Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cucumber-Mint Lassi

Summer, Wonderful Summer is wonderful only if Mr. Sun reduces some of his harmful heat rays. When we can't do much about Mr.Sun, all we can try is to adjust our diet and keep ourselves hydrated. Growing up years, we used to have Neeraagaram/fermented rice with buttermilk or curd in the morning, Ragi Koozh/Porridge, we never knew the health benefits those days, but love the taste of it, so we never complained. 
For me the easiest summer drink is lassi, take curd and whirl it up with any fruit or veggies and tada you have a delicious drink. It not only hydrates your body, keeps you full and it is damn versatile! you never get bored trying a lassi. I have quite few here in my kitchen Beetroot lassi, celery & mint lassi, Fresh turmeric & herbs lassi, Carrot & ginger lassi, spiced buttermilk, Neer Majjige,Mango Lassi, Gooseberry/amla lassi.
Ingredients
1 lebanese cucumber, chopped
one fistful of fresh mint leaves, washed
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup water (optional)
1/4 tsp salt 
1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
1/4 tsp roasted cumin powder

Method
  • Take all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and frothy. 
  • Serve garnished with a thin slice of cucumber and mint leaves.
  • You will definitely feel the chillness when you gulp it down, it just cools your whole system. Give it a try!!!.

Sending this to Thanda Mela by Srivalli.

15 comments:

  1. I have prepared the same combination as juice..lassi looks truly prefect for hot summer..a refreshing thirsty quencher!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Really its a nice recipe for this climate...Gud and refreshing drink...

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thank you for the lovely entry

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love lassi drinks! This one with cucumber and mint sounds perfect and absolutely refreshing on a warm summer's night! Looking forward to trying this soon!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Such a refreshing drink for summer. I love ur clay pot

    ReplyDelete
  6. Sounds so refreshing!! Saving this for summer. Going to need it - we have really hot summers.

    ReplyDelete
  7. This cucumber mint lassi sounds perfect for summer. I know it would be refreshing in the Heat!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Intrigued with this lassi flavor. Never have tried a cucumber mint lassi just mango and I love it. I will have to try it soon so refreshing =)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Sounds so refreshing and healthy with the cucumber + mint! Great drink for the hot weather coming up.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Looks like a delicious treat for heated summer. Here it is only getting warm I will give it try on a hot day for sure. By the way like your cups.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love a good lassi! I bet the addition of cucumbers makes it so refreshing! Perfect for warm weather. A must try recipe for sure!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. What a wonderful combination of flavors. Love cucumber, mint and yogurt. I definitely would love to try this soon.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I like every kind of lassi. Your lassi is interesting with mint and cucumber:) And i loved your serving clay pot too!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I have not tried a lassi yet, but definitely am intrigued by them. The recipe looks easy. I need to give it a try

    ReplyDelete

Thanks a Lot for taking your time out and Visiting my Kitchen!!!!! Your Valuable Comments keep me going!!! Feel free to ask your doubts , i will definitely try reply you back. Good Day!!!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...