Lassi is a popular and traditional Punjabi yogurt-based drink of India and Pakistan. It is made by blending yogurt with water or milk and Indian spices. Traditional lassi (also known as salted lassi, or, simply lassi) is a savory drink sometimes flavored with ground roasted cumin while sweet lassi on the other hand is blended with sugar or fruits instead of spices.
In Dharmic religions, yogurt sweetened with honey is used while performing religious rituals. Less common is lassi served with milk and is topped with a thin layer of clotted cream. Lassis are enjoyed chilled as a hot-weather refreshment, mostly taken with lunch. With a little turmeric powder mixed in, it is also used as a folk remedy for gastroenteritis.
- Yogurt – 4 cups
- Sugar – 4 tbsp
- Water – 1 cup
- Crushed ice – 1 cup
- Mix all the ingredients and blend in a mixer for 40 to 50 seconds.
- Yogurt from richer milk needs less time to form a good, thick froth.
- Serve chilled.