Thandai Lassi Recipe – Refreshing and tasty Indian yogurt drink flavored with thandai masala (spice blend). Easy beverage recipe that you can make for Holi festival!
What is Thandai Lassi?
Lassi is a traditional Indian beverage made mainly with yogurt. There are many traditional and modern variations of making sweet lassi and salt or savory lassi.
As the name suggests, Thandai Lassi is flavored with thandai powder. Thandai power is a classic and aromatic Indian spice blend made with nuts, seeds and spices. The spice blend will add richness and flavor to the lassi/yogurt drink.
It is one of the easy and fragrant beverage recipes and perfect to serve during Holi festival!
Why you’ll love this recipe
Requires fewer ingredients!
Make a great drink for parties and festivals!
Super flavorful and super easy to make!
It is refreshing and perfect for summer!
Ingredients & Substitutions:
Yogurt – Make sure you are using fresh and thick yogurt. The beverage won’t taste good if yogurt is sour. Swap it with plant-based yogurt if you are vegan.
Milk – Add more or less to adjust the consistency. You can replace it with water or plant-based milk.
Thandai Powder – I would recommend using homemade thandai powder for a better flavor and taste. You can also use a store-bought one.
Sugar – I have used granulated sugar. You may use honey or maple syrup.
Nuts – These are for the garnishing and totally optional.
How long does it last for?
It tastes best on the same day it is made. However, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
It should be served chilled at any time of the day. It is great to serve as dessert after a meal and perfect to serve during holi festival and holi parties.
Can I make it without a blender?
Absolutely! Whisk yogurt and sugar together until nice and smooth, add the remaining ingredients and mix it well. Keep it in the refrigerator until served.
You can also add a little bit of rose water or gulkand to the drink.
If you want to make kesariya thandai lassi (saffron infused thandai lassi), soak a pinch of saffron in warm milk and add it the lassi.
Step by step instructions:
Combine all the ingredients in a blender jar or mixie jar and blend everything until smooth.
Chill it in the refrigerator for an hour or two and serve it chilled.
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How to make thandai lassi video below:
Thandai Lassi Recipe
- 2 Cups Yogurt
- ¾ Cup Milk
- 4 Tablespoons Thandai Powder
- 3-4 Tablespoons Sugar
- Blend all the ingredients together untill smooth.
- Keep it in the refrigerator and serve it chilled.
Nutrition values are estimates only.