lassi recipe, sweet punjabi lassi recipe | how to make lassi recipe

by dassana amit updated October 21, 2013

sweet lassi: sweet lassi recipe, punjabi lassi

lassi is another cooling and refreshing drink to have in the summers. sweet lassi is quite popular in punjab and north india.

this sweet punjabi lassi which i make at home is not heavy and very light. now why i am calling this a sweet lassi. aren’t lassis always sweet?….

the answer is no….. there are salty lassis too and i know some of my friends who just love salty lassis.

lassi recipe

the hubby who has studied in punjab says that in punjab, lassis are served in huge glasses. on top of the glasses they add 2-3 tbsp of white butter/makhan. and mind you the lassis are very thick.

a spoon is also served with the punjabi lassi, so that first you have the soft and buttery white butter and then you drink the lassi. this lassi is soooooo heavy that you cannot have any meal or food afterwards. some people also like to have lassi with parathas or with samosa chole chaat.

at my mother in law house, lassi is often made during summers using hand blender (called as madhani, in punjabi) and is served with few ice cubes added to it. its specially relished in hot summers because of its cooling properties. few other variations of making lassi are masala lassi, mango lassi and papaya lassi.

sweet lassi recipe

for flavoring the lassi, add cardamom powder or rose water. garnish lassi with cardamom powder and some sliced almonds while serving. adding saffron to the lassi is optional.

i have not added any cream or makhan. also i have added water to the curd while blending it. you have the option to add milk or water.

punjabi lassi

if you are looking for more cooling drinks then do check aam ka panna, mint juice, masala lassi and watermelon juice.

sweet punjabi lassi recipe below:

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lassi recipe - sweet punjabi lassi
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sweet punjabi lassi flavored with cardamom powder and saffron.
Recipe type: beverages
Cuisine: north indian, punjabi
Serves: 2 glasses
  • 1.5 cups yogurt/curd, chilled
  • 7-8 tsp sugar or as required
  • ½ cup water or cold milk
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 pinch saffron (optional)
  • 6-7 almonds or shelled pistachois, chopped or sliced (optional)
  • 1 tsp rose water (optional)
  • ice cubes while serving the lassi
  1. take the yogurt, cardamom powder, water and sugar in a blender.
  2. you can also blend with a hand blender or use the traditional madani.
  3. blend till the yogurt is evenly blended.
  4. don't over do as then you will get butter floating on top.
  5. serve lassi in tall glasses.
  6. add crushed ice cubes, garnish lassi with some cardamom powder and sliced almonds.
  7. serve the sweet lassi.
  8. you can also chill lassi and then serve.
this punjabi lassi recipe can be doubled or tripled.

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marudhuskitchen March 30, 2014 1

my all time favorite and temting wonderful clicks


Sumedh November 14, 2013 2



Adélie November 6, 2013 3

I have been to North India during the holidays, and my family and I always drank lassis! We love it! So I will try this recipe tomoworrow morning (I live in Paris). Thanks ;)


dassana November 8, 2013 4

thanks and welcome.


priya October 11, 2013 5

I had lassi in my childhood days when we came to north india tour every year.
But i really missed now.Surely will try and mail u.
The hand blender which u keep near the lassi is called as maththu in tamil(already mentioned
in my previous mail)is used to prepare butter.
Thanks dassana


dassana October 12, 2013 6

priya, you can use the hand blender also to make the lassi. in punjabi language we call it ‘madhani’ and traditionally at homes lassi is made using hand blenders only.


nusrat2010 September 12, 2013 7

How captivating! How intoxicating!
Lovely recipe and oo-la-la pictures :)


TheGirl September 6, 2013 8

I can’t wait to try this. All the Indian restaurants by me serve mango lassi, and I’m not a big mango fan, so its great to try this in another flavor.


dassana September 6, 2013 9

mango lassi is delicious.


anchal May 25, 2013 10

applied same recipe.. it was good but we can add some more dryfruits like chironji/charoli to make it more delicious.. but thanks for sweet recipe


dassana May 25, 2013 11

yes one can add more dry fruits in the lassi.


Fatima Qureshi May 23, 2013 12

It is very yummy recipe ………………I liked sooo much and want to ask about some more sweet dish Please if you can?????????


dassana May 25, 2013 13

thanks fatima. you can see the categories or search in google search bar for sweet recipes.


sunitha April 12, 2013 14

i love punjabi lassi


sandhya February 18, 2013 15

dassana ji, you are just too good, all your receipes are so well expalined and directed step by step, cooking looks very easy and simple .and thanks for all the mouth watering receipes .your almond milk recipe gets a five star.


dassana February 18, 2013 16

thanks sandhya.


Nishath August 16, 2012 17

Its wonderful, I live in jeddah ( Saudi Arabia ) and here The holy city Makkah is near so we I visit with all my family members every alternate day there.Due to huge crowd it’s difficult to purchase meals every time. The iftar recipes section helped me a lot as we are in fasting and we cant taste anything but the method and quantity you have given is perfect for us .I made lot of iftar recipes, believe me all were great in taste…Thank you so much


dassana August 16, 2012 18

thats great nishath. also thanks for making the iftar recipes.


ATasteOfMadness June 4, 2012 19

What a delicious looking drink! When the days get hotter here, I’ll be sure to make this :)


dassana June 4, 2012 20

hey do try… it is really good :-)


Russell at Chasing Delicious June 2, 2012 21

This looks scrumptious!


radha June 1, 2012 22

Love the lassi.


kavita June 1, 2012 23

I belong to typical punjabi family where salty lassi is important part of afternoon meal…sweet lassi is a divine in summers …….thanks for sharing


dassana June 1, 2012 24

welcome kavita :-)


Richa@HobbyandMore June 1, 2012 25

love the pictures! I’ve had my share of lassis growing up in summer. The coconut milk yogurts makes great lassis now esp with the spices to mask any coconut flavor. that matki and churner remind me of my nani:)


akila May 31, 2012 26

Very yummy n delicious


suhani May 31, 2012 27

i like sweet lassi a lot..yummy..i usually make it with no water added..also i request u to post some easy icecream recipes soon so that i make a few of them before the summers bid us goodbye..


dassana May 31, 2012 28

yes suhani…. an easy mango ice cream is in the upcoming post soon….may be the next post if i get time as it has step by step pics.

even i make the lassi sometimes with no water added.


Family cook May 31, 2012 29

I don’t mind skipping a meal for that luscious glass of lassi topped with Makkhan:)

Do they get the best tasting milk in Delhi an Punjab? I was at Delhi Airport one time at a stopover and got to taste some great milk my friend had brought for us.


dassana May 31, 2012 30

they have a lot of diaries in punjab and in delhi too. i think the milk you must have had must not be packet ones but fresh cow’s or buffalo’s milk.

back home in delhi, my in-laws don’t buy packet milk. they get the milk from a buffalo diary and the buffaloes are not tortured etc, at least in this diary. the milk is really thick and sweet. plus the malai that floats on top of the milk, is such a thick layer of malai. my mil collects this malai and makes makhan and ghee of it. in bangalore and pune where i have stayed, not to forget mumbai too…. i have never ever seen such a type of milk.

also i have to mention here the cow’s milk we had in the isckon temple hotel in vrindavan…. such a heavenly taste and a subtle sweetness. i was thinking i have landed in the heavens and this is a heavenly milk… we saw their gaushalas also and they take a good loving care of the cows…. probably this must be the reason for such an awesome milk.


Maria May 30, 2012 31

Quite tempting and inviting I liked the mud pot in the first pic.


Ansh May 30, 2012 32

Love the “madani” the yogurt churner. Your posts always make me want to go to punjab and live there!