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!



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)


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.


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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0 thoughts on “Lassi – Refreshing Yogurt Drink

  1. This recipe is wonderful. The flavor is deep and delicious, with cool, spicy, sweet and salty all blended together perfectly. The green color is gorgeous.

    I have also made it with cucumber (just added about 3/4 cup rough chopped English cucumber) and it was incredible.

  2. wow! you ladies sure have come a long way, right?
    Keep doing the hard work!
    We and the rest of your fans are with you all the way!

  3. I was looking for a sweet lassi and a mango lassi recipe. I found both here.
    Thanks ladies! Got to try it out tonight.

  4. Hello I was wondering how can I make Rose Lassi? I had it once before at an Indian restaurant my best friend father owned but I have since lost touch with them. Could you help?

    1. Hi Alexis,

      I’ve never had Rose Lassi, but I’m guessing that they must have added Rose Syrup (available in Indian grocery stores) to the yogurt and water (or milk) and blended it with some ice.

  5. hi
    anuja & hetal!!!!!!!

    usually i prepare lassi vth yogurt & sugar.

    but this lassi is really mouth watering. i will sure try this today.

      1. Hi Tom,

        We usually make our own yogurt at home so don’t really know how to classify it. You could use any type of yogurt as you will be blending it anyway. If you use Greek, you probably will have to use less.

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