Lassi originated in the Punjab region of India some 3,000 years ago. This cooling yogurt drink endures as a spring and summer staple - a familiar sound in the warm streets of Delhi is the rhythmic juggling of liquid and ice from one lota (spherical vessel) to another!
makes 2 cups
Whisk the yogurt with water and spices until smooth. Serve over ice!
*This recipe works best with homemade yogurt. And it’s far simpler than it seems!
ideas / variations
- Reduce the salt and add one cup of mango puree to make mango lassi.
- Add chopped cilantro or mint to the lassi for added flavor.