Lassi/chaas or smoothie

Creamy blend of Indian yogurt flavoured with the richest of spices.
 
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Recipe from: 25 February 2016
Preparation time: 10 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • LASSI SWEET:
  • 500
    ml
    dahi (sour milk or yoghurt)
  • 125
    ml
    cold water
  • 20
    ml
    condense milk (added indulgence)
  • 20
    ml
    sugar or sweetener to taste
  • 7
    ml
    roasted and crushed cumin seeds
  • 3
    ml
    salt
  • 150
    ml
    ice cubes to serve
  • LASSI SALTED:
  • 500
    ml
    dahi (sour milk or yoghurt)
  • 125
    ml
    cold water
  • 7
    ml
    roasted and crushed cumin seeds
  • 7
    ml
    salt
  • 150
    ml
    ice cubes to serve
  • MINT LASSI:
  • 500
    ml
    dahi (sour milk or yoghurt)
  • 125
    ml
    cold water
  • 20
    ml
    condense milk (added indulgence)
  • 20
    ml
    sugar or sweetener to taste
  • 125
    ml
    fresh mint leaves
  • 5
    ml
    salt
  • 150
    ml
    ice cubes to serve
  • SAFFRON LASSI:
  • 500
    ml
    dahi (sour milk or yoghurt)
  • 125
    ml
    cold water
  • 20
    ml
    condense milk (added indulgence)
  • 20
    ml
    sugar or sweetener to taste
  • 3
    ml
    saffron steeped in 5ml boiling water
  • 25
    ml
    almond powder
  • 3
    ml
    salt
  • 150
    ml
    ice cubes to serve
  • 5
    ml
    chopped almonds (garnish)
  • 5
    ml
    chopped pistachios (garnish)
  • MANGO LASSI:
  • 500
    ml
    dahi (sour milk or yoghurt)
  • 125
    ml
    cold water
  • 125
    ml
    mango puree
  • 3
    ml
    salt
  • 3
    ml
    dry mango powder (Amchur) or 5ml lemon juice
  • 3
    ml
    ginger powder
  • 150
    ml
    ice cubes to serve
  • CHAAS:
  • 250
    ml
    dahi (sour milk or yoghurt)
  • 250
    ml
    cold water
  • 7
    ml
    roasted and crushed cumin seeds
  • 5
    ml
    salt
  • 150
    ml
    ice cubes to serve
 
 

Method

 

Lassi Sweet (Serves 2):
Add all of the above ingredients (except the ice cubes) to a blender and blend for about 5 minutes.

Pour into tall glasses, add some ice cubes, garnish with a pinch of cumin powder and a few coloured sugar crystals before serving.

Lassi Salted (Serves 2):
Add all of the above ingredients (except the ice cubes) to a blender and blend for about 5minutes.

Pour into tall glasses, add some ice cubes, garnish with a pinch of cumin powder before serving.

Mint Lassi (Serves 2):
Add all of the above ingredients (except the ice cubes) to a blender and blend for about 5minutes.

Pour into tall glasses, add some ice cubes, garnish with a few sprigs of mint leaves before serving.

Saffron Lassi (Serves 2):
Add all of the above ingredients (except the ice cubes) to a blender and blend for about 5minutes.

Pour into tall glasses, add some ice cubes, garnish with a pinch of chopped almonds and pistachios before serving.

Mango Lassi
(Serves 2):
Add all of the above ingredients (except the ice cubes) to a blender and blend for about 5minutes.

Pour into tall glasses, add some ice cubes, garnish with a pinch of ginger powder and a few pieces of finely chopped fresh or dry mango.

Chaas (Serves 4):
Add all of the above ingredients (except the ice cubes) to a blender and blend for about 5minutes.

Pour into tall glasses, add some ice cubes, garnish with a pinch of cumin powder before serving.

Should be served before eating an Indian meal.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Healthy Vegetarian Foods. To see more recipes, please click here.

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