Are you looking for beverage recipe to make the upcoming festival Holi even more special? Try this refreshing, fragrant and delicious Rose Lassi. Essence of this colourful festival lies in feasting with friends and families. The exciting and irresistible flavours of this lovely pink hued lassi is sure to impress your guests and bound to make your festival special and colourful. This lassi recipe is perfect for any Indian festivals such as Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali, Sankranthi, Ugadi.
Rose lassi is a super refreshing, fragrant and delicious yogurt drink that is perfect on any special occasion. In general any lassi such as mango lassi, masala lassi, dry fruit lassi or just plain lassi is well-known as thirst quencher during summer. Along with lassi chilled smoothies and milkshakes such as Pineapple Banana Smoothie, Strawberry Banana Milkshake are kid’s approved and healthy recipes. Check out the home-made rose syrup recipe that I have made and used in super delicious Rose Milk Tea.
How to make perfect lassi?
Making lassi at home is quick and easy, but making perfect lassi might be little tricky. Yogurt and milk are the two main ingredients that I consider as deciding factors of a perfect lassi. The texture and creaminess of lassi depends on quality of yogurt we use. Ratio of milk and yogurt decides the rich and perfectly thick consistency of lassi. I managed to make the creamy and rich rose lassi after trying different ratio and different brands of yogurt. I suggest using greek yogurt or any thick natural yogurt and do not use any ice cubes after blending as it thins down the lassi. Instead chill lassi in refrigerator before serving.
Is rose lassi recipe adaptable?
Yes!! this recipe is totally adaptable to suit your preferred taste. You could add little honey or sugar to sweeten the lassi (I didn’t add any as rose syrup has enough sweetness). Generally lassi tastes best when served thick and creamy, but feel free to add more milk or chilled water to thin it down. You may swap crushed cardamom for cardamom seeds. You could add a dash of rose-water to enhance the fragrance.
How to make rose lassi
1 cup = 250ml ; 1 tbsp = 15ml
Chilled natural yogurt: 2 cups
Chilled Milk: 1/3 cup
Rose syrup: 1/2 cup
Cardamom seeds: 1 tsp
Pistachios: 1 tsp, chopped
Almonds: 1 tsp, chopped
Edible dried rose petals: few
Place yogurt, milk, rose syrup and cardamom in a blender.
Blend until lassi becomes smooth and frothy.
Pour lassi in glasses, garnish with dry fruits (pistachios, almonds) and rose petals.
Serve refreshing, fragrant and delicious rose lassi.
Adjust milk while blending depending on your required consistency.
Add little more milk to get slightly thin consistency.
You could use store-bought rose syrup such as rooh-afza if you don’t have enough time to make rose syrup at home.
You might have to cut down rose syrup if using store-bought stuff. I would suggest to add half the quantity required and check the sweetness and fragrance of rose syrup after blending. Add more syrup if necessary.
Keep lassi in refrigerator if you wish to serve later.
You can store lassi upto 2 days in refrigerator.
As I have used homemade rose syrup(didn’t add any artificial food colouring) the lassi has turned light pink, lassi might turn bright and vibrant pink with store-bought rose syrup as it has artificial food colouring.
Rose Lassi ( Rose flavoured yogurt drink)
1 cup = 250ml ; 1 tbsp = 15ml
- 2 cups Chilled natural yogurt
- 1/3 cup Chilled Milk
- 1/2 cup Rose syrup
- 1 tsp Cardamom seeds optional
- 1 tsp Pistachios chopped
- 1 tsp Almonds chopped
- few Edible dried rose petals
- Place yogurt, milk, rose syrup and cardamom in a blender.
- Blend until lassi becomes smooth and frothy.
- Pour lassi in glasses, garnish with dry fruits (pistachios, almonds) and dried rose petals.
- Serve refreshing, fragrant and delicious rose lassi.
This post is a part of Desi Bloggers Connect #holikerang. Check out co-bloggers Holi special recipes below;
Moong Dal Ladoo by Jagruthi
Thandai Ghujiya by Lata Lala
Methi Mathri by Amrita Roy
Kesar Phirni by Priya Srinivasan
Thandai by Geetanjali
Gujiya by Avin Kohli
Mawa Kachori by Swati
Thandai and Dry Fruits Barfi by Sapana
Papaya Halwa by Jayasree
Thandai Chia Pudding by Mayuri
Thandai Powder by Ruchi
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Do let me know if you make this fragrant and delicious Rose Lassi. I love to get feedback from readers.