Lassi is a traditional Indian yogurt-based drink, originally from Punjab. To prepare the lassi you need yogurt, water and spices. Fruit can also be added.
Il lassi is a traditional Indian yogurt-based drink, originally from Punjab. For prepare the lassi they serve yogurt, water and spices. It can also be added to this Indian fruit recipe.
In the original lassi, cumin or ground cardamom is added to flavor the drink which in this case is not sweet and is suitable to accompany meals.
In fact, lassi is brought to the table in India as a drink to be consumed during main meals because it results very refreshing both during the hottest season and when you eat spicy dishes and why promotes digestion.
There is also a sweet version of lassi, which is prepared by adding a sweetener - such as honey or brown sugar - and fruit. In this case, mango is usually used. Mango lassi is one of the more popular versions of sweet lassi.
The recipes of the lassi can easily be adapted to who it is vegan and also to those who are allergic or intolerant to dairy products. Just replace the classic yogurt with it vegetable yogurt. To prepare the lassi you can choose still or sparkling water according to your preferences.
Read also: 10 TRADITIONAL VEGAN INDIAN RECIPES
How to make Indian lassi
Here are the ingredients and instructions to prepare the Traditional Indian lassi.
- 250 ml of plain white yogurt
- 250 ml of cold water
- 1 teaspoon of cumin or cardamom seeds
- 6 ice cubes
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To prepare Indian lassi, pound the cumin or cardamom seeds in a mortar to grind them. In the blender jug pour the yogurt and cold water and mix the ingredients. Add the spices and ice cubes and blend again. Sweeten to taste. Pour the lassi into glasses and decorate them with whole cumin or cardamom seeds or with saffron pistils.
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How to make mango lassi
If you want to prepare a sweet version of lassi to be enjoyed as a snack, for breakfast or for a snack, here are the ingredients and instructions to follow for your mango lassi.
1 ripe mango
125 ml of plain white yogurt
250 ml of cold water
4 ice cubes
1 pinch of powdered cardamom
1 pinch of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon of whole brown sugar or honey
Mint leaves for garnish
Peel the mango and cut it into cubes. Pour the mango pulp in the blender with water and yogurt. Add the cinnamon, cardamom and ice cubes. Also add brown sugar or honey if you want to sweeten the drink. Blend the ingredients. Add a little more water or yogurt to obtain a more or less liquid lassi. Decorate the glasses with fresh mint leaves.