How to make Lassi

How to make Lassi

How to make LassiHow to make Lassi

Serves 4


1 tsp cumin seeds

2 cups plain yogurt

¾ tsp salt or to taste

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Ice cubes


Toast cumin seeds in a small skillet over medium heat, stirring continuously, until seeds turn a shade darker and aromatic, about 3 minutes.  Let cool and grind in mortar with pestle or in spice grinder until powdery.  Set aside. 


In a blender, combine yogurt, 2 cups (500mL) cold water and 1 to 2 cups (250 to 500mL) ice cubes.  Add salt, pepper and half of the cumin powder and blend until smooth. 


Pour into 4 tall glasses to serve.  Sprinkle with remaining cumin to garnish.