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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Cardamom Lassi (Indian yogurt drink)

The Lassi is a very popular refreshment in India, quite similar to the Turkish Ayran. Originally salty, it later became mildly sweet and variously flavored, from lemon or mango to rosewater. The cardamom version is spicier - kind of sweet and sour tasting - and our favorite.
You'll enjoy the watery freshness and lightness of this drink, the delicate foamy sweetness that makes it a fat-free version of the western milkshake. Ready in no time, can be done by hand, but for best foamy results use a blender. 
The Indians used it as a folk remedy for stomach problems, as a summertime overheat refreshment and as a sleep-inducing bedtime drink. Also, it's delicious. Enjoy :)

Ingredients (for 2 large glasses):
  • 400 ml yogurt
  • 5-6 teaspoons sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom

Put everything in your blender or mixing bowl:

Mix everything for a few seconds on high speed or mix by hand until even and foamy. Serve chilled. Dig in! :)

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