Nothing can be as inviting as a cool and rich smoothie or ice creams these days... The mercury is rising... sun s shining like never before... the school were ordered to close at-least a week before.. and we ladies started burning in the kitchen.The temperature here in UAE hits 51+degrees now. Talking about the weather in UAE, it is warm and sunny in winter and hot and humid during the summer months. I used to have a bowl of grapes or freshly cut watermelon on ma kitchen table to grab in between cooking lunch and drinks huge glass of juices, smoothies or lassi after ma work there. This is the one way I find to stay cool.
Lassi ,as you all know is a traditional Punjabi yoghurt-based drink, usually sweetened with fruits or drunk plain as it is.You can have it spicy too by adding Jeera (cumin powder) and salt to your lassi instead of fruits or sugar.
Recipe courtesy: Manju Malhi
- 100ml/3½fl oz Fresh cream
- 200ml/7fl oz full fat milk
- 400ml/14fl oz natural unsweetened yoghurt
- 400ml/14fl oz mango pulp /Mango pieces (preferably Alphonso)
- 4 tsp sugar or more
- Pistachios, roasted (optional)
- Crushed ice
Blend all the ingredients except pistachios and ice together.
Crush the ice and put it in your serving glass. Pour the lassi over it .
If you have unroasted pistachios, roast it first and then crush it to serve on top.
Sending this to Prachi's Beverages Event