Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Banarasi Lassi | Sweet Lassi

Banarasi Lassi

Banaras style sweet lassi ,served with rabdi and malai.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook time: -
Serves: 2
  1. Thick yogurt- 2 cups(recipe below)
  2. Sugar-1 to 2 tbsp( or according to taste)
  3. Rabdi / Rabri- 2 tbsp
  4. Almonds,sliced- 2 to 3 tsp(optional)
  5. Saffron strands -to garnish( optional)
  • In a bowl ,whisk ( using a whisk or  mathu-wooden whisk) together yogurt and sugar until combined.
  • Pour this into serving bowls and add top with rabdi/rabri.Garnish with almonds and saffron strands.Serve immediately.

    Ingredients to prepare yogurt:
    1. Full fat milk- 2 cups
    2. Yogurt ( with live culture)-1 to 2 tbsp
    1. In a heavy bottomed pan,bring milk to a boil.Reduce flame to low and cook for about 5 to 10 minutes ,or until it turns slightly thick.Stir well in between to avoid burning.Allow it to cool until luke warm .Add yogurt and mix well.
    2. Pour this into a jug /bowl and back to the first one.Repeat this few times so that the yogurt is mixed well with the milk.
    3. Pour this into  shallow vessel /clay pot ,cover and keep aside in a warm place for about 5 to 8 hours or until set.

    4. NOTES
  • You can also add 1 or 2 tbsp of malai /cream to the lassi ,if desired.
  • Garnish with 1 or 2 tsp finely chopped pistachios ,if desired.
  • Adjust the quantity of sugar according to your taste.

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