This is exactly what our souls have been longing for.
We all know what lassis are; many of us grew up drinking meethi and namkeen lassis made by our mothers during the summers. And we can all agree that we enjoyed them. It refreshed us quickly, and was a welcome break from the sweltering heat.
This Gujarati komal drink is a form of buttermilk that is best consumed throughout the summer. The word komal means soft and that's exactly how it tastes. Let us study a little about Gujarat before we go to the drink.
Gujarat is a western Indian state that is noted for its temples and historical sites. Apart from that, Gujarati delicacies such as dhokla, fafda, jalebis, and theplas, are well-known throughout the world. The Gujarati delicacies are a favourite among foodies. But have you ever tried their special butter milk, known as Komal? If you haven't, don't worry; we've got you covered.
Komal is a summer beverage created with simple components such as coconut milk, jeera, hing, and chilli. We've all experienced how coconut milk can instantly energise us. We were surprised to know that this beverage contains both coconut milk and curd, whereas traditional lassis only contain ordinary curd.
The king ingredient in this beverage is coconut milk, which makes it so wonderful and distinctive, and the best part is that it only takes about 10 minutes to make.
To make the Komal drink at home today, follow this simple recipe:
• Coconut milk -½ cup
• Fresh curd- ½ cup
• Coriander leaves
• Salt according to taste
• 2 green chillies
• 2-3 curry leaves
• Pinch of hing
• ½ tsp jeera
• 2 tsp oil
• In an electric blender, combine the coconut milk, curd, green chilies, and coriander leaves and set aside.
• Heat some oil on a tawa, then add the jeera seeds, curry leaves, and hing and fry until they sputter.
• Mix this tadka with your coconut milk mixture.
• Add a touch of salt and combine with ice cubes and blend once more
• Chill before serving.
Wasn’t that super easy and quick to make? So why not experiment and go beyond the staple lassi for once? Don’t forget to share this Gujarati beverage recipe with your family and friends.