Thursday, May 9, 2013

Sweet Lassi

Lassi has gained a wide popularity even in the United States. Even Trader Joe sells it.

In some parts of Mumbai, I have tasted this lassi, flavored with rose water. If it's not readily available, proceed without it. But rosewater adds a different flavor to this quintessential summer cooler.

Meethi Lassi
Sweetened Buttermilk
1 1/2 cups plain yogurt (I used skim)
1 cup water

2 tbsp sugar (more or less per taste)

A pinch of salt

Optional Garnish
1 tsp rose water
&/or crushed ice

1. Churn yogurt, sugar and water to make thick buttermilk
2. If using rose water, stir in.
3. Chill. Serve with crushed ice, if using.

Note -
1. Some people also use grated jaggery instead of sugar for a more earthy taste. This lassi with jaggery is called Gudwali Lassi.
2. For richer version, you can use whole milk yogurt and top it with some heavy cream - for that "malai maarke" flavor.


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