When you are feeling tired, when you have celebrated too much, when you need comforting or nurturing, when your digestion is playing up, when the sun has been too hot, or the food too hot, or just when you feel like one, you need a simple Lassi. Could I say, the best Lassi?
A Lassi is an Indian sweet or savoury drink made from a yoghurt or buttermilk base, perhaps with water, and with flavourings. The flavourings are either fruits or spices. You may of course know the ubiquitous Mango Lassi, and perhaps the Salt Lassi (great in very hot weather).
This recipe is very simple, but very delicious. Enjoy!
Raita Lassi | The Simplest Lassi | Yoghurt Based Indian Drink
Source : recipes abound
Prep time: 2 mins
Cooking time: none
Serves: 1 – 2 people, depending how you use it
2 cups Indian (Desi) or Greek Yoghurt
4-6 ice cubes
1 tspn sugar – jaggery if you can, or white sugar
zest of 1 lemon or lime, plus a good squeeze of juice
Mix all ingredients in a blender until nice and frothy. Serve chilled.
Add more sugar for a sweeter lassi, or more salt for a more salty lassi.
Add a pinch of cumin if you like, or some grated ginger.