Two-Way Lassi for Your Summer Thirst

Scorching summer heat can lead to major health issues. It can cause dehydration, excessive headaches, rashes, strokes and fatigue. It is therefore important to keep your insides cool, especially when the hot Australian sun is at its peak.

While some may resort to consuming a bountiful of fizzy drinks and ice-creams, it is important to know that even if they keep you cool, they contribute to other conditions such as obesity. For someone who is a health advocate as well as a foodie, a yoghurt based drink is a better option. One such soul-soothing Indian drink is Lassi.

Lassi is a sweet and thick yoghurt-based drink that entails the health benefits of curd along with the delectability of a dessert. This is in fact one of the most popular Indian drinks in the world. Such admiration has led to the invention of flavoured Lassi that elevates the sumptuousness of this beverage even further.

Here is a two-way recipe of flavoured Lassi that will cool your mind and warm your heart.

1. Khus Khus Lassi

Khus Khus or poppy seeds have a plethora of health benefits. They are known to keep your body cool, are a great source of antioxidants as well as iron, prevent dehydration, reduce redness in the eyes and more. These benefits mixed with the advantages of curd forms the most refreshing combination. For the recipe, instead of actual poppy seeds, a sharbat (syrup) prepared out of it is used.

  ● Recipe

     Ingredients:

➢500 gram hung curd
➢2 glasses chilled milk
➢½ cup khus khus sharbat
➢1 tbsp sugar (optional)

   Recipe:

● Hang your curd in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours.
● Take a big bowl and add the hung curd, milk and khus khus sharbat into it. You can also add sugar if you want your Lassi to be a little sweeter.
● Blend the ingredients properly.
● Let this liquid cool in the refrigerator for half an hour.
● Pour it in glasses and serve.
● You can also garnish this drink by topping it off with dry fruits.

2. Mango Lassi

The fact that mango is a summer essential is not a hidden secret. This soft and tarty fruit is great even when eaten all by itself. Although, fusing it with cold yogurt makes this taste heavenly. Besides, this creamy and filling amalgamation is truly the drink of royals that quenches your thirst like no other.

  ● Recipe

     Ingredients:

➢ 1 cup peeled and chopped mangoes, frozen chopped mangoes or canned mango pulp
➢ 1 cup unflavoured yoghurt
➢ ½ cup chilled milk
➢ Sugar or honey as per taste
➢ ¼ tsp ground cardamom powder (optional)
➢ A dash of saffron and a few pistachios (for garnish)
➢ Ice (optional)

   Recipe:

● Take a big bowl.
● Add mangoes, milk, sugar/honey, cardamom and yogurt to it.
● Blend for about two minutes.
● Chill it in the refrigerator for half an hour or put in crushed ice/ ice cubes.
● Serve it in a glass and top it off with saffron strands as well as pistachios.

Here it is, two easy recipes that let you prepare and enjoy revitalizing Lassi sitting right at home during the hot months.

Nevertheless if you don’t have the energy to take the efforts of making this refreshment from scratch, you don’t need to worry. You can always come and enjoy it at Lala’s Kitchen in Bentleigh and Baronia or get it delivered to your residence by ordering our delicious concoctions online. Book a table with us or call us today.