Monday, July 25, 2022

Sweet Lassi (Yogurt Drink)


Lassi is a popular yoghurt-based drink in India and Pakistan. This recipe is for the traditional sweet lassi (meethi lassi) made from yoghurt, milk, sugar and ice. This refreshing summer drink is best served chilled.

PREP TIME10 minutes
TOTAL TIME10 minutes


  • 2 cardamom pods (optional)
  • 2 cups yoghurt (plain whole milk, natural or pot set yoghurt)
  • ½ cup chilled milk
  • ½ cup chilled water
  • 4 Tablespoons sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1 cup ice cubes, for serving*
  • Chopped pistachios and almonds, for garnish


  1. Remove the cardamom seeds from the cardamom pods. Crush cardamom seeds in a mortar and pestle (if using).
  2. Place yoghurt, milk, water, sugar and cardamom seeds (if using) in a blender.
  3. Blend until smooth and frothy. You can adjust sugar and water based on personal preference. Add more milk or water if you prefer a thinner consistency.
  4. To serve, add ice cubes in a glass and then pour the sweet lassi on top. Garnish with crushed nuts.


*It’s also possible to crush ice cubes in the blender if your blender has an ice crushing feature.