Indian Drinks Recipes

Looking for Indian drink recipes? Allrecipes has more than 30 trusted Indian drinks complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Mango-Mint Lassi with Indian Sweet Spices

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
It's a great take on the famous Mango Lassi that you tend to see at various Indian restaurants because it takes the flavor to a higher and much more complex level.

Slow Cooker Chai

Rating: 4.5 stars 38
Easy version of chai tea, using whole spices and sweetened condensed milk. To vary the flavor, try adding a bit of star anise, fennel, allspice, vanilla bean, or nutmeg. For a sweeter tea, stir in a bit of brown sugar.

Savory Lassi

Rating: 4 stars 9
Wonderful accompaniment for a spicy Indian or even Mexican meal.

Indian Lassi

Rating: 4.5 stars 25
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.

Chocolate Chai Coffee Mix

Rating: 5 stars 3
I was craving Starbucks® chocolate chai tea latte when I made this. It is not a copycat recipe, simply tasty and easy. International Delight® 'Sweet Cream' is fabulous in this, if you like sweet coffee. Cardamom gives it the slight licorice taste; if you omit it, that's fine too.

Banana Lassi

Rating: 5 stars 10
Who doesn't like a mango lassi, right? But when you don't have good fresh mangos or can't find mango puree, why not try a banana lassi? I ordered 2 in a restaurant in Udaipur because they were so good and it was because they had no mangos at the time -- what a find!

Haldi Ka Doodh (Hot Turmeric Milk)

Rating: 5 stars 83
A great home remedy beverage for cough, congestion, colds and skin problems. This winter replace your usual hot cocoa with an invigorating cup of wellness. Bonus points for jammies and slippers. Turmeric can stain clothing and counter tops, so wear an apron; proceed with caution.

Chai Tea Latte

Rating: 4.5 stars 34
This is really similar to the brand Oregonu Chai. Simply delicious either hot or iced! This will save you more money than buying the chai. In India, each family has their own way of making it, so you should experiment to find your favorite blend.

Strawberry Lassi

Rating: 4.5 stars 58
Lassi is a refreshing cool drink also used as a light dessert during summer.

Mango Lassi II

Rating: 4.5 stars 279
An Indian yogurt drink - smooth, creamy, and absolutely heavenly!

Restaurant Style Mango Lassi

Rating: 4 stars 37
A lot of recipes tell you to use fresh mangos. THIS is the mistake! I've been doing it that way for years and it is very difficult to get around the chalkiness of the mangos. By going to the pulp, it is a no brainer!
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Chai Tea Concentrate

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
Convenient (and relatively inexpensive) way to have chai lattes at home with this chai concentrate, a favorite tea. The cardamom can be a bit expensive; try looking in the bulk section of a health food store. If you need to buy a jar of it, don't worry — it will make several batches!

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Hot and Spicy Himalayan Tea (Chai Tea)
Rating: Unrated 20
"I didn't have Darjeeling tea leaves, but it was still so flavorful. Not too spicy or thick. Will definitely be making this again!" – Vsky
Turmeric Milk
Rating: Unrated 31
With its known antioxidant power, turmeric milk isn't only flavorful it's also healthy!
Chocolate Chai
Rating: 4 stars 14

Spicy cinnamon chai tea with chocolate is a great warm drink for those cold winter nights!