A tall glass full of cool creamy sweet drink garnished with a generous amount of pistachios, so thick and full of 'malai' (cream) that you might need a spoon to eat it, rather than drink it.
Well, that's my memory of Lassi I had at a street side vendor in Delhi, some 5 years back. Ever since I have been on a hunt for similar lassi in various other cities, but in vain. Some lack the creaminess, some lack the right amount of sweetness, and some others the generosity of the quantity and pistachios. Nonetheless, we always have our own kitchen. So summer or not, having a nice creamy lassi loaded with pistachios and cream, at home is always a treat.
Yogurt - 1 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
Fresh Cream - 1/2 cup
Mango pulp - 1 and 1/2 cups (or 1 cup of chopped mangoes)
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Pistachios - 1-2 teaspoons chopped
Saffron - a pinch of crushed saffron
1. Blend Yogurt, Milk, Cream, Mango Pulp, Sugar and Cardamom powder all together in a blender.
2. Garnish with crushed saffron and pistachios.
3. Chill and serve.
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