Lassi, (“लस्सी” in Hindi) meaning ‘buttermilk,’ is an Indian sub-continental drink made from yoghurt. It has been around since something like 1,000 BC and has been thought to have pseudoscientific, Ayurvedic healing properties on both the stomach and mind. In actual fact, yoghurt is quite good for settling the stomach, and the recipe given here for a salted variant could be considered to be isotonic.
Salted versions of lassi are common, and the recipe on this page is from the Dishoom mini-chain of high-end, UK-based Bombay restaurants.
You can visit our local Dishoom at 32 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 3BT. Call +44 161 537 3737 for a table.
Salted Lassi Dishoom
- 135g Greek yoghurt
- Large pinch of Maldon sea salt
- Small pinch of cumin seeds
- Couple of ice cubes
Blitz all the ingredients in a blender, add 65ml cold water and blitz until frothy. Serve in a highball glass with a sprig of mint.