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Beetroot Lassi-Simple and Tasty
Beetroot smoothie is a delicious cooling drink, especially for summer.
Making a smoothie with beets is simple, healthy and refreshing.
Today on the FoodieMondayBlogHop we are exploring #239 Cool Lassi. Our hostess today is Mayuri from Mayuri's Jikoni. Mayuri is an awesome Chef and I want to try her Celery Greens and Apple Juice. Just waiting for the Curfew to be lifted so I can get some supplies.
The main ingredient in making any buttermilk is, of course, curds or yoghurt but today you will need beetroot too. You have the choice of making your Chukandar Lassi sweet with sugar or honey but since we prefer salted buttermilk I have used cumin and salt.
I would have definitely loved to add some mint in my lassi but with the curfew etc I am making do with what I have. My elder daughter who is down from Bangalore will prefer her lassi without beets, but with ginger and chilli. So that will happen tomorrow. The younger one wants Green Smoothie that will happen sometime later.
What is Lassi?
Lassi a popular thick, creamy drink, in the Indian sub-continent made by blending curds or yoghurt with
- Salted lassi: just salt and curds and water.
- Masala lassi: Spices like cumin, ginger, chilli, asafoetida along with curds and water.
- Sweet lassi: curds, sugar, water and cream.
- Fruit lassi: curds, sugar, water, fruits and cream.
- Then there is Piyush where shrikhand is blended with curds and water.
- Then there is cannabis-infused lassi called bhang lassi.
Is there a difference between lassi and Chaas?
Yes, Chass is definitely more watery than lassi and there is no butter in it.
When do we serve lassi?
Lassi is traditionally served after a meal or with a meal. Then that does not stop us from drinking it when we need a refreshing drink. The salt and sugar in the lassi are important to restore the salt balance in the body.
Beetroot: I used a small beet must be around 50 grams in weight. Wash, peel and slice the beet before wrapping in the foil to bake it. I sliced it as it needs lesser time to roast.
Curds: Use full cream curd to get the delicious taste. You can use skimmed curds too but I like my buttermilk creamy.
Cumin powder: I always have cumin powder at home. Roast the jeera on low flame in a skillet stirring constantly till the colour changes. Cool and powder.
Asafoetida or hing: is an anti-flatulent and hence I use it. You can avoid it if you do not like the taste.
Salt: to taste. You can use rock salt too. Use sugar if you want your lassi sweet.
Roast the beat in a foil after you wash and slice it.
- Peel and blend with water till fine puree in the blender with little water.
- Add all the other ingredients except water and blend.
- Adjust the consistency with water.
- A small beetroot
- 250 ml curds
- 200 ml of water
- 3 teaspoon cumin powder
- ¼ teaspoon hing/asafoetida
- Salt to taste
- Wash, peel and slice the beet.
- Wrap the beet in an aluminium foil and bake at 200C/390F and bake till soft. I needed 10 minutes.
- Let the foil cool completely then remove the beetroot.
- Add the slices to the blender with 1 cup water and crush the beets till you get a fine paste.
- Next add the curds, cumin powder, salt and hing.
- Run the blender till you get a nice homogenous mixture. Take care not to beat for long or the butter will separate.
- Adjust the thickness.
- Serve immediately.
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The Girl Next Door says
Love the addition of roasted beetroot to the lassi! It has imparted such a pretty pink colour to the drink. I'm sure it tasted just as beautiful as it looks. 🙂
Mayuri Patel says
I'm sure with mint beetroot lassi would taste so delicious. I sometimes make it but add a curry leaves and jeera tadka. Like you I prefer namkeen lassi over sweet ones. Love how you've coated the rim of the glasses with the spice mixture.
Sujata Roy says
Beetroot lassi glass looks so beautiful Archana. Loved the coated rim of the glass. Roasted beetroot and cumin powder wow I can imagine the taste and flavour. Next time I will try your version of lassi. Beetroot definitely made this lassi more nutritious.
Beetroot adds a nice colour and nutrition to the lassi. Love this nutritious treat . I can drink this lassi anytime . Awesome Archana .
Beetroot lassi looks very beautiful with natural beet root Color. Loved the part of adding hing di, surely it tasted very aromatic. Bookmarking to try this healthy lassi soon di .
Thanks for this recipe, perfect timing. I have a big size beetroot and was wondering what all I can do with it. This looks like a refreshing drink and must try
😀 I know I saw the huge beetroot you picked up.
Wow.. look at the pink beauty. very refreshing, cooling and healthy lassi. Roasted beetroot will elevate the flavor.
I love this lassi particularly the roasted beetroots 🙂
Such a refreshing and filling drink for the summer ! I love the simple presentation as well here ..
Thanks, Sasmita. I have no time when it comes to elaborate presentation.
loving the addition of Hing here... simple and tasty indeed and prefect for summers !
Bless my food by Payal says
You have titled it "Beetroot Lassi - simple and tasty"...but I would like to add few more words to it. Unique, different, innovative, creative and outstanding. Definitely a worth trying recipe.
Wow! Thanks for the other complimentary word. I am grateful.
That is such a colorful and refreshing lassi. Love the use of beets to make lassi - will try this soon. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Poonam bachhav says
Love the gorgeous color of this beetroot lassi. With the roasted beets going in I am sure it is a healthy and delicious treat.
Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey says
Hot weather and a beetroot lassi glass in my hand, just a dream at the moment, so cold here. Lassi is inviting.