Lassi is a sweet or spicy drink, originally comes from the Punjab region of the Indian sub-continent. It’s very quick and easy to make. No hassle at all. It is made by blending yoghurt with water, salt, and spices (depending on the type of lassi) until the drink becomes frothy.
- Cinnamon powder
- Red food dye
- Combine 500 ml (2 cups) buttermilk or yoghurt with 500 ml (2 cups) water. You can use a blender or whip it with a whisk, it really doesn’t make much difference.
- Add 30 g (2 tbsp.) sugar, 1 tsp. rose water and a couple of drops of the food colouring.
- Pour into a glass, sprinkle with cinnamon on top and enjoy!
Lassi has a slight but refreshing tartness which cleanses the palate alongside other traditional spicier Asian foods. It also aids digestion and is a healthy addition to any balanced diet.
Some people like to add fruit to their lassi – usually banana or mango, both of which give the drink a nice creamy boost.