(Sweet yogurt or buttermilk drink)
Mithi lassi is the milkshake of India and the drink most often served at
Hare Kåñëa functions. It is easy to prepare and always appreciated. For
best results, dissolve the sweetener in a small quantity of hot water
before mixing it with the other ingredients.
Preparation time: 10 min
4 cups (950 ml) plain yogurt or cultured
2 teaspoon rose-water
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom seeds
3 cups (700 ml) ice water
6 tablespoon sugar or 5 tablespoon honey
crushed ice (optional)
Mix all the ingredients together with a whisk or an electric
blender until the surface of the lassi becomes frothy. Serve chilled,
either by adding crushed ice or by refrigeration.
As an alternative to rose-water and cardamom, try 3 tablespoons of lime or
lemon juice, 3 tablespoons of flavored syrup, or 1/2 cup (50 g) of crushed
red berries, ripe banana, or ripe mango.