Thursday, 26 May 2011

Strawberry Lassi (smoothie)

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I cant believe I'm actually posting a recipe for a lassi, when I don't even like it that much. I'm not a big fan of smoothies and breakfast drinks...I don't even like fruity milk shakes for that matter, except the occasional mango lassi I share with Ro when we head to any Indian restaurant. 

Picked up strawberries thinking I'd make strawberry cupcakes and then changed my mind since it was too much work. I am also not craving any cake now, because I bought the awesomest banana loaf from Respect Organics and cant stop eating it. So, so, so moist, I cant stop at one slice. I can easily finish off the entire loaf but I'm struggling not to. (In my defence, its a really tiny loaf OK!)
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I made the lassi thinking I'd force it down Ro's throat, but even the non-fussy Ro didn't want it. So I had to force it down my throat and it was actually not that bad. I added loads of sugar and it did come close to my taste. I still had one glass left, but after rotting in the fridge for a day, I threw it out :(

I have to STOP making things I don't like, or things that have failed to come out well. Like the chiffon cake, for example,..I made it again yesterday and it was a disaster. Losing 3 eggs was sad, not to mention half a cup of honey and the other ingredients...sigh! 
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The strawberry lassi recipe is a no-brain recipe and why am I blogging it still..because I woke up this morn, completely enthu to write a post only to realize I didn't have anything interesting. Since I couldn't let my enthu-ness fizzle out, here's a brainless post from my end, with very lethargic pictures.

Fresh strawberries- 1/2 a pound (227gms), cleaned, hulled and halved
Sugar- 1/4 cup or as per taste
Honey- 2 tbsp (I loved how sweet it was)
Cold strawberry yoghurt- 1 cup (use plain yoghurt as substitute)
Salt- a pinch (optional)
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Puree the strawberries along with the sugar, honey and salt using an immersion blender.
Add the yoghurt and give it one more whizz, just to mix it all in.
Pour into individual glasses and top with a strawberry. I got about 3 medium size glasses full.
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Notes: Add milk instead of yoghurt if you don't want it too thick
I read somewhere that a pinch of cardamom will give it a nice flavour. Go on improvise.
Use ice cubes if you yoghurt isn't cold enough

44 comments:

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Aww... they are really v gorgeous ...
It does happen many a times!!

Prathima Rao said...

This is my fav!!! A perfect summer refresher...'Berry' good :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Ananda Rajashekar said...

oh neither i'm a lassi person, strawberry cupcake would be very nice now i'm intrude to try some...last pic is sensational and the pinkness is soothing!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

It really saddens me when some recipe doesn't come out properly :-( I Feel bad about wasting of time and ingredients.
Smoothie looks refreshing..And as usual lovely clicks
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Ms.Chitchat said...

Me, a perfect flavoured yoghurt person, love the recipe. Clicks are too tempting that I would be shopping for some strawberries this evening :):)

Priti said...

I like this too ..have in my space ..lovely space

Asha said...

Gorgeous looking Lassie... and as always loved reading your write up...

Kala said...

Strawberries are a plenty, and the lassi looks delicious:):) I would definitely give it a try:)

Rekha shoban said...

its healthy drink....surely kids will click!!beautiful presentation n click!

Raksha said...

This is such a interesting post :)
The clicks are superb.

Chitra said...

love the color...nice pics tooo

அனாமிகா துவாரகன் said...

Mouthwatering.
Anamika

Suja said...

Refreshing and yummy smoothie..looks gorgeous.

Biny Anoop said...

I must admit i do crave for lassi...not the sweet ones but chaas....but if u offer me sweet lassi my mouth will still water and the same is happening now looking at the pics..gr8 clicks and u have made it sound easy...

Rinku Naveen said...

Some days things don't turn out the way we want it to. Its o.k dear
I just loved the colours and clicks.

Sarah Naveen said...

I am a smoothie person..I dont like coffee and Tea , so have to take smoothies to get some vitamin C.
Amazing pics gal!!! loved the color so much

Vimitha Anand said...

Wonderful pics dear... They tempt me a lot... I made this some days back and we loved it... Yummy...

divya said...

looks super gorgeous and irresistible..yummy!!

kitchenmorph said...

you've managed quite a work out of your brainless post...cleverly by choosing starwberries i guess...tht's a darn good berry to be photographed.

i love milk shakes, smoothies...they're such a comfort drink.

Nithya said...

Its totally good about your enthu-ness ;) This recipe is of my kind, not so tough yet yummy. I love lassi and this will surely be my favorite. The child in me still likes anything pink :P

And come on.. these pics are awesome. Love the base and the colors in the pic and you are being too modest I say :)

Priya said...

Never say no to this irresistible lassi, fantastic clicks..

Swathi said...

Strawberry lassi looks dleicious, love them as such, whether as a fruit or in smoothie.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Yum, beautiful presentation as always :)

Sunanda said...

Lassi is my favorite drink..It looks yummmy!! lovely clicks..

Sunanda's Kitchen

Sobha Shyam said...

Gorgeous lassi...refreshing one..excellent clicks..

Vardhini said...

Lovely pictures .. strawberry and yogurt .. my favorites.

Vardhini
VardhinisKitchen

Turmericnspice said...

amazing clicks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deepti said...

Awesome Clicks Nisha....
Ohh U shudnt have thrown than away...
I like Milk instead of yogurt for strawberry shakes...

http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

JishasKitchen said...

wow..thats my fav...and your clicks look wonderful...yum yum

miri goes phishing! said...

the snaps are just gorgeous...like you i'm not a big fan of lassi either...n i prefer salted ones to sweet ones...but the snaps are just so so beautiful even i wouldn't mind drinking such a pretty thing....:)

Sarah said...

Im in love with your pics! they are so gorgeous!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Delicious creamy looking lassi...yummmmm

Kitchen Flavours said...

Love that gorgeous color....lassi is lloking refreshing, thick and yum....

Plateful said...

If that's the case girl, then I'd urge you to sink into more lethargy and bring on more such mind-blowing shots...!! :P Truly Nisha, the pics are splendid! Totally love the styling, color and soft lighting. And o yea, smoothies are my favorite drink -- gimme a tall glass and I'll happily skip dinner :)

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

This looks so soothing, lovely pictures.

Radhika said...

color looks so soothing and slurrrp....

foodfitnessfreshair.com said...

I love summer smoothies. I like to pair strawberries with frozen bananas for a naturally cool and no-sugar needed shake. Beautiful!

Reshmi said...

ahhh...looking gorgeous...beautifullooking lassi..

Hari Chandana said...

Wowww... refreshing and delicious drink.. looks absolutely amazing dear.. thanks for the recipe.. love the presentation too.. u rock dear :)
Indian Cuisine

aipi said...

I am refreshed only by seeing the pics ~ gorgeous pink lassi:)
US Masala

Sunshine And Smile said...

U are super funny :D :D Well, we have somethings in common.. 1st I am not afan of smootie .. lassi.. nah nah nah ! Give me cocktail .. gulp gulp gulp it goes down my throat ;)

2nd .. i have wasted eggs and flour multiple times and BUTTER just because i couldn't give up on making a perfect cookie recipe.. phew !!
www.sunshineandsmile.com

Aarthi said...

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Cool Lassi(e) said...

Lassi looks too tempting! A yummy post-workout drink, if you ask me!

Asiya said...

These looks so good I made them today. They turned out really good...unfortunately they were gone before I could take a picture!! I'll have to make them again so I can post on my blog! :) Thx for the great recipe!!!