Cheese

Salted Lassi

August 10, 2015
Photo by A Brown Table
Author Notes

My favorite savory lassi is this salted version, which is seasoned with fresh mint leaves and a few thin slices of chile. You just mix salt, yogurt, and ice-cold water in a blender and then garnish the frothy liquid right before serving. Enjoy it with or after a spicy meal or in smaller amounts as a palate cleanser between different courses of a menu. —Nik Sharma

  • Makes 2
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup ice-cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • A few ice cubes, for serving (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon thinly sliced Thai chile
  • 4 large fresh mint leaves, julienned
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Place the yogurt, water, salt, pepper, and cumin in a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust salt if desired.
  2. Divide the lassi into two tall chilled glasses containing a little ice, if desired. Garnish each glass with half of the chiles and mint leaves. Serve immediately.

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Nik Sharma is the writer, photographer, and recipe developer behind A Brown Table, an award-winning blog that has garnered best-ofs from Saveur, Better Homes & Gardens, and the International Association of Culinary Professions. His weekly column, A Brown Kitchen, appears in the San Francisco Chronicle and has written for Saveur, Taste, Food52, Eater, among others. His first cookbook, Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food was released on October 2018. He was also featured in America, the Great Cookbook. Nik lives in Oakland, California.