Here is a basic recipe for Indian Lassi (yogurt drink). You can add more or less yogurt or water for a thicker or thinner beverage. For a salty lassi, you can substitute 1/2 teaspoon salt for the sugar. Garnish with fresh mint if desired.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a blender, blend the yogurt, ice, water, sugar and salt until mixture becomes frothy. Pour mixture over ice cubes in tall glasses.

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Nutrition Facts

50 calories; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 6.4g; fat 1.1g; cholesterol 4.3mg; sodium 50.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2003
This was delicious! Very cool and refreshing! I made the six servings (not realizing how much it would make) and drank it all (which is alot for a thirteen year old)! It was a nice change from the usual mango lassi I make. Read More
(67)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/10/2011
Too watery. It's way better with ice-cold milk than water. Water is used only by Indian restaurants for profit. Real lassi is all milk and yogurt no water. Read More
(16)
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
This was delicious! Very cool and refreshing! I made the six servings (not realizing how much it would make) and drank it all (which is alot for a thirteen year old)! It was a nice change from the usual mango lassi I make. Read More
(67)
Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2004
I turned this drink into a fruit lassi by adding some banana and mango. I used about 2 cups of yogurt. I also used 1/2 milk and 1/2 water and added some cardamom and rose water to give a little more flaovr. Read More
(55)
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2005
Delicious. Great way to eat dairy products. I had this for breakfast made with banana. I will definitely make it again but I think I'll reduce the sugar a little. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/10/2011
Too watery. It's way better with ice-cold milk than water. Water is used only by Indian restaurants for profit. Real lassi is all milk and yogurt no water. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
I used a tablespoon of sugar added a 1/2 teaspoon of rose water and didn't add the salt. I used about a 1/2 cup of water and the consistency was perfect. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2009
The only reason I'm giving this 4 stars instead of 5 is because I had to add 8 teaspoons instead of just 2 to make this taste like authentic Indian lassi that I've had. If you add about that much sugar it is just like the real thing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2009
Very easy to make and my boyfriend who is from India and grew up drinking lassi loves this recipes. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
06/16/2011
I would not recommend using non fat yogurt! I had to add something to make it taste sweeter and went with chocolate syrup for the flavor and then it was okay. Next time I will stick to regular yogurt. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2008
This was fast easy and delicious. I put a banana in as it would have spoiled within a day and garnished with cinnamon. Read More
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