savoury + pineapple lassi shooters = refreshing and healthy

savoury + pineapple lassi shooters = refreshing and healthy

Lassi drinks pineapple lassi and savoury lassi

As you know I like things hot + spicy, so a lassi is a must in my house – especially when I make a lovely curry.  A Lassi is a very popular yogurt based drink that originated in the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan and are often served in genuine Indian restaurants as they are the perfect drink to have when eating spicy dishes. It’s a type of a yogurt milkshake / smoothie because you just blend the ingredients together. The yogurt in the lassi neutralises the heat generated by the spices and offers some cooling and respite from the spicy ingredients.

I have made two versions of a lassi (sweet and savoury) but this is something that you can play with – you can use any fruit  … mango, banana, lychee, strawberry or  use other spices – experiment a bit and see what flavour combinations work for you.  It will be something both novel and unique at your next Indian soiree.

And remember … if you use fresh fruit Lassi’s are 100% natural and are free from artificial colourings, preservatives and flavourings. I also use fat free yogurt for a very healthy option.

Facts I did not know about lassi:

1. It is consumed by over one billion Asians throughout the world.

2.  In Punjab a lassi is sometimes topped with a thin layer of malai – a type clotted cream.

3.  With a little turmeric powder mixed in, it is also used as a folk remedy for gastroenteritis.

4.  In old times, people would have lassi because they wouldn’t get hungry quickly afterwards and they could wait until lunch to eat again.

5.   A sweet lassi is a more recent invention, and has become immensely popular. Rose water is a common ingredient for sweet lassi and adds a sweet, perfumed aroma.

Sources:  hassam.hubpages + wikipedia

 

savoury lassi shooter
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup of plain fat free yogurt
  • 2t Chopped coriander
  • ½t Dry mint
  • ¼ t Chillie powder
  • Pinch of coriander and cumin powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • To serve
  • 20 g Crushed pistachio nuts for serving
Instructions
  1. Put all the ingredients except the pistachio nuts together and blitz in a blender
  2. Pour into liqueur glasses.
  3. Sprinkle with pistachios.

pineapple lassi shooter
 
Prep time
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Author:
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup of plain fat free yogurt
  • 115g Rhodes Pineapple Crush
  • ½ t Chillie powder
  • ¼ t Dry mint
  • Pinch of coriander and cumin powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • To serve
  • 20g Crushed pineapple for serving
Instructions
  1. Put all the ingredients together and blitz in a blender.
  2. Pour in liqueur glasses.
  3. Sprinkle with crushed pineapple and serve.

 

 

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