How to make Lassi - A refreshing yogurt based coolant drink

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Main Ingredients : Yogurt (दही), Sugar (चीनी)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Beverages

Lassi Recipe Card


Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

For more recipes related to Lassi checkout Piyush, Chocolate Lassi, Pudina Chaas, Chutney Lassi . You can also find more Beverages recipes like Pudina Chaas, Cucumber and Pear Juice, Adrak Kali Mirch Chai, Green Tea.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Lassi Recipe

  • Yogurt 2 1/2 cups

  • Sugar 1/2 cup

  • Ice cubes as required

  • Milk optional 1/2 cup

  • Fresh cream as required


Step 1

Blend together yogurt and sugar for two minutes in a mixer/blender.

Step 2

Add ice cubes and blend for a minute more.

Step 3

If the mixture is too thick add a little milk and adjust consistency and blend once more.

Step 4

Pour into serving glasses from a height so as to form a foam.

Step 5

Top with malai and serve chilled.