Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Mint Lassi

Mint leaves are the tender herb that have gentle stems and are best used raw are added at the end of the cooking in order to maintain their flavor and texture. Mint is relatively easy to grow and  can be grown even in a small pot.

Mint is commonly used to flavor Middle Eastern dishes, such as lamb, soups and vegetable salads. Adding mint is a great way to add flavors to a dish or beverage without adding excessive calories or sugar. Mint leave are widely used as a digestive aid. Fresh mint leaves not only add flavor but also adds nutrition to many different recipes. Chewing on whole leaves may have many health benefits too.

Lassi is a healthful yogurt based  drink popular through out India. Adding Fresh mint to yogurt makes a wonderful , refreshing and soothing drink for the hot summer day. So this recipes goes to 4th week and 2nd day of BM 64 under the theme "Summer Coolers".




Ingredients:

Mint leaves / Pudina  1/3 cup
Curd / Plain yogurt 1 cup
Roasted cumin powder 1/4 spoon
Salt to taste
Crushed ice 1/4 cup
Chilled water 3/4 cup


Preparation:

Remove mint leaves from its stems and wash thoroughly.
In a blender add mint leaves, yogurt, roasted cumin powder, salt and crushed ice.
Blend everything well, now add chilled water and blend it again.
Now transfer the mixture into serving glasses and serve.
Serve chilled.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for BM 64.



Also sending this recipe to Srivalli's Kids Delight event hosted by PJ for this month.




12 comments:

Usha said...

Lassi with mint sounds great and looks flavorful.

Jayashree said...

Lassi, chaas, fruit juices - these are the good things about summer. Nice, refreshing drink.

Srivalli said...

That must have been such a delicious way to enjoy this drink!

vaishali sabnani said...

Excellent summer drink, cant do without it...love the mint in it.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Wow! That is one nice flavourful lassi perfect for this weather..

Harini-Jaya R said...

I would definitely love to have a glass of this lassi !

Sarita said...

Mint lassi looks so refreshing.. Great drink in summers.

Priya Suresh said...

Super refreshing drink, my all time favourite..Excellent summer drink.

Varadas Kitchen said...

A nice drink to beat the heat. Mint adds a lovely flavor.

Sapana Behl said...

Refreshing mint lassi.

Sowmya :) said...

That's a perfect drink for a hot summer day!

Pavani N said...

Never tried mint in lassi. This sounds awesome and refreshing.