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Sweet Lassi
Sweet Lassi, a yogurt based creamy, sweetened and chilled beverage from Punjabi cuisine is a popular drink in North India. It is usually served after the meal or in the afternoon during the hot summer days as a cooling beverage. Nowadays, many varieties of lassi like strawberry lassi, rose lassi, mango lassi, plain lassi, etc. are available but the two main types are – SWEET and SALTY. In this recipe, we are making the sweet lassi – first, the curd is whisked until smooth and then sugar is added for sweetness and cardamom to get the nice flavor. Finally, water or milk is added to dilute it a little bit as per the preference.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients:
2 cups Plain Curd (yogurt/dahi) (500 ml)
3 tablespoons Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Cardamom Powder
1/2 cup Water or Milk
1 tablespoon chopped Mixed nuts, for garnishing, optional
Directions:
  1. Take 2 cups curd (plain yogurt/dahi) in a deep vessel or a pot. We have used the homemade curd in this recipe.
  2. Add 3 tablespoons sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder.
  3. Whisk it using a hand beater or a wired whisk or a mathani or a hand blender until smooth.
  4. Add 1/2 cup water or milk.
  5. Whisk again for 1-2 minutes or until a nice frothy layer on top and sugar dissolves completely. Sweet Lassi is ready for serving. Pour into two individual serving glasses and garnish with chopped mixed nuts.
Tips and Variations:
  • Use homemade curd for better taste.
  • For the best flavor, use a mathani or a wired whisk (don’t use the electric one) to make the lassi.
  • Make sure that curd is not sour otherwise the lassi will taste sour.
  • Use full fat curd (whole milk yogurt) for creamy lassi.
  • Use powdered sugar to dissolve the sugar easily.
  • For variation, top the lassi with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • To make Fresh Fruit Lassi, add 1/2 cup puree of any fresh fruit like strawberry or mango.
Taste: Sweet and Creamy
Serving Ideas: Serve lassi as a chilled afternoon beverage during hot summer days. Top the lassi with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and dry fruits to serve as a dessert in party.

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