Monday, November 7, 2011

Oats Lassi (Sweet)

Nothing peps up my mood like a great laugh. Mindless giggle,subtle wit,big time howl   -- I lap them all like a desert that guzzles rain! Guess what never fails to disappoint me in those badly want to laugh moments ????? Yup - F.R.I.E.N.D.S . I still tune in to those umpteenth repeats on TV to get my daily dose of hilarity.Can anyone tire of that series - not me at least; As I am typing this post I am in splits after having watched a particularly amusing episode and suddenly the world seems a good place to live in !!! MORAL - laugh/smile/guffaw/titter/whoop but be sure to exercise the smile muscles :D

A scorchy sunday afternoon had me scurrying for something chilled and something sweet. Lassi my eternal favourite with roasted & powdered oats also adding to the flavour was a perfect thirst quencher.




Oats are such a regular part of our diet that I jumped in glee when I saw my favourite drink getting a healthy twist in the recipe that came with the oats package (Quakers). I modified the recipe to satiate my sweet tooth. Oats are 100% whole grains and a natural source of carbohydrates & dietary fiber.Rich in proteins, they help reduce cholestrol & gives you the energy required to sustain all day.


 


You can also try the salty version by spiking it up further with cumin powder. Whet your taste buds with this yummy drink




What's in it :-
  • Quick Cooking Oats - 15 to 20 grams
  • Curd/Yogurt - 100 -125 grams
  • Water - 1/4 cup
  • Sugar - 1 1/2 tbsp - to taste
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Crushed Ice - as required 
  • Cinnamon Powder- as required - for garnish
How :-

Roast the oats in a pan and powder well.Blend curd/yogurt,oats with salt, sugar, cardamom powder and water in a blender. Add crushed ice cubes. Blend again and pour in a tall glass. Garnish with cinnamon powder and chill with this frothy drink! 





Enjoy !

23 comments:

  1. I simply love that sitcom. I'm always in for lassi and with oats a double of health.

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  2. This looks really good..Mouthwatering dear..Thanks for the recipe .will try soon..

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  3. Healthy and Yumm lassi.Luv it with spicy meal!.Yumm

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  4. What a healthy version of lassi...Yummy too...

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  5. What a healthy version of lassi......very innovative.

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  6. hi manni,

    which episode was that? also i am not much of a lassi fan u know it, but this unheard of oats lassi is tempting me to try it. also have some thots on the presentation let me know when we can discuss it :).

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  7. Healthy Lassi! used to watch friends before kids took over it!

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  8. What a great addition of oats in lassi ~ looks so very fresh n tasty!
    USMasala

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  9. Lovely way of using oats...Looks yummy..

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  10. wow too good its awesome using oats in lassi.. i used to add in shakes ..

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  11. Loved this new healthier version of
    lassi.

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  12. That's a healthy kick to the lassi...

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  13. lovely twist to lassi with oats! u made me smile with that write up abt FRIENDS...who does'nt love watching an episode of FRIENDS!

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  14. Love this lassi, fabulous drink.

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  15. Wow they looks super irresistible, fantastic..

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  16. Very creative and healthy version of lassi..

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  17. Remember Laugh and the world laughs with you. Glad you had a nice time your post put a smile on my face. I make oats in buttermilk but the spicy one. Yum.

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  18. Never made lassi with oats, new to me and looks so creamy and tasty

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  19. A healthy drink.....perfect in summer..but I like it any time....

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