Mint Lassi

Prep Time

5 minutes

 

Yields

2 people

 

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin 
  • Dash of black pepper 
  • 1 cup plain yogurt 
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 2 cups water 

 

Directions

  1. In a skillet, dry roast cumin and black pepper. 
  2. Stir frequently, until the aroma is released. 
  3. Combine cumin and pepper, along with all the other ingredients, into a blender. 
  4. Mix at high speed until mint leaves are well blended. 
  5. Serve. 

 

Notes

This is a drink used in Indian culture to aid in digestion. Traditionally they use black salt which can be found in Indian food markets. For a different taste ground cardamom or ground fennel in place of the cumin. Try different types of yogurt: cow, sheep, goat or soy.