Monday, June 19, 2006

Low-fat Sweet Lassi with a hint of Rose

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Low-fat Sweet Lassi ready to drink

The mercury has again gone up here in Düsseldorf. It wasn't exactly warm last week, but the weekend has been nice and summery. It has been, yesterday as well as today, bright and sunny. Ideal weather for going to a park or generally doing something outdoors. But you know what? Hubby dear has got hay fever! The doctor has told him : Whenever it is nice and sunny with clear skies and gentle breezes, don't go out. Isn't that sad? :(

Well, anyway, since the World Cup is on, sitting at home is not really boring. And if your hands are holding a glass of a cooling drink to sip onto...hmm, not a bad idea is it? :) What we had today to cool our throats after shouting 'Goal Goal' several times is this Lassi. Easy to make, low-fat and very satisfying. Here is how I made it.

Recipe for Sweet Lassi

Makes 3 glasses.

Ingredients:

3 cups chilled, plain low-fat youghurt (I used readymade yoghurt with 0.1% fat content.)
1 cup chilled water
heaped ¼ cup sugar
heaped ½ tsp salt
½ tsp pure rosewater (not essence)
a pinch jeera powder (for a very subtle spicy hint)

ice-cubes (optional; I did not use any)
some more brown/white sugar to coat the glass rims (optional; only for garnishing)

How to decorate the glasses:

1. Spread the sugar meant for garnishing in a saucer. Take the glasses and wipe their rims with a piece/slice of a lemon. Dip the glass rims in the sugar and let them get coated with sugar crystals. Like this.

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Keep the decorated glasses aside.

Method for Lassi:

1. Add all ingredients to the blender attachment of your food processor/mixer.
2. Blend them together until well-mixed and frothy.
3. Pour into the prepared glasses, add the ice-cubes, if using and serve.

A perfect drink for lazy summery afternoons or evenings!
Barbara of Tigers and Strawberries has been very kind and has accepted this post as my entry to her event The Spice is Right III: The Perfumed Garden. Thanks, Barbara.

17 comments:

Neelu said...

Hmm, Very nice idea of decorating the glasses. Rose lassi sounds refreshing too, I will try it. I tried nanditas Paripau usili (I m not sure if speling is correct) It turned out awesome.

Anonymous said...

Perfect drink to beat the summer heat.I liked the idea of decorating the glass.Seems like tequila:)

RP said...

Sounds so delicious. I wish I could grab one.

Puspha said...

Thatz looks super cool. I'm gonna make them. Thanx for the recipe.

Vineela said...

Hi Vaishali,
Hi, i do love to drink like that.I saw in food tv first time decorating glasses.I liked like that and edjes will be sweet while sipping.Yummy isn't it.I can try out your rosylassi.
Vineela

Shankari said...

rose water is awesome cool addition. How did you come you come up with that? I add rose water is kheer sometimes.
I love lassi and will try this for sure today

Vaishali said...

Neelu, it feels nice to hear that you too are trying out fellow bloggers' recipes. Why don't you do a post on the tried out recipes?

Anon, Tequilla? Hmmmmm.... :)

RP, come to Düsseldorf and I'll let you grab one. :)

Pushpa, let me know once you've tried it out.

Vineela, the sweet edges are indeed very nice. Although I have put straws into the glasses, they are only for decoration. The real fun is in drinking straight from the glass.

Shankari, I thought of adding it just like that. On a kinda whim. It is indeed a nice addition. Do try it out.

Anonymous said...

Hi Vaishali,

This is really soothing while shouting 'goal goal'......we had it while watching the knock out match of Germany and Sweden....what a match.....we really needed something to cool our throats.....perfect drink.
BTW i didnt use rosewater but instead gave it a strawberry flavour by adding fresh british strawberries....hmmmm

Vanda

Vaishali said...

Hey Vanda, I am glad that the Lassi cooled you down. Strawberries? Great! British Farm Produce? Well, the less said the better. ;-)

Inji Pennu said...

Now I have got a reason to buy those glasses!:)

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