Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Kesar Lassi

Lassi works wonders on a hot summer day. As a yogurt drink it is also very filling. I made this lassi on an unusually hot winter day. I don't make lassi often as my daughter does not like it at all. My husband prefers his cup of tea. I am not fond of tea or coffee so I am always looking for alternatives. Though single serving blender cups make it easy to make drinks for just one person I usually do not go out of the way to make something just for me.

I am trying all different types of lassi. That will give me a chance to make lassi more often. I loved this kesar lassi because of the mellow yellow color and fragrance from the saffron. Unlike a mango lassi this one is for the yogurt lover. All other flavors are subtle. I got this recipe from a magazine cut out my mother had saved for me years ago.

I garnished it with crushed pistachios.

You will need
5-6 strands saffron
3 tbsp. warm milk
3/4 cup yogurt
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp. sugar
4-6 cubes ice

Crushed pistachios to garnish

Soak the saffron strands in warm milk and keep aside for 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile mix the other ingredients together except the ice cubes. Put the ice cubes in a blender. Pour in the blended yogurt mixture and the soaking saffron with the milk. Blend until smooth. Pour in a serving glass and garnish with crushed pistachios.


This is my entry for week four, day one of BM #50 for the theme Bookmarked recipes. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#50.


  1. Love the subtle flavour of saffron in the Lassi. Sure it would be heavenly.

  2. creamy, yummy and delicious!!! lovely clicks..

  3. Little cup of joy.. love all the ingredients and perfect for summer

  4. Kesar lassi looks yummy.Great relief from hot summers..

  5. Tell you mothers are a boon. Loved the mellow yellow , looks very tempting. The click is very catchy too.

  6. Wat an refreshing and highly irresistible lassi..

  7. Such beautiful colour to the lassi, for my part, I love all versions of lassi!

  8. Beautiful color and it definitely must have tasted yum!!

  9. Lovely color and I love all kinds of lassis. This one is not an exception :)

  10. Send this cool Lassi to me because it's scorching hot here.

  11. Beautiful color and would love to sip it .Summer has begun and I am looking for new ideas to chill out with :)

  12. Love the color saffron lends to lassi. Looks so appetizing.


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