Tuesday, March 8, 2011

LASSI / CHAAS / BUTTERMILK


A perfect cooler in summer. This flavourful lassi is also good for digestion.

Ingredients:
Curd .............. 1 cup
Water ............ 5-6 cups
Cumin seeds ... 1/4 tsp. ( roasted and crushed)
Black pepper powder .. 1/8 tsp.
Asafoetida ................. a pinch
Ginger juice ........... 1 tbsp. ( grate the ginger and squeeze out the juice)
Coriander leaves ... 1 tbsp. ( crushed)
Mint leaves ........... 4-5 ( crushed)
Salt ................... to taste

Tempering:
Mustard seeds ... 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida ... 1 small pinch
Oil ................... 1 tsp

Method:
1. Blend/churn the lassi with water and add all the ingredients. ( list 1)
2. Heat oil and fry the mustard seeds. When they crackle close the gas and add the asafoetida.
3. Stir it into the lassi.
4. Refrigerate and serve chilled.

20 comments:

  1. Very refreshing n my fav anytime..loved all the flavors n ingredients going in there!


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  2. Hmmmmm my fav. It gives really cooling effect to our body in summer. your version sounds good.

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  3. My fav one.. for this hot summer!!

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  4. just ideal for the summers... my mom had a very interesting variation - we had a lime plant (naranga in malayalam)in our garden. She would put a couple of tender lime leaves into the mixer with the chaaj and it used to taste amazing!

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    1. Wow.. sounds interesting .. I would love to try that Meena

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  5. Any time preferred refreshing drink!

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  6. Slurp, thats an inviting and tempting buttermilk...

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  7. Aaha! cannot wait for summer so that I can have this everyday...LOVELY YUMMY Post dear :)

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