Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
Lassi are drinks made with thinned yogurt. They may be salty or sweet and flavored with fruit or with spices and herbs. This on would be called a "namkeen" or "salty" lassi and is a digestive. It may be served before or during a meal. From Madhur Jaffrey,
- 1⁄2 cup plain yogurt
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cumin, roasted
- 8 -10 ice cubes
- Put yogurt in a bowl. Beat lightly with a whisk until light and creamy.
- Hold the ginger over the yogurt and squeeze out all of its liquid.
- Discard the ginger pulp in your hands.
- Add the salt and cumin seeds to the yogurt and mix well.
- Slowly pour in about 1/2 cup of water, mixing as you go.
- Add ice and mix again.
- Taste for balance of flavor.
- Pour into serving glass.
This was a nice accompaniment to our Indian meal. It was also very easy to put together. I grated the ginger into a little strainer over the yogurt and pressed the solids through the mesh; it was a lot easier to "juice" ginger than I expected it to be. I actually added about twice as much ginger as was called for. Thanks for the tasty drink!