Lassi or Butter Milk or Yogurt drink- Healthy alternative to Sodas


Lassi is a traditional Indian beverage, originally from Punjab, made by blending yogurt with water, salt, and spices.Lassi was once the preserve of India’s Maharajas. It is mentioned in ancient Indian texts and was widely used in Hindu rituals. In old times, people would have lassi because they wouldn’t get hungry quickly afterward; and they could wait until lunch to eat again. Tart and refreshing, lassi serves to cleanse the palate alongside spicier foods. It aids digestion and is a healthy addition to any balanced diet. Lassi is 100 per cent natural and is free from artificial colourings, preservatives and flavourings. Besides offering health benefits, lassi is also indulgent and can be enjoyed with or between meals.There are many types of lassi that are now available such as

Salt Lassi (Traditional)
Sweet Lassi
Mango Lassi

Salt Lassi
1 cup Yogurt
1/2 cup chilled water
Salt to taste
Black Pepper
1/2 tbsp gounded cumin seeds
finely chopped Fresh cilantro (coriander) or mint leaves if avaialble

Buttermilk , Sweet /Salty/Mango Lassi

Pour the yoghurt and water into a blender and blend for one minute. Add in cumin, salt and pepper and blend together. If you require consistency to be thick or thin you can add more yogurt(thick) or water(thin).If you like it more chill add crushed ice.

Sweet Lassi
Same procedure as above .Instead of adding salt , pepper and cumin add sugar as per your taste and you are ready to go.

Mango Lassi
Mango Lassi
Same as sweet Lassi and also add mango pulp into the blender and blend it.

Same procedure as described above for mango lassi you can prepare banana, strawberry etc Lassi

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6 thoughts on “Lassi or Butter Milk or Yogurt drink- Healthy alternative to Sodas

  1. Ooooh this sounds yummy! I’m going to “pin” it to my Pinterest board so I can remember it…I love making smoothies for breakfast and I’ve only had lassi in a restaurant. Thanks for sharing the recipe – I’m interested in trying the salt lassi because I always only have mango lassi.

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