Pudina Lassi, Mint Lassi, Indian Yogurt Mint Drink

Pudina Lassi, Mint Lassi, Indian Yogurt Mint Drink

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Think mint, and cool is the first word that comes to mind! Indeed, mint is best known for its cooling effect, and is an ideal ingredient to include in summer drinks.

Here we give a minty twist to the classic Punjabi lassi. Cool and creamy, this refreshing drink gets even more zesty with the addition of mint.

The combination of mint and black salt not only gives the drink a unique taste, but also boosts it health benefits – by improving digestion and inducing a cooling effect.

A perfectly sweet summer drink, the Pudina Lassi or Mint Lassi is best served chilled.

Try other drinks using curd like Black Grapes and Curd Smoothie, Ayran, Turkish Yoghurt Drink or Piyush.

See detailed step by step photos of Pudina Lassi recipe below.

Pudina Lassi, Mint Lassi, Indian Yogurt Mint Drink recipe - How to make Pudina Lassi, Mint Lassi, Indian Yogurt Mint Drink

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 glasses
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Ingredients


For The Pudina Lassi
1 1/2 cups chilled thick curds (dahi)
1/2 cup chopped mint leaves (phudina)
1/2 tsp black salt (sanchal)
4 tbsp sugar
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder

For The Garnish
a few mint leaves (phudina)

Method
For the pudina lassi

    For the pudina lassi
  1. To make pudina lassi, combine the mint leaves, black salt, sugar and cumin seeds powder in a blender and blend till you get a semi-smooth paste.
  2. In a large bowl add the curd and whisk till smooth.
  3. Add the prepared paste to the whisked curd and whisk till smooth.
  4. Serve the pudina lassi immediately in small individual glasses garnished with mint leaves.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. To make a salty version of pudina lassi, just omit the sugar and add salt to taste instead.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy154 cal
Protein3.4 g
Carbohydrates19.9 g
Fiber0.2 g
Fat4.9 g
Cholesterol12 mg
Sodium14.2 mg
Pudina Lassi, Mint Lassi, Indian Yogurt Mint Drink recipe with step by step photos

Method for the Pudina Lassi

  1. For the pudina lassi, add the mint leaves to a small blender jar. These mint leaves are cleaned, washed and roughly chopped so that they are easily blended.
  2. To this, add the black salt. This will give an unusual, pleasant taste to the Pudina Lassi.
  3. Now add the sugar to the blender. This quantity of sugar is perfect for a sweet lassi but if you like your lassi very sweet, you can add more sugar. You can also try other sweet lassis like Mango lassi and Kesar Pista Lassi

  4. Finally add the jeera powder. Even though it seems like we're adding savory elements to a sweet lassi but that is what makes this sweet mint lassi unique from other recipes.
  5. Shut the lid of the blender and blend this into a semi-smooth paste. This will be a thick paste as it has sugar. Keep aside.
  6. Take thick curd in a deep bowl. If the curd is not thick, the lassi will be very watery. Use chilled curd for a cold lassi or if you are using room temperature cur then refrigerate till serving.
  7. Whisk the curd till it is smooth.
  8. Now add the prepared paste to this. It will not only give a pleasant green flavor but also give a great minty sweet flavor.
  9. Whisk again till the paste is properly incorporated into the curd.
  10. To give an authentic feel, pour the lassi in clay glasses.
  11. Garnish with a few springs of mint.
  12. Serve with an authentic Punjabi meal with Pindi Chole and Bhature.

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