Summer Cool-Down Drink: Lassi Two Ways


Summer’s finally here – a bit unusual to be saying this in mid-July but the weather’s been a bit dicey with the relentless monsoon rains we’ve had recently (note the vibrant green of the lawn). Yogurt, a staple in our fridge, is the star here in lassi, a beverage made of yogurt, presented sweet or savoury. The latter may not suit the uninitiated but I find it very refreshing.

Mango Lassi

  • mangos, 2, skinned and cubed
  • plain yogurt, 1 cup
  • sugar, 1 tsp (if needed only)
  1. Blend together till creamy and serve

Ginger-Lime Lassi

  • yoghurt, 1 cup
  • ginger, grated, 1/2 tsp
  • zest of lime, 1/2 tsp
  • juice of lime, 1 tbsp
  • green chili, 1/2, chopped
  • coriander/cilantro leaves, a few – to garnish
  • salt, pinch of
  • cummin, ground, 1/8 tsp
  1. Whip the yogurt till creamy
  2. Add all the other ingredients and serve

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July 15, 2009. Tags: , , , . Beverages, Kids Cuisine, Nutrition, Summer.

2 Comments

  1. David replied:

    i'm drooling over the mango lassi. can we have a mango lassi party next time you guys come over? yum.

  2. Diva Indoors replied:

    Or when you come over! I'm already panicking about the end of mango season.. :S

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