Kesar Lassi Recipe – Refreshing and delicious Indian beverage with saffron
What is Kesar Lassi?
Lassi is a traditional yogurt-based drink made in India and Pakistan. Kesar Lassi is a sweet lassi, a simple yogurt drink infused with saffron and cardamom. Kesar means Saffron in English.
Can I use saffron powder instead of saffron strands?
Yes, use ⅛ tsp of ground saffron in the place of 8-10 saffron strands.
How to make it vegan?
Simply replace the yogurt with any plant-based yogurt like almond milk yogurt or soy yogurt. Also, replace milk with a tablespoon of hot water to soak the saffron.
It can be served along with parathas, samosas or kachoris. You can also serve a glass of chilled lassi as a snack in summer days.
- Do not use sour yogurt or dahi for this recipe. Always try to use fresh yogurt.
- The consistency of drink should be thick. The milk quantity depends on the thickness of yogurt. Add more or less milk accordingly.
- If you have time, avoid adding ice cubes and chill it in the refrigerator. It helps to maintain the lassi consistency.
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How to make Kesar Lassi recipe below:
Kesar Lassi Recipe
- 2 cups Fresh Yogurt
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- ½ cup Cold Milk
- 1 tbsp Hot Milk
- ¼ tsp Cardamom Powder
- 8 - 10 Saffron Strands
- Almonds and Pistachios for garnish
- Ice Cubes
- Soak the saffron in a tablespoon of hot milk for some time and crush it well.
- Take yogurt, saffron milk, sugar, cardamom powder and milk in a blender.
- Blend it until smooth and frothy.
- If you want a slightly thin consistency, add little more milk to the lassi while blending.
- Pour the lassi into glasses and add the crushed ice cubes to it.
- Garnish with nuts and saffron.
- You can also chill the lassi in the refrigerator.
- Serve chilled.