Raspberry Cardamom Lassi

First day of Spring in my part of the world and could you possibly be any happier? Endless days with the golden sun, blue skies, intermittent showers and the flowers and the leaves slowly waking up from their sweet slumber. It is almost as though every passerby has a smile on his face as bright as the spring sunshine and it is absolutely adorable to watch the neighbours drag their outdoor furniture back to their little balconies and terraces ready to soak up all the sun in the coming months while they sit sipping on tall glasses of Aperol Spritzer, laughing with friends and family. The excitement all around is undeniably palpable.

The grey undertones that had taken over this beautiful city seem to be fading away; the drab, monochromatic winter coats getting replaced with prettier shades of blues and pinks and yellows; long, toned legs that have been wrapped up under layers and layers of clothing for all of these months are slowly starting to make appearances.

With the months all set to get warmer and sunnier, I suppose it’s time we got our spring/ summer food and drink game stronger. Here is a recipe for a delicious fruit lassi (yoghurt drink) which uses fresh raspberries with a hint of cardamom for that beautiful flavour. With mango lassis all set to take over the world after being out on menus even in Chinese restaurants, I suppose we could do with a bit of change and innovation. So, here goes.

Things you will need:

  • Fresh raspberries- 1 cup
  • Yoghurt- 500 grams, full fat, chilled
  • Cardamom powder- 1/4 teaspoon
  • Sugar- 2 tablespoons
  • A pinch of salt
  • Water- 1/4 cup (optional)

How to go about it:

  1. Blend the raspberries, cardamom, sugar and salt together until it’s all well combined.
  2. Add the chilled yoghurt and the water (depending on how thick you want it. I do not use water) and blend it all together until nice and smooth
  3. Serve immediately



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