Punjabi Sweet Lassi is a traditional drink from Punjab, India. This yummy drink is made with creamy yogurt and a little bit of sweetness. It’s like a special treat that makes you feel happy and refreshed. So take a sip and enjoy the flavors of Punjab in every delicious drop!
If you are a Punjabi, then this is not new for you. Punjab is known for its “Makke ki Roti”, “Sarson da Saag” and “Punjabi Sweet Lassi”. And if you have had this meal, then you would agree that nothing compares to it. This is something that I have desperately missed since I moved from Delhi.
Lassi has no seasons. It tastes simply amazing in Summer but, whenever I make parathas I ensure that I make Lassi. I remember one of my trips to Chandigarhj3 when I was staying in Delhi. On the way, there was a place called “Murthal” where you would get Yummy Parathas served with white butter and a Big glass full of Lassi.
That was one trip that I would never forget. If you are not an Indian and you ever get a chance to visit Delhi, then I would recommend that you surely visit Chandigarh. It is known for its “Rock Garden” and “Rose Garden”.
But I have heard that “Murthal” is no longer the place it used to be. So you might want to ensure you have gathered enough information before you decide to stop over there.
So let us get onto our recipe for today – Punjabi Lassi.
About Punjabi Sweet Lassi:
Indulge your taste buds with the authentic Punjabi sweet lassi, a beloved beverage from the Punjab region of India. This rich and creamy yogurt-based drink is relished by people of all ages for its refreshing flavor and irresistible taste.
The recipe involves blending thick yogurt with water, sugar, and traditional flavors such as cardamom or rose water to create a smooth and mellow drink that offers just the right amount of tanginess.
Served chilled with a sprinkle of ground pistachios or almonds as a garnish, Punjabi sweet lassi is not only perfect for quenching thirst on hot days but also pairs exquisitely with spicy Punjabi cuisine. So take a sip and savor the goodness!
Why You Should Make This Recipe?
Freshness and quality: When it comes to making lassi freshness and quality are essential. By preparing this delicious drink at home, you have complete control over the ingredients that go into it.
The result is a scrumptious beverage that not only tastes great but is also healthier for you, free from any preservatives or additives found in store-bought varieties. So why settle for mediocre when you can craft a superior product yourself with just a little effort?
Customization: One of the great things about making lassi at home is that you can customize it to your liking. You have complete control over the sweetness, thickness, and flavor, allowing you to create a drink that suits your taste buds perfectly.
Whether you prefer a sweeter lassi or want to try out unique flavors like mango or strawberry, the possibilities are infinite. With this level of customization available in your own kitchen, there’s no need to settle for generic store-bought options anymore!
Nutritious: Lassi is a refreshing and delectable drink that’s not just pleasing to the taste buds but also beneficial for overall well-being. It contains probiotics, which are essential for healthy digestion and gut health.
When you prepare lassi at home, you have the freedom to use healthier ingredients such as low-fat yogurt or natural sweeteners like honey or fruit instead of processed sugar.
This enables you to maximize the nutritional value of your lassi while maintaining its delicious taste. So go ahead, and make this nutritious beverage knowing that it’s not only satisfying your cravings but also doing good things for your body!
Authenticity: If you’re a fan of lassi and want to experience its true, authentic flavor, making it at home is the way to go. By following traditional recipes and techniques, you can recreate this beloved beverage in all its glory.
The taste of Punjabi lassi – with its unique blend of ingredients – is simply unmatched, and by making it yourself at home, you’ll be able to savor every last drop as if transported directly to the bustling streets of Punjab itself.
Enjoyment and satisfaction: Creating a lassi at home is not only a flavorful and refreshing beverage, but it can also be an enjoyable and satisfying experience.
The process of blending together the ingredients and preparing the drink allows for creativity in mixing flavors that suits your preferences. It’s rewarding to know you made something with your own hands, which you can take pride in serving yourself or others.
The end result will leave you feeling refreshed as well as accomplished knowing what goes into making this delicious Indian yogurt-based drink!
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Basic Ingredients Used to Make this Recipe:
Curd: Curd is the key ingredient in this recipe. Curd provides essential probiotics, which promote gut health and aid digestion. Curd gives the lassi its creamy and tangy base, providing a refreshing and cooling element. For a healthier version, you can use low-fat or Greek yogurt instead of regular yogurt. These options have a lower fat content while still maintaining a creamy texture.
Sugar: Sugar adds sweetness to the lassi, enhancing its flavor and making it more enjoyable. Instead of using refined sugar, you can try natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or stevia. These alternatives provide sweetness with additional health benefits.
Cardamom Powder: I love adding cardamom powder to flavor my lassi, but you can add rose water if you want.
Nuts: You can add nuts of your choice.
- 2 cups Curd cold and fresh curd
- 4-5 tbsp Sugar or add as needed
- 1 tsp Cardamom powder or 1 tbsp rose water
- 2 tbsp Chopped nuts cashew, almonds, pistachios,or you can even use raisins
- 6-8 Ice cubes optional, as needed
- In a bowl, add fresh chilled curd and sugar.
- Now, with a handheld wooden churner (called mathani in Hindi) or an immersion blender or a wired whisk, whip the curd until it becomes smooth.
- Now add cardamom powder to it. Mix well. (You can add 1 tbsp of rose water instead of cardamom powder, if you want.
- Pour lassi in a glass and top it with some thick malai, nuts and raisins and serve chilled. You can add few icecubes if you want to. You can even top it up with few saffron strands.
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