December 6, 2012

Raspberry Lassi

Lassi is a popular and traditional yogurt-based drink which originates in the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan. It is made by blending yogurt with water and Indian spices. Traditional 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. Read more ...

Raspberry lassi is Akku's favorite drink at Thali too, a vegetarian restaurant near our place. This is our home made version.

Homemade Plain Yogurt *  - 2 1/2 cups
Raspberry (Fresh or Frozen) - 1/3 cup
Honey - 2 Tbsp (more or less according to your sweetness level)
Himalayan salt - a pinch

Add everything to VitaMix or regular blender jar and blend well to make silky smooth Raspberry lassi.
Serve immediately.

Makes 3 servings

* I usually make my yogurt at home using organic milk: warm milk to just above room temperature, mix with a little bit of existing yogurt (as a starter) and keep aside in a warm place for about 6-8 hours. I usually keep inside my oven (might need the 'Serve warm' setting in winter)

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