Thursday, May 15, 2014



Ordinarily we think of lassi - that most refreshing drink made of yogurt - as being either sweet or salty.  We can also add fruits, like mangoes and strawberries when available, to make the lassi more tasty.  Elsewhere in this blog you will find recipes for Aam ka Lassi , and Strawberry Lassi,.

I came across this recipe for an interesting and refreshing drink "Chutney Lassi" in the website of Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor. I was intrigued by the name and the ingredients and made it as soon as I could.

Believe me, it was great! It turned out to be nice and spicy complemented with the flavour of fresh mint. It was a refreshing option for a hot summer's day.

  • Yogurt, 2 and 1/2 cups
  • Fresh Mint Leaves, chopped, 12-15
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves, 1/4 bunch
  • Ginger, chopped, 1/2 " piece
  • Green Chilly, chopped, 1
  • Small Raw Mango, de-seeded and sliced, 1/2
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black Salt, (Kala Namak), to taste
  • Roasted Cumin Powder, (Jeera Powder), 1 tsp
  • Ice Cubes, as required

In a mixer, grind together the mint leaves, coriander leaves, ginger, green chilly, raw mango, salt, black salt,  and roasted cumin powder to a fine paste, adding a little water or yogurt water
To this paste, add the yogurt, 1 cup of water and a few ice cubes
Blend this again and then place in the refrigerator
Serve chilled in tall glasses

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