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.


Enjoy!

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.

13 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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  6. Wat an refreshing and highly irresistible lassi..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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