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Kesar Lassi (Saffron Lassi) #SundayFunday

 

Today the Sunday Funday group is celebrating dairy. Thanks to Stacy of Food Lust People Love, Sue of Palatable Pastime, Rebekah of Making Miracles, and Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm for coordinating this low-stress group. Today Rebekah is hosting and she's given us the following prompt: January 11th is National Milk Day, so in honor of National Milk Day let's celebrate dairy! Milk, butter, sour cream, cheese, yogurt, etc. What's your favorite way to celebrate dairy? (If you have dairy allergies in your household, feel free to use a non-dairy alternative)!

In any case, here's the line-up of how the #SundayFunday bloggers are celebrating dairy...

Kesar Lassi (Saffron Lassi)

I decided that I wanted to share a lassi - a traditional Indian drink made with a blend of yogurt, water, and sugar. But I wanted to color it with saffron which is one of my favorite spices. Saffron is derived from the dried stigmas of the saffron crocus (crocus sativus). The stigmas are red, but when soaked in water they render a vivid, golden hue. Beautiful!

Ingredients makes approximately 2 cups

  • 2 cups thick yogurt, chilled
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons  granulated sugar
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon saffron
  • 1 Tablespoon hot water
  • 1 pinch ground cardamom
  • 1 dash rose water, optional
  • dried rose petals for garnish, optional
  • saffron threads for garnish, optional

Procedure

Add saffron to hot water and let it stand for 10 minutes. Mix saffron water with rest of the ingredients and serve immediately. Top with garnishes, if using.

Comments

  1. Love a cold lassi! They are so refreshing and the perfect cooling drink with a spicy samosa. I love the pale yellow of yours, Camilla.

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  2. Definitely going to have to try this one! Sounds lovely! And the color is pretty too I bet!

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  3. I don't know that I've ever tried anything like this but it sounds delicious!

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  4. Two lassis being shared in this event has convinced me I need to make some.

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  5. I love saffron and saffron lassi is one of the must haves during the hot season. So flavorful and filling too.

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