After all the gloriously heavy meat meals in Pakistan, you will love the cool and refreshing tradition of enjoying lassi after breakfast, lunch, or really any time possible.
Lassi is simply the name of the beverage, so many of the variations in English will simply be written as ‘salt lassi,’ or ‘sweet lassi,’ or a fruit variation with mango.
The style most Pakistani lassi makers use involves making the drink from scratch. Very cool to watch each cup of milk transform, versions including cream or even butter even allow you to even watch the chef churn it all by hand.
Some can be extremely simple, made with nothing but yoghurt, some sugar, and ice water include layer upon layer of ingenious flavor and texture combinations.
Traditional lassi is a savory drink that is made with yogurt, spices, water and sugar. It is called sweet lassi. Salted lassi, on the other hand, is made with yogurt, water, spices and salt.
Some of the variations for fun include Mango Lassi made with yogurt, mango pulp or fresh mango and water, this variety of lassi is delicious. It is served with nuts on top. Likewise in Mint Lassi, mint leaves, cumin seeds, yogurt, water and salt are blended till the mixture becomes frothy. It is served chilled and garnished with chopped mint. The latest addition is Chocolate Lassi, made with chocolate syrup, yogurt and water.
There are some interesting facts related to the health benefits of consuming lassi. It helps in digestion, rich in protein and reduces cholesterol levels in the blood.
Delicious and nutritious lassi can be prepared easily at home in different flavors