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Lassi

 

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Fat-free lassi from Mumbai, India.

 
 

Lassi is a popular and traditional South Asian yogurt-based drink. It is made by blending yogurt with water or milk and Indian spices. Traditional lassi is sometimes flavored with ground roasted cumin.

Sweet lassi, blended with sugar or fruits instead of spices, is also very popular. The most common flavors include mango, rose water, and plain sugar sweetened lassi.

Lassis are enjoyed chilled as a hot-weather refreshment, mostly taken with lunch. With a little turmeric powder mixed in, it is also used as a folk remedy for gastroenteritis.

 

Traditional salty (namkin) lassi

  • 4 c (1 L) yogurt
  • 3 c (750 mL) cold water
  • 1 c (250 mL) crushed ice
  • fresh green chili peppers (quantity according to taste), chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin, roasted and ground
  • 3 tbs lime or lemon juice
  • 2 tsp salt

Preparation Method

 

Combine all ingredients except ice in blender and blend until smooth. Then add ice and continue blending until frothy.

 

Mild salty lassi

  • 250 mL (1 cup) full-fat yogurt
  • 250 mL (1 cup) chilled milk
  • 1 teaspoon (4g) cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons lime or lemon juice
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon (2-4g) salt
  • 100 mL (½ cup) ice cubes
  • ¼ teaspoon mint (finely crumbled, dried; optional)
  • small pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

Preparation Method

 

Dry-roast cumin seeds by cooking them over low heat in small pan until you can smell the seasoning, about 2 to 3 minutes. Cool and grind. In blender, blend cumin seed powder with yoghurt, milk, lemon juice, salt and ice cubes. Optionally scatter with crumbled mint, and a small pinch of cayenne if for piquancy. Serve chilled. (4 servings)

 

Sweet (mithi) lassi

  • 4 c (1 L) yogurt
  • 3 c (750 mL) cold water
  • 1 c (250 mL) crushed ice
  • 6 tbs sugar or honey
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
  • few drops rosewater

Preparation Method

 

Combine all ingredients except ice in blender and blend until smooth. Then add ice and continue blending until frothy.

 

Sweet mango lassi

  • 1 L (4 cups) mango nectar
  • 500 mL (2 cups) full-fat yoghurt
  • 500 mL (2 cups) chilled milk
  • 250 mL (1 cup) sugar

Preparation Method

 

Mix sugar with the mango nectar until dissolved. Next, gradually add the milk to the yoghurt. Finally, mix together the two resulting mixtures. (6 servings)

 
 
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