How to make lassi
Lassi is an Indian yoghurt based drink rather like a smoothie.
There are two types of lassi, sweet or salty.
Salty lassi comprises of yoghurt, milk and couple pinches of salt.
While sweet lassi is my personal favourite which can be sweetened with various fruits and sugar.
Please see below my favourite Lassi recipes, and remember you can add or minus a few ingredients and let me know how you get on!
Creamy, fruity and sweet one that the kids will love
To make Mango lassi you will need:
3 cups Plain smooth yoghurt
1 cup milk
1 tin of mango pulp or 2 x mangos peeled and cut into chunks
couple of tbsp of sugar or to taste
There is only one step to making a lassi once ingredients are prepared whack all the ingredients into a food processor and blitz till smooth. Simple.
Serve chilled. Goes well after a curry to finish of a meal or a refreshing hit on a hot summers day.
**Made too much? why not freeze them in ice lolly moulds so you can enjoy them later, healthy treat and one the kids will love.****
Creamy and refreshing
2 Ripe Bananas
2 Cups plain smooth yoghurt
2 Cups Milk
1/4 tsp Cardamom powder (optional)
1 Handful of Ice cubes
Add all ingredients to blender and blitz.
Please note: Banana tends to discolour if left to sit for few hours so prepare when needed.
Banana and Avocado Lassi
This is one yummy lassi
1 Ripe Banana
1 Ripe Avocado
3 Cups Milk
2 Cups Plain Smooth Yoghurt
1. Same as above just put everything into a blender and whizz till smooth. I find that the banana has enough natural sweetness that you don't need to add sugar but my husband who has a sweet tooth always adds few tablespoons when he makes it so again add sugar to individual tastes.
One zingy refreshing drink
2 Cups Smooth plain yoghurt
2 Cups Milk
2 tsp Mint sauce or fresh mint leaves
1 handful of ice cubes
Salt to taste.
1. Yes you've guessed it drop them all in a blender, blitz till smooth and serve chilled.
You can adapt the above recipes and use any kind of fruit you fancy. Experiment and enjoy!