April 9, 2014

Lassi Patiala | Chilled yoghurt beverage from Haryana

Just as Punjab is the land of 5 rivers, Haryana is derived from “Hari” and “Ayana” meaning Abode of God. And Haryanvi cuisine, atleast from the local heartland depicts just that : rustic, pure and divine. Abundant use of dairy and dairy products is seen. Paneer is an essential part of their cuisine, just like Punjab, and my friend from that state tells me that pure food (veg or non veg) is simple and earthy like Kadhi Pakora, Bathua Raita, Singri ki Sabji, Lassi etc.

Lassi is an integral part of Haryanvi cuisine – Almost every meal ends with a large glass of Lassi (or thick yoghurt whipped and flavoured with either salt or sugar). Lassi Patiala is today’s BM post, and is an unusual combo of yoghurt and saffron and milk. Elaichi powder is also added to this.

I made a small batch at home today, and was immensely enjoyed after dinner. Linking this to PJ who is hosting my event “My Health, My Way” – Theme :Calcium Rich recipes
BM : 39 ~ Indian State : Haryana
Recipe : Lassi Patiala
Dish type :  Beverage

Prep Time : 15-20 mins, Cooking time : NIl ; Serves : 2

  • Thick yoghurt – 1 cup
  • Boiled milk (hot) – 2 TBSP
  • Saffron strands – few
  • Honey – 1 tsp
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Elaichi / cardamom powder – a pinch
  • Sugar – 1 tsp (I didn’t add)
  • Mint – to garnish

Beat yoghurt free of lumps. Add all the ingredients except saffron and mint  to a blender and whisk to a frothy mixture.

Garnish with mint, saffron strands and serve chilled.


  1. that is so rich and so soothing... would love to drink it all up!!

  2. Lassi, this drink is one of my favourite among the summer drinks, looks fabulous.

  3. all these lassi's are making me thirsty.. perfect cooler for the season

  4. Very refreshing and perfect for summer.

  5. love the colors and wont mind this drink especially these days..when the sun god is so generous

  6. Lassi looks so refreshing and perfect for hot summer..

  7. Another lassi patiala! Perfect refreshing drink for the upcoming summer.

  8. I love lassi. As the weather is so hot here, I would be very happy if you can offer me this...

  9. Now on a hot day, this is just the thing..divine!!

  10. wow...you made the Patiala lassi healthy!..they would add some pedas to make it sweet ..and to think at least a 500ml glass:))

  11. Another patial lassi..very nicely done Kalyani...

  12. those top view shots look so pretty

  13. Wow this is healthy lassi. Love teh pics

  14. It is a simple quick and easy lassi. Looks refreshing.

  15. I love those images. Call me crazy but somehow the stuff looks rather like ice than the yogurt and that's why I love those images.


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