Lassi [lah-see]

A popular chilled yogurt drink in India, which can also be made with buttermilk or extra-rich milk. Lassi is like a healthy MILK SHAKE, the thickness of which depends on the ratio of yogurt to water. Thick LASSI is made with four parts yogurt to one part water and/or crushed ice. Lassi can be flavored variously with salt, mint, cumin, sugar, fruit or fruit juices – even spicy additions such as ground chiles, fresh ginger or garlic. The ingredients are all placed in a blender and processed until the mixture is light and frothy.



  • 2 cups,  Curd, chilled, thick and beaten smooth (yogurt)
  • 100 ml Milk, chilled or water
  • 2 heaped tbsps Sugar or honey
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 4 Pistachios, finely chopped (or 2 almonds)
  • 1/4 tsp Rose water (optional)


  1. Use only thick curd and with the help of a strainer drain out excess water from the curd before beating it.
  2. With the help of a traditional buttermilk churner, beat the thick curd till smooth and frothy.
  3. Add chilled milk, cardamom powder, sugar or honey and churn till frothy.
  4. Pour into serving glasses, garnish with chopped pistachios and serve.
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