Indian Drinks Recipes

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Mango-Mint Lassi with Indian Sweet Spices

Rating: 4.67 stars
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: 4.71 stars
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: 3.89 stars
Wonderful accompaniment for a spicy Indian or even Mexican meal.

Indian Lassi

Rating: 4.19 stars
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
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: 4.78 stars
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: 4.86 stars
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: 4.31 stars
This is really similar to the brand Oregon® 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: 4.61 stars
Lassi is a refreshing cool drink also used as a light dessert during summer.

Mango Lassi II

Rating: 4.53 stars
An Indian yogurt drink - smooth, creamy, and absolutely heavenly!

Chai Tea Concentrate

Rating: 4.59 stars
Convenient (and relatively inexpensive) way to have chai 'lattes' at home. 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!

Restaurant Style Mango Lassi

Rating: 4.24 stars
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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Hot and Spicy Himalayan Tea (Chai Tea)

Rating: Unrated
"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
With its known antioxidant power, turmeric milk isn't only flavorful it's also healthy!

Chai Tea

Rating: 3.73 stars

This exotic tea uses cardamom, cinnamon and pepper for flavor. Stir in milk to taste.