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Salted Mint Lassi (Salted Yogurt Drink)

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Lassi is a healthful yogurt-based drink, popular throughout India. Mint and ginger give it a tangy and refreshing taste. Mint Lassi is a great compliment to any meal, especially during summer.

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of yogurt (dahi, curd)
  • ¼ cup mint leaves (podina)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger juice*
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black salt (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon roasted cumin seed powder* (bhuna jeera)
  • Few mint leaves for garnishing
  • ½ cup of ice cubes

Method

  1. Blend mint  leaves with two tablespoons of yogurt to make a paste. Add yogurt, ginger  juice, salt, black salt, and one cup of water. Blend just enough to make the drink smooth; don’t over-blend as it will froth.
  2. Pour it over ice cubes and garnish with roasted cumin seed powder and mint leave.
  3. Lassi can be made one day in advance and refrigerated.

*Note:

  1. Making Ginger juice: shred the ginger using a fine grater or zester and squeeze the pulp using fingers.
  2. Roasting Cumin seeds: Toast cumin in a heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, until aromatic and brown in color. You can make a small jar of this in advance and keep it for couple of months. This is used in many recipes.

14 thoughts on “Salted Mint Lassi (Salted Yogurt Drink)

  1. Manjulaji…. your recipes are so perfect that one can follow them blindly. I have been watching your website since couple years but never wrote to you. I made mathri, chole palak, cauliflower curry… and quite a few…spinach pasta…. you name it and every thing comes out great….just perfect.!!!
    You know we love onion and garlic but your recipes are so delicious…we do not worry about anything.
    It has been a while that you posted anything on it. Hope everything is going well for you. God bless you for your efforts.

  2. hello aunty.. i have 1 request to u .. kaju kari is my fav dish .. and here in indian restaurant its not available .. can u please post kaju kari recipe …. pleaseeeee pleaseeee …

    thank u

  3. Here is another fresh drink to keep immune system strong in summer. Amla juice!
    Grind fresh amlas and add appropriate salt, hing, chaat masala and black pepper powder to it to make your summer drink.

  4. namasthe aunty i am living in chennai India here the climate is very very hot . this receipe is very helpful to us thank u very much

  5. Very tasty and refreshing. I made some slight adjustments to the recipe and added some crushed Tellycherrypepper as well as a few drops of lemon juice and some soda water to make the joghurt a bit thinner. However, a great sundowner.

  6. Great recipe – thank you, Manjula. I’d never extracted juice from ginger before, and I thought it would be a chore, but it was pretty easy. The drink is tasty and refreshing, especially on a hot day in Arizona.

  7. Oh how wonderful. I’ve had a slightly different version of this drink before and it was wonderful. Although this is salty, I’ve had the sweet version and also kind of a “hot” version. Hot meaning in taste with green chillies finly chopped and with some celantro. I’ll try this one also. Thank you very much. I really enjoy your recepies and your presentations.

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