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sweet lassi: sweet lassi recipe, punjabi lassi

sweet punjabi lassi recipe – 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 salted lassi.

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 piyushaam ka panna, mint juice, masala lassi and watermelon juice.

sweet punjabi lassi recipe below:

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lassi recipe - sweet punjabi lassi
sweet punjabi lassi flavored with cardamom powder and saffron.
RECIPE TYPE: beverages
CUISINE: north indian, punjabi
SERVES: 2 glasses
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 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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  1. adnan says

    no lassi is better than what you can get in the Punjab regions of Pakistan and India. there is also a Bangladeshi lassi which is called borhani. it is made with mint leaves (pudina). it is sweet, salty and spicy all at the same time

  2. William says

    Great blog; very useful recipe.

    I’ve been making lassi with:
    Maca powder

    When I get home I’ll try to make one with pistachio for my dad.

  3. Sarvesh says

    I used to just add some water in to the curd with some Rasna Powder but from now on wards I will follow your recipe. Thank You for sharing it.

  4. Raza Dossa says

    Karachi 1.5.2014 (9.30pm)
    I make my Lassi salty as sweet lassi becomes high in callories.

    I take 1 cup of plain normal Yogurt (Ghar ka jamaya hua Dahi) and
    add chilled water from the fridge(125ml) and put them into a blender
    and add a pinch of salt and start the blender for 30 seconds and
    Voila the Lassi is ready to serve in a tall glass of 325ml and if needed
    add a couple of cubes of Ice

  5. Adélie says

    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 ;)

  6. priya says

    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

    • says

      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.

  7. says

    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.

  8. anchal says

    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

  9. Fatima Qureshi says

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

  10. sandhya says

    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.

  11. Nishath says

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  12. kavita says

    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

  13. says

    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:)

  14. suhani says

    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..

    • says

      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.

  15. says

    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.

    • says

      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.