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Lassi- Favorite Drink of Summer

Updated on August 4, 2012
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Yogurt and Its Benefits


Yogurt is a dairy product that is made from fermented milk. It is related to the term ‘probiotics’ which mean ‘supports and is for life’. It is a valuable health food for both children and elderly people. It is a rich source of protein and calcium. It cures many diseases.

Benefit of Curd- It has a lot of nutritional value and benefits, some of them are as follow-

  • It is easier to digest than milk.
  • It strengthens the immune system.
  • - The bacteria in curd help in digesting food. In fact it strengthens the digestive system.
  • - It is also beneficial in constipation.
  • - It is a rich source of calcium that minimises the risk of colon cancer.
  • - It is beneficial for osteoporosis patients.
  • - It lowers the high cholesterol level.
  • - Having rich Calcium, yogurt is also good for bone and teeth.
  • - It also helps in reducing the vaginal infection.
  • - It decreases the yeast infection.
  • It prevents stomach infection.
  • Also useful in diarrhea.
  • It reduces acidity.


Lassi- Lassi is a popular yogurt based drink. It is as healthy and nutritious as yogurt. In India, it is the most famous summer drink. It is a hot weather refreshment. It is one of the easiest drinks to make.

Lassi can be of many types, but below two are the most popular drink of summer-

  • Sweet Lassi
  • Salty Lassi(Chaas)

The method to make sweet/salty lassi are same. There is only a difference of ingredients. In sweet Lassi we add sugar in yogurt while in Salty Lassi we add salt.

Salty Lassi- Salty Lassi is very good for digestion and keeps body cool in hot summer. It is usually made by fat less yogurt,so it is beneficial for calorie conscious people. It also does not need sugar.

Ingredients-

Yogurt- 2 cup

Water- 1/2 Cup

Cumin Seeds- 1 tsp

Salt- According to taste

Mix water and salt to yogurt and blend it till frothy. Now add cumin seeds and ice cube to it. Your Salty Lassi is ready to serve.






Salty Lassi
Salty Lassi

Ingredients of Sweet Lassi

  • 250 gram Yogurt
  • 3-5 teas spoons Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Ice Cube
  • Clotted Cream
  • Cherry

Directions for Sweet Lassi/ Salty Lassi

  1. First add water, ice cube and sugar to yogurt.
  2. Now blend until forth appears.
  3. Pour it into glasses and put clotted cream on the top.
  4. Garnish it with cherry.
  5. Sweet Lassi is ready too serve.

Nutritional Benefit in Yogurt (Per 100 gram)

Nutrition Facts
Calories 257
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 1 g
Carbohydrates 5 g2%
Protein 3 g6%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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      Vishu... 

      4 years ago

      Yummy I luv Lassi............:p

    • anupma profile imageAUTHOR

      Dr Anupma Srivastava 

      5 years ago from India

      Thanks rosemay50

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      This is a healthy sounding drink and one that would be nice to drink to cool down. I think I would prefer the sweet lassi.

      Thank you for sharing this

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      livingsta 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Anupama, interesting one, as I like lassi, but the salty one. For some reason, I do not like sweet taste in yoghurts. I have always avoided flavoured yoghurts too. I had lassi at a Persian restaurant some time before, and they had added mint to it which gave a cooling effect and was tasty.

      In general, plain yoghurt is my favourite! Thank you for sharing this. Votes up and sharing!

    • anupma profile imageAUTHOR

      Dr Anupma Srivastava 

      5 years ago from India

      Thanks Rolly, u must try this.

    • Rolly A Chabot profile image

      Rolly A Chabot 

      5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi anupma ... I can tell this is a drink I need to try. Thank you for writing it and sharing a favorite of yours...

      Hugs and Blessings from Canada

    • anupma profile imageAUTHOR

      Dr Anupma Srivastava 

      5 years ago from India

      Thanks glassvisage, it is really very easy to made.

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      glassvisage 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      This is easier than I thought it would be! Thanks for sharing this. I love getting lassis but the cost adds up at the restaurant, so I'm glad I know how to make it now!

    • anupma profile imageAUTHOR

      Dr Anupma Srivastava 

      5 years ago from India

      @Nat, Thanks

    • Nat Amaral profile image

      Nat Amaral 

      5 years ago from BC Canada

      Thank you. It sounds tasty.

    • anupma profile imageAUTHOR

      Dr Anupma Srivastava 

      6 years ago from India

      Thanks for stopping.

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      QudsiaP1 

      6 years ago

      This is delicious hub! Lassi truly is my favourite summer drink and often when I need a pick me up I go for a sweet lassi. Thank you for sharing this Anupma. :)

    • anupma profile imageAUTHOR

      Dr Anupma Srivastava 

      6 years ago from India

      Thanks Archana.

    • archana srivastav profile image

      archana srivastav 

      6 years ago

      IT REALLY GIVES RELIEF FROM HOTNESS

    • anupma profile imageAUTHOR

      Dr Anupma Srivastava 

      6 years ago from India

      Thanks Sherrye for your kind comment and visit.

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      Sherrye Barrow 

      6 years ago from Duncan, AZ

      Very informative health issues mentioned in this hub. Sounds delicious!

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