Chhang is one of the important and indispensable barley based alcoholic beverage prepared and consumed by the people of Ladakh for centuries. Chhang forms a part of sociocultural life and no social activities is complete without the beverage. It quenches thirst, gives energy and provides nutrition. Kholak made of chhang and barley flour is a preferred food of shepherds. Steps involve in chhang preparation includes cleaning and boiling of barley grains, cooling, addition of starter culture, fermentation, filtration and blending. The beverage was analysed for alcohol content, pH and titrable acidity using standard analytical methods. Results showed that the fermented beverage contains 5-7% alcohol, pH 3.6 to 3.8, acidity 0.55 to 0.65%.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Complementary and Manual Therapy
- Complementary and alternative medicine