What would Indian food be without Sweet Lassi to sweeten and cool you down after all those spiciness? Not to mention it's health benefits of pure milk goodness in it..
According to Wikipedia, Lassi is a popular and traditional yogurt-based drink which originated in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent. It is made by blending yogurt with water, salt, pepper, ice and Indian spices. Traditional lassi is sometimes flavored with ground roasted cumin. Sweet lassi, blended with sugar instead of spices, is also very popular - which is how I made it.
It is very simple to prepare it and the only equipment you'd need is a blender. I had a big tub of delicious plain yogurt, and since the blender was right in front of me - a big glass of icy cold lassi would be perfect for the hot sunny evening.
:: Sweet Lassi ::
1 tub (500mg) of non-sugar added plain yogurt (low fat works fine too)
2 tablespoon fine white sugar
a handful of ice cubes
Pour yogurt into the blender, add sugar and throw in the ice cubes. Close blender lid carefully and blend for about 10 seconds, until yogurt blends well with sugar. The ice cubes will melt the thick consistency of the yogurt. Pour into a tall glass and serve with some more ice cubes.
This is not only cooling after a hot day or a hot, spicy Indian meal, but it is also very healthy - lots of calcium, good bacterias which aids digestion and more.