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Sept. 18, 2006

Beat the heat with lassi

by Pia Nargundkar, Online Editor-in-Chief
While the summer heat has almost faded, the weather has recently been throwing us some scorchers. And what better to enjoy in this hot weather than a refreshing, ice-cold glass of lassi. This traditional drink of India is easy to make and much healthier than any fast-food milkshake or sundae.
Keep it cool with this fantastic and fruity smoothie-milkshake fusion
Keep it cool with this fantastic and fruity smoothie-milkshake fusion

Preparation Time: Less than 10 minutes Serves: 4 people

Kitchenware:

- Mixing bowl
- Whisk
- Measuring cup
- Teaspoon/Tablespoon

Ingredients:

- 1 1/4 cup of natural low fat yogurt
- 1 1/4 cup of water
- 4 teaspoons of sugar
- 2 tablespoons of puréed fruit (optional, mango is recommended)
- 1 tablespoon of crushed pistachio nuts (optional)

Preparation:

1. Place the yogurt in a mixing bowl and whisk until frothy

2. Pour in the water and puréed fruit (if desired)

3. Add in the sugar, one teaspoon at a time, whisking in between

4. Continue to whisk for 2 minutes

5. Sample and add more sugar if desired

6. Pour lassi into serving glasses and serve chilled (add ice cubes if necessary)

7. Sprinkle pistachio nuts on top to garnish (if desired)

Enjoy!



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  • Keisha on September 18, 2006 at 7:39 PM
    Pia is a chef! Who would have guessed? =)
  • Push you out (View Email) on September 18, 2006 at 9:01 PM
    Mango Lassi is a personal favorite of mine. I make sure to order it whenever i eat at an Indian restaurant. Mad props for the recipe, Im loving the cultural food dishes.

    keep it up, SCO.
  • someone on September 18, 2006 at 9:10 PM
    yay pia, i love how there are so many indian food articles
  • pragun on September 18, 2006 at 10:03 PM
    i agree, mango should be recommended :-)
  • :: on September 27, 2006 at 12:09 PM
    i. love. lassi.
    nice job pia! its a simple drink to make, but its really good!
  • R1 on October 3, 2006 at 5:19 PM
    yeah mango lassi do be rockin. that is one of my favorite drinks!
  • Dawood Hossen (View Email) on March 28, 2007 at 3:00 PM
    I would appreciate if you would kindly explain how to prepare pure natural lassi.
    What is the quantity of milk powder, quantity of water, how to boil and what to mix with.

    Your kind and earliest reply by return email will be most welcome.

    Regards
    Dawood Hossen
    50 Volcy Pougnat Street
    Port louis, MAURITIUS.
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