17 June 2014

Banarasi Lassi | Sweet Lassi

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Banarasi Lassi

Banaras style sweet lassi ,served with rabdi and malai.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook time: -
Serves: 2
  1. Thick yogurt- 2 cups(recipe below)
  2. Sugar-1 to 2 tbsp( or according to taste)
  3. Rabdi / Rabri- 2 tbsp
  4. Almonds,sliced- 2 to 3 tsp(optional)
  5. Saffron strands -to garnish( optional)
  • In a bowl ,whisk ( using a whisk or  mathu-wooden whisk) together yogurt and sugar until combined.
  • Pour this into serving bowls and add top with rabdi/rabri.Garnish with almonds and saffron strands.Serve immediately.

    Ingredients to prepare yogurt:
    1. Full fat milk- 2 cups
    2. Yogurt ( with live culture)-1 to 2 tbsp
    1. In a heavy bottomed pan,bring milk to a boil.Reduce flame to low and cook for about 5 to 10 minutes ,or until it turns slightly thick.Stir well in between to avoid burning.Allow it to cool until luke warm .Add yogurt and mix well.
    2. Pour this into a jug /bowl and back to the first one.Repeat this few times so that the yogurt is mixed well with the milk.
    3. Pour this into  shallow vessel /clay pot ,cover and keep aside in a warm place for about 5 to 8 hours or until set.

    4. NOTES
  • You can also add 1 or 2 tbsp of malai /cream to the lassi ,if desired.
  • Garnish with 1 or 2 tsp finely chopped pistachios ,if desired.
  • Adjust the quantity of sugar according to your taste.


  1. love this soft and creamy lassi.. Nice and yumm..

  2. The first picture looks really moody and love the compositikn with same set of colors..and the recipe is perfect for scorching summers around


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