How To Make Lassi: 4 Fool-Proof Tips To Make The OG Summer Cooler

Summer comes up with a bitter-sweet feeling- the tanning, the sweat and the unbearable heat are an absolutely awful affair. If you ask me, I would definitely term summer to be one of the dreadful seasons. However, if there is anything that appeals to my foodie's heart is the assortment of summer produce. From the decadent fresh mangoes to the variety of cooling drinks, summer is surely a decadent affair. Undoubtedly, these refreshing foods are enough to rejuvenate your mind and body on a tiring day.

Out of all the refreshing summer coolers, lassi has been one of our favourites. The yogurt-based drink is thick, frothy and delicious and is enough to satiate your palate, soul and body during winters. Not only does a glass of lassi quenches your thirst but leaves you feeling refreshed and filled for hours. The drink has been a quintessential summer drink in Indian cuisine for ages. The drink can be sweet or savoury based on one’s preferences. The drink is believed to have originated in Punjab and is a staple in the state. Are you planning to make lassi anytime soon? Here are some tips and tricks to help you nail making the drink.

1. Make sure you use fresh yogurt to make lassi. The quality and quantity of yogurt make a huge difference in the taste and texture of the drink. If you want a slurpy drink (of thin consistency), decrease the quantity of yogurt and vice versa.

2. If you are planning to make savoury lassi, you are free to experiment with herbs and spices. For instance, you can use mint paste and black pepper powder or chaat masala to spruce it up.

3. Sweet lassi is best enjoyed with flavourings. You can add syrups and essences to pack in flavour and aroma. You can also top it with clotted cream and some chopped dry fruits and nuts for better taste.

4. Lassi is best enjoyed when it's chilled. Use chilled yogurt and water to make lassi for better taste and to make it more refreshing.

Do try making lassi by following these tips. Let us know how it turns out.