Savor the regal flavors of saffron combined with the creamy texture of yogurt in this refreshing Saffron Lassi. This traditional Indian drink gets a luxurious twist with a hint of cardamom and a generous sprinkle of crushed pistachios. Perfect for a sunny afternoon or after a spicy meal, this lassi not only cools you down but also offers a delightful treat to your taste buds.
- Plain yogurt
- Saffron strands soaked in a few tablespoons of warm milk
- Sugar, to taste
- A pinch of cardamom powder
- Crushed pistachios for topping
- Prepare the Saffron Milk: Take a few saffron strands and let them soak in warm milk for about 10-15 minutes, until the milk has a golden hue. This process helps in extracting the flavor and color of the saffron.
- Blend the Lassi: In a blender, combine plain yogurt, saffron-infused milk, sugar, and a pinch of cardamom powder. Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
- Chill: Transfer the blended lassi into a jug or individual glasses and let it chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour. This allows the flavors to meld and provides a cooler, more refreshing taste.
- Serve with a Topping: Before serving, give the lassi a quick stir. Pour it into serving glasses and generously sprinkle the crushed pistachios on top.
- Enjoy: Dive into the rich and aromatic flavors of the saffron lassi. Serve it as a cooling drink on hot days, as a palate cleanser after meals, or as a unique beverage for guests.
Note: The quantities of ingredients can be adjusted based on individual preference. Some might prefer a sweeter lassi while others might like the dominating taste of saffron. Adjust the sugar and saffron accordingly.
Happy sipping and enjoy the regal essence of Saffron Lassi!