The luscious lassi…


Lassi at the Cha Bar, Bangalore…

One of my favourite drinks when travelling in India is the luscious lassi. There are three main types of lassi. The sweet lassi, salty lassi and fruit lassi (mango, banana etc…)

Not only are they delicious but good for you too. The yoghurt/curd used in the lassi helps to keep your tummy happy which is an extra bonus for those travelling in India. A lassi a day keeps the tummy bugs at bay!

I make lassis at home too. Here is my simple recipe for you to follow:

Sweet Lassi

  • 1.5 cups yoghurt/curd
  • 6-8 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup water or cold milk
  • 1 tsp rose-water (optional)
  • ice cubes when serving the lassi
  1. Place the yoghurt/curd, water/milk, sugar and rose-water in a blender.
  2. Blend till the lassi is smooth.
  3. Add ice cubes
  4. Serve and enjoy

If you would like a fruit lassi just add your desired fruit into the blender too.

When travelling in India you will find lassis on nearly all menus. Our family have road tested many lassis on our trips and although they vary widely they are all individually delicious.

Some great lassis can be enjoyed at:

The Cha Bar, Leela Galleria, Bangalore

Emgees Veggie Restaurant, MG Road, Bangalore

The Darling Restaurant, Vellore

Kashi Art Cafe, Fort Cochin

The Bangala Restaurant, Karaikudi