Monday, July 9, 2012

Mathura Special Sweet Lassi...........

Lassi, plain smoothie or cool drink?

You can call it anything! Indeed sweet lassi can be referred as smoothie or cool drink...It is generally served chilled and therefore is a wonderful hot weather coolant drink.

Traditionally Lassi is a yogurt based drink very popular in the Northern & North Western parts of the Indian Subcontinent especially in Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh..I got this lovely recipe from my friend swati.She had made this for a potluck party and all of us simply loved it!...For the first time I got to know from her that Lassi is one of the major drink of Mathura... Mathura is a religious city from the ancient time period.This Mathura Special Lassi reffered as bridge lassi is a sweet and chilled liquid recipe...prepared from the large quantity of curd and sugar. Dry fruits are added for the best taste.. For good fragrance cardamom and rose essence is added and this makes it unique...

Lassi can be prepared in many different ways...It is made by blending yogurt with water and Indian spices.Traditional lassi (also known as salted lassi, or, simply lassi) is a savory drink sometimes flavored with ground roasted cumin while sweet lassi on the other hand is blended with sugar or fruits instead of spices.In Dharmic religions, yogurt sweetened with honey is used while performing religious rituals. Less common is lassi served with milk and topped with a thin layer of clotted cream.

Sweet lassi is a form of lassi flavored with sugar, rosewater and/or lemon, strawberry or other fruit juices. Saffron lassis, which are particularly rich, are a specialty of Sindh in Pakistan and Jodhpur and Rajasthan in India. Makkhaniya lassi is simply lassi with lumps of butter in it ...hmm isnt it sounds yummy!... It is usually creamy like a milkshake.

Lassis are enjoyed chilled as a hot-weather refreshment, mostly taken with lunch. This drink really helps to cool down when the summer sun is beating hard against the dusty streets.Lassi is a part of daily diet of many people.It is served as a part of all meals. Most people end their meal with a glass of Lassi. It can be taken at any time of the day but is mostly served in the afternoons and evenings.With a little turmeric powder mixed in, it is also used as a folk remedy for gastroenteritis...

This one is very filling and so tasty that you won’t stop at one glass. Here’s how to make this lassi.



2 cup curd (Plain Yogurt)
1/2 cup sugar (or according to your taste)
1 cup water
2 big spoons of rose syrup or rose essence (I used ruafsa syrup)
few crushed ice cubes

For garnishing:

Sprinkle cardamom powder on it
Ice cubes
Chopped pistachio and almonds


1.In a blender or grinder add sugar, curd , water, rose syrup or rose essence and ice cubes. Blend it well.
2.Now pour it in glass and sprinkle pinch of cardamom powder on it.
3.Garnish with few ice cubes and chopped pistachios and almond pieces.
4.Serve chilled.Iam sure your guests will be delighted on having it.

Note: You can add more or less yogurt or water for a thicker or thinner beverage as per your need and taste.

submiting this recipe for the following events.

a) Serve it-Blended an amazing event @ kirthi's kitchen and oh taste and see....

b) Bon Vivant #6 - Sunny Refreshing Drinks @ Sumee's Culinary Bites


  1. Super refreshing drink,definitely a thirsty quencher.

  2. This has a lot of memories.... summer cool!!

  3. A lassi yogurt drink helps to build good bacteria and support our immune system.. see its grt na ! well done supriya...


  4. ummm... summer coolant.. nice one.. Thnx for linking up