Lassi – Refreshing Yogurt Drink

With Summer right around the corner, try delicious and refreshing Lassi, a cold yogurt drink, popular in the state of Punjab, India. Lassi comes in many varieties including sweet lassi, salted lassi, mango lassi, etc. This lassi recipe is a minty variation with a kick!

Lassi

Ingredients:

Yogurt – 1 cup
Ice – 1½ cups
Cumin powder – ½ tsp (roasted)
Chat Masala – 1 tsp
Salt – to taste
Mint – a handful (fresh)
Cilantro – 10 sprigs
Green Chili – 1 (optional)

Method:

1. In a blender, add the following: Mint, Cilantro, Green Chili and ½ of the Yogurt.
2. Blend for a couple of minutes.
3. Add remaining yogurt and rest of the ingredients and blend until the Ice has crushed well (smoothie consistency).
4. Serves 2.

Tips:

1. If you do not have fresh mint…use dried mint (available at any Indian grocery store or whole foods store).
2. A variation to this is Sweet Lassi. Use the same proportions of yogurt and ice, as mentioned above, add sugar (to taste), blend it all together.

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