Mmmm, for anyone who loves Indian food, you’ll certainly crave a lassi with your favorite indian foods. Indian lassis can be salty, or sweet, depending on the recipe that you’re using. A lassi typically consists of yogurt, water, spices, and sometimes fruit for the sweet versions. If you’ve ever eaten at an Indian restaurant, or visited India, you’ve probably tried the a mango, or salty lassi. However, these fresh drinks are easy to make on your own at home, too. Try out these refreshing indian lassi recipes to add a nice kick to your next Indian meal, or just as a lovely refreshment for a summer day.
Salty Lassi Recipe
This salty lassi recipe is a bit out of the box, as it also includes mint and cumin. Traditional salty lassis are also quite thick, but this lassi is made for summertime, and is more thin and refreshing.
- 4 cups plain yogurt
- 1 1/2 cups cold water
- 1 cup fresh mint leaves
- 1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds (preferably toasted and ground)
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- sparkling water
Simply blend all the ingredients, and then serve over ice with sparkling water. You can add as much sparkling water as you’d like to make the lassi less thick and more refreshing. We suggest adding about 3 ounces of water for every 5 ounces of lassi. You can also garnish the lassi with some cumin seeds for a beautiful appearance.
Mango Lassi Recipe
Did you know that lassis are one of the most popular drinks in northern India? The mango lassi is an equally popular beverage at Indian restaurants across the globe. With its sweet yoghurt taste, and fruity deliciousness, mango lassis are an easy favorite for garden parties, or to pair with Indian cuisine.
- 1/4 cups plain low-fat yogurt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 cup fresh mango pulp
- 1/3 cup cold water
- 1 to 2 tablespoons honey or sugar
You can choose to use fresh mango, or mango from a can. If you use a fresh mango just cube it into small pieces, and be sure to use all of the juice. Then, simply add everything in a blender and serve over ice. As you can see, preparing Indian lassis really couldn’t be easier!