Only 4 ingredients needed to make this restaurant-style Salted Lassi. Cumin powder, salt, water + yogurt whipped together to get the perfect restaurant lassi in just 10 minutes
Lassi is a very popular Indian yogurt drink made by mixing yogurt and water. Its known as namkeen lassi which translates into English as salted lassi.
It takes less than 10 minutes to make this restaurant lassi recipe and it is the most refreshing drink, especially during the hot summer days!
The ease of making lassi
Indian recipes don’t get any easier than salty lassi! 4 ingredients brought together by whisking and bam! You have a heart-healthy drink!
Ten minutes later, you are sitting on your porch with a tall glass of this lassi in one hand and a romantic novel on the other hand. It has healing properties that will cool you from the inside out.
You could come to my home at 2 am on a Saturday morning and you would see a huge jar of this lassi sitting pretty in the fridge. There is never a time in our home when there is no lassi.
Rising in popularity
So, why is lassi so popular? Some of the Salted Lassi benefits include a cooling effects on the stomach. It also has the good bacteria that help “oil” the intestine and the Gastrointestinal tract in general.
Additionally, it acts as a re-hydration agent for those who are dehydrated. One glass can make a big difference!
For me, I love salted lassi for its cooling effect. Florida is known for its theme parks, but, it is also known for it unrelenting, overbearing summer heat! Most of the drinks on my blog are ways to combat this stiffing heat, like the tropical fruit smoothie, frozen caramel macchiato and 5 ways to drink water in the summer.
A glass of this lassi after being in the oppressive heat can be exactly what I need. It cools me from the inside out!
Tips for making this lassi
The key to this recipe is the cumin. If you can find roasted cumin powder, use that. Roasting cumin brings out all the intensity of cumin.
You can also make your own roasted cumin powder. Heat a small skillet pan at medium heat and add 2 Tbsp of cumin. Roast for a few minutes and then grind them in a coffee blender. Make sure they are ground very fine.
The yogurt is also homemade in this recipe. I use whole milk because it produces the best yogurt ever. Its as easy as boiling 2 cups of milk, letting it cool to room temperature, whisking in 1/2 tsp of full fat yogurt and letting it stay overnight.
You can also try adding watermelon to your lassi.
What is your favorite type of Lassi?
What to serve with lassi?
Salted Lassi Recipe
- 3 cups yogurt Use plain, whole milk
- 1 cup water
- 1 Tbsp cumin powder (roasted cumin powder is better)
- 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
- In a bowl, add the yogurt
- Add the salt and cumin powder
- Mix with a spoon
- Add the water to the bowl
- Using a whisk or hand blender, mix the ingredients on low speed
- Mix until it is frothy
- Transfer to a pitcher and refrigerate for up to 1 hour
If you need to serve immediately, add ice cubes
Version 1 of this recipe
Did you do a double take? Occasionally, I will revisit previous recipes and do a makeover on them. You probably came to this page based on this photo. It was made with vegan mayo. However, I decided to re-vamp the recipe and bring you the new version you see above. I think you will like.