Sunday, April 29, 2012

Project 365 Days Of Food- Day 29, Spiced Lassi/Chaas (Yogurt)!!

Pic taken in New Jersey
Remembering the most wonderful summer- we friends were often caught with our eyes peeking thru the glass doors of a close by Sweet-Mart with our cheeks clenched against the doors! Occasionally we could hear the owner yelling and throwing things at his workers... which would freeze us for a moment- The owner would then look at us and laugh! Once, I remember him throwing a potato (aiming at his worker) whizzing past our heads only to plunk into the Spiced Lassi of a Customer:-)

Check out the below Recipe for ' Spiced Lassi' and don't get too trapped in the cold my friends- stay warm!

400 gms/14 oz Yogurt(dahi), 1 day old :-)
1 Green chili, medium sized, deseeded, finely chopped
1 Inch piece fresh ginger
1 Tsp cumin seeds roasted
1 Tbsp Fresh green cilantro, finely chopped
1 Tbsp Mint leaves, finely chopped
Few saffron strands for garnishing(optional)
Black salt to taste and Salt to taste

1. Whisk the yogurt in a bowl, add 2 cups of iced water and blend well. 
2. Add remaining ingredients, blend for a minutes.
3. Remove from blender, adjust the seasoning and serve in a chilled tall glass garnished with saffron strands!