Salty cumin lassi

    30 min

    The much-loved Indian lassi is actually most often savoury, not sweet. This salty lassi is flavoured with the traditional cumin for a tasty and refreshing drink.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons cumin seeds, or to taste
    • 2 scoops ice cubes
    • 250ml skimmed milk
    • 700g fat free natural yoghurt
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Toast the cumin seeds in a small frying pan over medium heat until they appear to be black and charred, about 8 minutes. Allow to cool to room temp; grind into a fine powder.
    2. Blend the ice, milk, yoghurt, salt and ground cumin together in a blender on high speed until smooth.


    You may want to add just half of the ground cumin to the blender, then taste and add more cumin as desired.

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    I've had cumin lassi's, and I was looking forward to making my first at home. You need to love, love, L-O-V-E cumin to enjoy this. It has so much cumin that it's the only thing that I could taste. IMO it needs the cumin reduced significantly (maybe start with just 1 tsp or less) and perhaps add some mint or fresh cilantro as a complement to the cumin. Sunaina, sorry for the bad review, but this recipe just didn't work for me.  -  12 Jun 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)