Lassi/buttermilk has been my favorite beverage since my childhood, be it salted and mildly spiced or mango or kesar (saffron), you name it and I will gulp it down like a meal. My better half likes to sip his lassi over the course of the meal, savoring the taste with every bite of food. I am more of the gulp kind, I love to have my mouth fill up with gulps of lassi goodness. As a result I end up making a meal out of it and I’m not ashamed to say I have stolen multiple sips from him after I have happily had mine. I have been seen ordering multiple glass of lassi for myself :), you tend to get judged when you do things like that at a fine dining place. But in the comfort of your own home, you could be drinking lassi from a hose or your blender jar…it’s a perk you enjoy with only homemade lassi.
This lassi is made from gulkand. Gulkand is a sweet preserve made from rose petals. It is available at any Indian grocery store and has a beautiful rose aroma. It has some great health benefits, I am not going to get into the details of that but let’s just say it tastes amazing and is really good for you.
4 cups home made yogurt
6 tbsp gulkand (store bought)
6 tbsp rose syrup
1 tsp green cardamom powder
Makes 6 -7 wine glasses of rose lassi
Blend together in a blender, serve garnished with rose petals. If the yogurt is a bit sour and lassi is not sweet add desired amount of sugar, I did not have to add any as both gulkand and rose syrup are sweet.
I don’t think anything can be as day as this :) You can pair it with Indian food, or even serve it with dessert, pairs so well with gulab jamun.