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Lassi recipes please

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marlie202 Jan 14, 2007 12:57 PM

I make a plain lassi with a hint of rose water--ice, yogurt, rose water and honey and blend--anyone have other recipes, please..thanks

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    sweetTooth Jan 14, 2007 11:31 PM

    Marlie202, your sweet/plain lassi is right on. Salt lassi that my mom makes includes chilled yogurt, ice, salt, small pinch sugar and a large pinch of ground toasted cumin(toast a teaspoon or two of cumin in a hot skillet stirring often until aromatic and crisp. Let cool for 5 minutes and then crush with a rolling pin into a coarse powder.)
    There is a thinner yogurt/buttermilk drink native to western India that is just as refreshing as lassi. It is called "mattha" - I paraphrased a recipe here:
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/353018
    It is similar to AnnaEA's version above, except for the addition of ginger and sugar or honey.

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      AnnaEA Jan 14, 2007 02:27 PM

      I make a mango lassi sometimes - plain yogurt mixed 50/50 with a can of thick mango nectar - the nectar is almost but not quite a puree. Thinned with a little water if needed.

      I also make (for myself, and my Uncle Lakhi - no one else likes it!) a salt lassi -- yogurt thinned with skim milk or water, very lightly salted, and with a little bit of cilantro or fresh green chili stirred in.

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