Lassi

Lassi – quench your thirst instantly – Best summer drink

If you have not tasted this divine drink before, do not let this summer pass without tasting it. Or else you will miss a great chance to experience the utmost joy of this silky smooth, icy cold, velvety drink that slithers through your throat, rejuvenating your whole self with an instant effect. I must say that your summer joy is not complete if you have not sipped a glass of Lassi!

So, hurry up, buy a thick, full-fat tub of plain yoghurt or just Greek yoghurt and go home and make Lassi! Spread the joyful news! Stay cool, stay happy throughout the summer!

Lassi, widely used in the Indian subcontinent during the hot summer months, is the most refreshing, smooth yoghurt drink you can think of.

Getting the proportions right is the key to achieve the right consistency of this amazing drink. When added too much water, for example, the silky smooth texture vanishes. If you do not add ice cubes into the blender jar, the churning will not give the right chill. It should all come together in the right proportions to have the most delightful Lassi in your glass!

Even if you are tempted, do not gulp down the whole glass in one go! Just sip slowly and experience the real bliss of this silky smooth drink that instantly cools you down and refreshes you to the core.

Hurry, let’s whiz this up!

Ingredients needed:

Full-fat plain or Greek-style yoghurt or plain curd1 cup
White sugar 2 1/2 tbsp
Cold dinking water1/4 cup
Ice cubes3

Let’s churn it:

  • In a blender jar drop all the ingredients together
  • Blitz on high speed for 1-2 mins. Do not exceed this time to keep the frothy texture
  • Serve immediately with froth on top of the glass
  • Delicious

Aubergine-egg pant pan fried

Pan-fried aubergine/Egg plant circles-crispy, spicy and delicious

The purple magic!

Aubergine/Eggplant fry

The glossy, purple aubergines could come to your plate in many delicious forms but believe me, this is one of the best dishes! Hardly any oil in these crunchy, delicious aubergine circles and you will come to love them either as a side dish or a starter! It is indeed purple magic!

Aubergines are healthy, versatile, and supremely delicious when prepared with care. The soft middle can absorb a lot of oil like a sponge, so it is wise not to deep fry or add too much oil into any dish you prepare using this vegetable.

I happened to invent this recipe, while casually experimenting on an exciting new recipe with aubergines and was delighted with the outcome. This is a very simple, easy peasy recipe, but you cannot underestimate the well-balanced taste!

Step by step recipe is given below with all the necessary details. So, let’s make it!

Ingredients – omit cumin powder if you prefer a less spicy version

Ingredients:

Aubergines/egg plants2
Red chilli powder1tbsp
Cumin powder1tbsp
Turmeric powder1/2tbsp
Salt 1/2tsp
Cornflakes (plain)1 cup
Olive oil2tbsp

How to make:

  • Slice the aubergines thinly
  • Keep aside
  • Crush a cup of plain cornflakes
  • Mix all the spices together
  • Add a little water and make a thick paste
  • Rub the masala paste on both sides of aubergine circles
  • Keep all the slices on a plate
  • Now, dust cornflakes on both sides of aubergine slices
  • Stack all the prepared circles on a plate
  • Heat a little olive oil in a flat pan and arrange all the aubergine slices and fry both sides, gently turning occasionally
  • Keep the fried aubergines on a stack of tissues for a while and serve immediately!