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Medieval Milk Products

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Ancient Sculpture shows Milk Products being Transported
Ancient Milk-folk

The  Sanskrit manuscript Lokopakara describes the preparation of buttermilk (majjige) and Manasollasa calls it a drink. People of medieval times were used to its salted and sweet (lassi) varieties, just as they are today. After churning the curds, butter was removed and the liquid seasoned with ginger, cardamom and salt, and finally was fumigated with asafoetida (hingu) and cumin (jira). The sweet drink was prepared by adding sugar, cardamom and camphor powder. After churning, the butter was collected and stored in cool earthen pots and was carried by the vendors to the market-place.


  • Jyotsna Kamat, Social Life in Medieval Karnataka, Abhinav, 1980

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