You will love this lassi. It is one of the few sweet lassis that have been posted here, but it retains a tang due to the lime juice. The combination is delicious and more-ish. Top with a dusting of cinnamon or cardamom powder if you must. Or garnish with slices of strawberry.
Lassi Drinks come in 3 different flavours – fruit, sweet and salty – and sweet is the most popular. It is often available on the street, and as yoghurt is generally made 3 times a day in milk and cheese shops, it is always fresh. They will be served to you in clay cups.
As a rule, a plain sweet lassi is made with a 4:1 yoghurt water ratio while salt lassi is thinner, perhaps 3:1 or even 2:1 ratio. In India the thick layer of yoghurt cream that naturally forms on home made yoghurt is used as a garnish on the lassi. If you want a richer lassi, add a little cream before churning, or put a spoonful of cream on the top and serve with a spoon.
Are you looking for other lassi recipes? Try our Lassi recipes for mango lassi, cumin lassi, raita lassi, chilli and coriander lassi and many others. All of our Drinks recipes are here and here. Or browse all of our Indian recipes here and here. Be inspired by our Summer dishes here and here.
Sweet and Tangy Lassi
1 cup yoghurt
2 cups cold water or 1 cup cold water and 6 – 8 ice cubes
2 tbsp sugar (use 4 Tblspn if you have a real sweet tooth)
1 pinch salt
1 – 2 tbsp lime juice plus some of the finely grated rind of the lime
Mix ingredients in a blender and blend until nice and frothy. Serve chilled.
I used grated jaggery, giving the lassi a slight beige colour but a great taste. If you don’t have jaggery (available at Indian Groceries), use white or brown sugar.
The lime can be replaced with lemon.
Omit the lime for a Sweet Lassi, Meetha Lassi.