Salted Mint Lassi (Salted Yogurt Drink)

May 28th, 2012 filed under Beverages, Gluten Free
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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


  • 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


  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.


  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.

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