April 11, 2012

Masala lassi

Lassi is one of the most favoured drink during the summertime. It has a cooling effect . The onset of Spring in North India usually means a good amount of heat. So this is the drink to help with the changing weather!
Lassi is usually made by blending yogurt with water until frothy, and made sweet or savory. 
No straining or cooking needed! Make some spice, add ground cashew and some chilled yogurt!
 Practically any flavouring can be added to the lassi be it fruits or spices.

Preparation time:1-2 mins
Cooking time: Nil
Serving: 4persons


3 cups chilled curd/yogurt
3-4 small cardamoms, crushed
6-7 black peppercorns, powdered or 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
a pinch or two of grated nutmeg
2 tbsp chopped dry fruits like almonds, cashew, pistachois
few strands of saffron
crushed palm jaggery as per taste(a replacement of sugar)


  • In a blender ,add all the ingredients along with some strands of saffron.
  • Add 1 or 2 tbsp of water, if you want a little thin lassi.But tastes best if made thick.
  • Blend till smooth. 
  • You can also whisk everything with an egg whisker till smooth.
  • Don't overdo the blending.
  • Best when  served chilled in glasses, topped with some dry fruits and saffron and if you like some cream or malai

It was an instant hit among us the very first time I tried myself, being inspired by the recepie from veg recepies of India thats because i like strong and intense flavors. It has a strong aroma and sweet taste and rich with healthy ingredients,which make the experience more rich and refreshing.

It is a bit different from the general lassi,as here a few spices go into the making of the lassi and thats why its called as masala lassi.