Kesar Badam Lassi | Saffron-Almond Yogurt Drink (sugar free)

Summer and cold beverages are co-related. Even pre-monsoon period is also bit hectic and most of us need some refreshing drink. Sweltering time and a tall glass of lassi always go hand-in-hand. Isn’t it ? Well Lassi, the traditional Indian beverage is one of such kind of drink which is much popular in all parts of Indian subcontinent. Basically the main ingredients in the lassi is the yogurt / curd / dahi.  To get traditional touch, lassi is served in earthen pots called matkas. Few days ago I had shared a different flavor of lassi as Bael Lassi.

Today’s post is similar kind of beverage but prepared using almonds / badam as Kesar Badam Lassi or Saffron-Almond Yogurt Drink. This lassi is much smooth and creamy with tiny chunks of almonds. For the sweetness here I used honey instead of sugar. The thickness of the lassi can be adjusted by adding less or more milk. Even some ice cubes can be added by omitting milk here. Do try this completely gluten free and sugar free kesar badam lassi to get refreshed. Do check also some other beverages from my blog.

Recipe Card for ‘Kesar Badam Lassi | Saffron-Almond Yogurt Drink (sugar free)’ :

beverage, Lassi, Indian Summer drink, Yogurt, dahi,Gluten free, Honey, Almond, Saffron,

beverage, Lassi, Indian Summer drink, Gluten free


Author: sasmita

Kesar Badam Lassi / Saffron-Almond Yogurt Drink (sugar free)

a perfect go hand-in-hand Indian yogurt beverage to beat the sweltering summer using almond and saffron

prep time: 10 Mcook time: total time: 10 M


  • Yogurt (curd) 1 cup
  • Milk 1/4 cup
  • Almond (badam) (roughly chopped) 6-7 no.
  • Saffron 8-9 strand
  • Honey 1 tbsp
  • Cardamom 1 no.
  • Rose essence 2 drop


How to cook Kesar Badam Lassi / Saffron-Almond Yogurt Drink (sugar free)

  1. In a small bowl, soak the saffron strands in 1 tbsp of milk.
  2. Next in a blender jar take curd, milk, roughly chopped almonds, honey.
  3. Blend to make a smooth puree.
  4. Then add saffron milk along with freshly powdered cardamom and rose essence.
  5. Again blend and pour into serving glasses.
  6. Sprinkle some finely chopped almonds, saffron strands and serve chilled !


Rose essence is optional. But this gives a nice aromatic flavor to the kesar badam lassi.

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This Kesar Badam Lassi is contributed for ‘Summer Drink‘ theme of Food For Feast group. Also read some awesome summer drink recipes shared by my co-blogger friends : Watermelon Juice, Lemonade with basil seeds.

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  1. jayashree

    Kesar badam lassi looks so yummy and definitely a refreshing drink. Liked the addition of honey to it.

  2. Geetha

    This lassi sounds so rich and royal. Sugarfree is an added advantage to enjoy this drink….

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