a perfectly healthy and appetizing thirst quencher in summer hot days using cucumber and mint
What does Lassi mean?
Lassi is an age-old drink, which is full of nutrition because it is made by churning the curd. It contains B-complex vitamins, calcium, potassium, phosphorous and folic acid. Lassi is filled with innumerable beneficial bacteria that help in digestion and kill harmful viruses.
Lassi is much popular drink in the Punjab state of the Indian subcontinent, which is paired with their local dishes. Smooth and creamy, the yogurt-based refreshment (traditionally served in earthen pots called matkas) has miraculous powers that can cool anyone instantly. Probably, for this reason, it is considered to be a great summer cooler in Ayurveda.
And do you know, “Lassi is often touted as the oldest smoothie in the world”
Lassi is that one chilled and refreshing drink that is loved by many people across India in summer hot times. From sweet to salty, there are many variations of lassi one can experiment with endless ingredients – fruits, spices, and herbs. So the end result is a delicious makeover to the classic lassi and it tastes best in almost all the flavor. Here I have come up with Cucumber Mint Lassi.
Some more lassi recipes from this blog :
Cucumber Mint Lassi !!!
Well, if you like savory lassi then this cucumber lassi with mint is perfect to indulge. I always prefer savory to sweet and my all-time favorite from childhood is Mint Lassi. Currently, this cucumber mint lassi is winning the game at my place.
As per the name, this lassi is prepared using cucumber and fresh mint leaves along with dahi (yogurt).
The process is super quick, simple, and easy to make.
Just put everything into a blender jar and blend it to a smooth consistency. It is done !!
I have used two spice powders as Roasted Cumin Powder and Chaat Masala which make the lassi much tastier and appetizing. To make roasted cumin powder, simply dry roast some cumin seeds and make a powder. And for chaat masala, you can check the homemade chaat masala recipe or can use store-bought.
Also me and Sanjeev like this little spicy, so I have added green chili while blending. This step is optional if you don’t want the lassi spicier.
Dietary note :
✔ perfect for festive time (use sendha namak instead of regular salt)
✔ Easy and quick to make
✔ Summer beverage
Serving Suggestion –
This cucumber mint lassi is an amazingly refreshing drink. Just using some handful of pantry ingredients, the healthy and appetizing drink is ready to serve. This is very good for health especially on hot summer days as cucumber and yogurt both helps in cooling the body during summer.
Like the other salted lassi, this can be served with almost all kinds of meals. Even if you are planning for any kitty party in summer, do add this to the menu😉
This lassi is great for digestion, also helps in preventing bloating. This summer, don’t forget to try this easy beverage!
The event-related to this post :
Monday is here again and the Foodie Monday Blog Hop team has decided on the 295th theme as ‘Mint Magic‘ and is suggested by me this time. So this Cucumber Mint Lassi is contributed for the theme.
Let’s go through how to make “Cucumber Mint Lassi“ at home 👇
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Cucumber Mint Lassi
- 1 cup Yogurt (curd)
- 1 cup Cucumber (cube)
- 1-2 no. Green chili
- ⅔ cup Mint leaf (tightly packed)
- 1 tsp Roasted cumin powder
- ½ tsp Chaat masala
- Water (optional) as needed
- Salt as needed
- In a blender jar, take all the ingredients except water and blend until smooth consistency.
- Adjust the consistency of the lassi by adding less / more water (totally depends upon individual choice). This step is optional too.
- Pour into serving glass, sprinkle few chaat masala and serve !
- We like this lassi a bit spicier, else the green chili can be omitted.
- Adjust the consistency of the lassi as desired (by adding less / more water).
- Ginger can be added to this lassi. I have not added.
- If greek yogurt is used, then adding water is not optional. Add to get the correct consistency.
- It tastes good at room temperature and also in chilled.