Mint Ginger Lassi

Mint Ginger Lassi, savory, cool, and refreshing mint lassi with notes of aromatic ginger and cilantro. A perfect summer cooler.

Mint Ginger Lassi

Most of you have probably had some kind of Lassi before, but did you know that Lassi is an age old yogurt drink, with its origins from Punjab? It was traditionally a post meal drink to help quench thirst and aid in digestion! 

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It’s usually prepared by blending yogurt with water, salt and spices until frothy and has a number of benefits such as aiding in digestion, providing calcium, vitamin D and helping with dehydration. It’s relished in hot summers because of it’s cooling properties from yogurt. 

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There are two categories of lassis, one is salted (namkeen) and another one is sweet (meethi). Traditional salted lassi is a savory drink, often served alongside meals, and made at home by simply whisking salt in yogurt and water. You can customize your namkeen lassi blends with different herbs and spices. The sweet/meethi ones are often blended with fruits or syrups, the most popular being the Mango Lassi. I don’t mind sweet or salty lassi where as my husband prefers salty ones. One of our favorite lassis is my Beet Mint lassi. 

Mint Ginger Lassi

This Mint Ginger lassi hits all the right notes especially in the hot summer heat. The addition of fresh ginger gives it the perfect zing. Lassi is one of those classic drinks that serves as a perfect refreshment for people of all ages. 

You can easily make lassi using a hand whisk or but love using a blender to make to make a nice and frothy lassi.

Mint Ginger Lassi

TIPS TO MAKE A PERFECT LASSI:

  • Use whole milk yogurt, this helps in the drinks creaminess. 
  • Incorporate ice, this helps keep the lassi nice and chilled while blending and serving. 
  • The combination of whole yogurt and ice is key for a frothy lassi as the fats in the dairy blended with the ice helps create a good froth.
  • Use fresh ingredients when possible. While dried mint and cilantro will work, I highly suggest using fresh ingredients for an amplified flavor.

Mint Ginger Lassi

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Cool and refreshing mint lassi with notes of aromatic ginger and cilantro. A perfect summer cooler.
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3 cup whole milk yogurt
  • 12-14 mint leaves; stems removed
  • 1 inch ginger: grated or chopped
  • 2 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 cup cold water
  • ½ teaspoon salt: adjust to taste
  • 1 green chili (omit if you prefer)
Method
  1. Blend all the ingredients together until smooth, creamy and frothy. You should be left with no ice chunks.
  2. Taste and adjust salt if needed.
  3. Pour into large glasses. Garnish with fresh or dried mint.
  4. Serve immediately.
Notes
Lassi can be kept in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Lightly shake before serving.

Use whole milk yogurt, this helps in the drinks creaminess and the fats in the dairy blended with the ice helps create a good froth.

Use a few cubes of ice, this helps keep the lassi nice and chilled while blending and serving.

Use fresh ingredients when possible. While dried mint and cilantro will work, I highly suggest using fresh ingredients for an amplified flavor.

Enjoy,

How to Make Mint Ginger Lassi

2 thoughts on “Mint Ginger Lassi

  1. Never thought of adding cilantro in lassi….but will do now…wait all the time to read your spin on Indian foods….

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