydrates: 0

  - Protein: 0

  - Fat: 0

  - Sodium: 0

  - Cholesterol: 0

  - Vitamins: No significant vitamins

  - Minerals: No significant minerals

  - Nutritional Benefits: Hydration is essential for overall health and helps regulate body temperature, aids digestion, and supports nutrient transport.

3. Salt (1/4 teaspoon):

  - Calories: Negligible

  - Carbohydrates: Negligible

  - Protein: Negligible

  - Fat: Negligible

  - Sodium: Approximately 590 milligrams

  - Cholesterol: 0

  - Vitamins: No significant vitamins

  - Minerals: Consists mainly of sodium

  - Nutritional Benefits: While salt is often used for flavoring, excessive consumption can lead to health issues like high blood pressure. In moderation, it helps with electrolyte balance.

4. Fresh Mint Leaves or Dill (optional):

  - Calories: Negligible

  - Carbohydrates: Negligible

  - Protein: Negligible

  - Fat: Negligible

  - Sodium: Negligible

  - Cholesterol: 0

  - Vitamins: Mint is a good source of vitamin A and vitamin C; dill contains vitamin A and vitamin C as well.

  - Minerals: Mint contains small amounts of minerals like calcium, iron, and magnesium.

  - Nutritional Benefits: Mint and dill add flavor and aroma to the chalop. Additionally, mint offers digestive benefits and can help alleviate symptoms like indigestion and nausea.

By incorporating these ingredients into your chalop, you're not only enjoying a delicious and refreshing drink but also providing your body with essential nutrients and hydration.

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