Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Patiala di Lassi

Lassi is a traditional north-indian ( punjab to be precise) yogurt based beverage that's  not only  a great quencher of the scorching heat but also is very refreshing and versatile. The beverage can be served sweet, salty or spicy. I remember having a masala lassi with a host of lovely spices like cumin, black salt--- it tasted divine.
My favourite though is lassi patiala which has cardamoms, nutmeg powder,saffron strands and vanilla essence---- simple,flavourful and yummy! .

So here goes the recipe---

What goes :-

  • Fresh Curd - 2 cups
  • Hot Milk- 1 to 2 tbsp
  • Sugar - 4 tbsp
  • Cardamom Powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Saffron Strands - 8 to 10
  • Vanilla essence - 2 drops
  • Crushed Ice - 1/2 cup
For Garnish:
  • Chopped Nuts (cashews, almonds, pistachios) - a few
  • Nutmeg Powder - a pinch

How did i do it :-

Soak the saffron strands in milk to dissolve.  Beat the curd till it is smooth and mix all the ingredients except those for garnish.  Whip well till it becomes frothy. The lassi is ready. Garnish with chopped nuts and nutmeg powder.

Serve chilled

Sending this yummy drink to Aipi's Event Virtual Party - Beverages started by Shabita


  1. Who can say no this buttery lassi ...way to go gal..

  2. delicious lassi. all time favourite:)

  3. Very tempting lassi, prefect for summer..

  4. Awesome lassi ..lovely combo of ingredients..never used vanilla in lassi..sounds really interesting!
    Thanks a lot for sending this delicious lassi to my event :)

    US Masala

  5. What a gorgeous looking lassi! The spices combination sounds lovely - I love cardamom, so can't wait to try this

  6. It appears a healthy lassi.

    My mother loves lassi and we often used to stop at the Punjabi restaurant to have it. mm... I still have the taste in my mouth :)

  7. Refreshing and perfect

  8. What a cool and refreshing lassi....perfect during summer
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    Hamaree Rasoi

  9. thank you Priya
    this lassi looks healthy and delicious
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  10. Sounds like a healthy and delicious drink that I would li

  11. That looks so yummy and healthy!

  12. Lovely lassi. My hubby is a big fan. Thanks for the recipe.

  13. I love lassi anytime...looks yummy!..
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  14. REfreshing and delicious.My 1st visit here following your blog.Nice collection of posts.Do drop by simply food.