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sweet punjabi lassi flavored with cardamom powder and saffron.

4.36 from 31 votes
total time:
10minutes

lassi recipe with step by step photos – sweet lassi is another cooling and refreshing drink to have in the summers. sweet lassi is quite popular in punjab and north india.

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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.

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 so heavy that you cannot have any meal or food afterwards. some people also like to have lassi with parathas or with samosa chaat.

we often make lassi during hot summers using a wooden hand blender (called as madani, in punjabi language). i do have a mixer and an electric blender, but i prefer to make lassi this way. churning the fresh homemade curd with the traditional indian hand blender has its own charm. lassi made this way tastes different too. there are many variations of lassi like:

lassi is specially relished in hot summers because of its cooling properties. 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. hence this is a light lassi recipe and not a heavy one.

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lassi recipe

4.36 from 31 votes
Prep Time:10 mins
Total Time:10 mins
sweet punjabi lassi flavored with cardamom powder and saffron.
lassi recipe, sweet lassi recipe, punjabi lassi recipe
Course:beverages & drinks
Cuisine:north indian,punjabi
Servings:2 glasses
Calories:384kcal

INGREDIENTS FOR lassi recipe

(1 CUP = 250 ML)
  • 2 cups chilled fresh curd (dahi or yogurt)
  • 1.5 to 2 cups chilled water or milk or half-half of both water and milk
  • 10 to 12 tablespoons sugar or add as per taste
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder or 2 tsp rose water
  • a few strands of saffron (kesar), optional
  • 6 to 8 ice cubes, optional
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped or sliced dry fruits, optional

HOW TO MAKE lassi recipe

  • in a mortar, take 8 to 10 cardamom pods and crush them. remove the husk and crush the seeds. crush to a fine powder.
  • in a bowl or pan, take 2 cups fresh chilled yogurt. i used homemade curd.
  • with a madani or blender or wired whisk just mix the curd till it become smooth.
  • the curd should be smooth before you add other ingredients to it.
  • add 10 to 12 tbsp sugar or as required.
  • then add 2 cups chilled water. you can also add 2 cups chilled milk, instead of water. the consistency of this lassi is neither thin nor thick. if you want a thick lassi, then add 1 to 1.5 cups water.
  • now churn the madani in the lassi mixture.
  • keep on churning till the sugar dissolves and you see a nice frothy layer on top. you can also use an immersion blender for the same. another way is to add everything in a blender jar and blend till smooth.
  • now add 1 tsp of the crushed cardamom powder and a few saffron strands. as a substitute for cardamom powder, you can also add 2 tsp of rose water. you can also skip all the flavoring ingredients, if you don't have any.
  • just mix with the madani again. add ice cubes and mix again.
  • pour lassi in tall glasses and serve. if you want, you can also top the lassi with 1 to 2 tbsp of malai (cream which collect on top of milk) or 1 to 2 tbsp of unsalted white butter/makhan.
  • garnish sweet lassi with a pinch or two of cardamom powder, 2 to 3 saffron strands or chopped dry fruits. serve sweet punjabi lassi immediately.

RECIPE TIPS

  1. this punjabi lassi recipe can be doubled or tripled.
  2. if you want then you can store the lassi in fridge for 1-2 days. no need to add ice cubes, if you plan to store lassi in fridge.
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how to make lassi recipe

1. in a mortar, take 8 to 10 cardamom pods and crush them. remove the husk and crush the seeds.

cardamom for sweet punjabi lassi recipe

2. crush to a fine powder.

cardamom for sweet punjabi lassi recipe

3. in a bowl or pan, take 2 cups fresh chilled yogurt. i used homemade curd.

curd for sweet punjabi lassi recipe

4. with a madani or blender or wired whisk just mix the curd till it become smooth.

whisk curd for sweet lassi recipe

5. the curd should be smooth before you add other ingredients to it.

curd for sweet punjabi lassi recipe

6. add 10 to 12 tbsp sugar or as required.

sugar for sweet punjabi lassi recipe

7. then add 2 cups chilled water. you can also add 2 cups chilled milk, instead of water. the consistency of this lassi is neither thin nor thick. if you want a thick lassi, then add 1 to 1.5 cups water.

water for sweet punjabi lassi recipe

8. now churn the madani in the lassi mixture.

making punjabi lassi recipe

9. keep on churning till the sugar dissolves and you see a nice frothy layer on top. you can also use wired whisk or an immersion blender for the same. another way is to add everything in a blender jar and blend till smooth.

preparing punjabi lassi recipe

10. here you see a good frothy layer on top.

making punjabi sweet lassi recipe

11. now add 1 tsp of the crushed cardamom powder and a few saffron strands. as a substitute for cardamom powder, you can also add 2 tsp of rose water. you can also skip all the flavoring ingredients, if you don’t have any.

cardamom for sweet lassi recipe

12. just mix with the madani again.

making punjabi lassi recipe

13. add ice cubes and mix again.

ice cubes for sweet lassi recipe

14. pour lassi in tall glasses and serve. if you want, you can also top the sweet lassi with 1 to 2 tbsp of malai (cream which collect on top of milk) or 1 to 2 tbsp of unsalted white butter/makhan. you can also garnish punjabi lassi with a pinch or two of cardamom powder, 2 to 3 saffron strands or chopped dry fruits.

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15. serve sweet punjabi lassi immediately. some people store the lassi in refrigerator for 1-2 days also. if you plan to keep lassi in refrigerator then avoid adding ice cubes.

lassi recipe


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66 comments/reviews

  1. 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 😉

  2. 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

    • 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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:)

  10. 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..

    • 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.

  11. 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.

    • 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.

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