Lassis are so beautiful to drink, they deserve special glassware. Enjoy!
A lassi is a blend of yogurt, water, often spices and sometimes, fruit. Traditional lassi (also known as salted lassi, or simply, lassi) is a savoury drink, flavoured with ground and roasted spices. Sweet lassi, however, contains sugar or fruits, instead of spices. Also there is a salted mint lassi that is highly favoured in Bangladesh.
Cumin Lassi is a much-loved beverage of Rajasthan. It is ubtly flavoured with dry roasted cumin seeds and limes or lemons. The zest of the citrus is often added to the milk before making yoghurt, and the oils infuse with it as the milk warms.
Lassis are enjoyed chilled as a hot-weather refreshment, mostly taken with lunch.
Jeera Lassi | Cumin Lassi | Indian Savoury Yoghurt Drink
Source : recipes abound
Prep time: 2 mins
Cooking time: none
Serves: 1 – 2 people, depending how you use it
3 cup Indian (Dahi) or Greek Yoghurt
2 Tblspn cream (Malai)
2 Tblspn Lime or Lemon Juice
0.33 cup iced water
6 ice cubes
0.5 Tblspn coarsely ground cumin
salt to taste
Dry roast cumin seeds and grind to a coarse powder. This is preferable, but use finer powder if you need to.
Mix all ingredients except a few pinches of the cumin powder in a blender until nice and frothy. Sprinkle the remaining cumin powder over the top. Serve chilled.
Use a combination of salt and black salt for a tangy lassi.
Add a few leaves of mint. Black pepper can also be added.