A refreshing yogurt based summer drink with exotic and aromatic flavors of saffron and rose petals.
Hello, everyone. Summer is almost here, and temperatures are about to soar. Homemade summer drinks are anytime my go-to source for a thirst quencher. This week I am sharing two delicious drinks for your family. Today I have shared the recipe for Rose Lassi With Chia Seeds.
Lassi is an Indian version of a yogurt based drink. I remember having it during the hot summer months. I give this to my daughter too, and she loves it. Yogurt is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Due to the presence of the probiotics in it, yogurts eases digestion. It is a great addition to a child’s diet.
In the following recipe, I have mixed yogurt with rose syrup and rose preserve and added some saffron strands to give it an exotic flavor. To make it more nutritious, I have added some pre-soaked chia seeds in it.
Rose Preserve (Gulkand) is widely available online and can be bought from any Indian grocery store. According to Ayurveda, Rose preserve has its own health benefits. It is a powerful antioxidant as well as a great digestive tonic which helps improve appetite, improves digestion and corrects digestive problems. It has a calming effect on the nervous system and helps in reducing stress. I like to have the rose preserve just as is, especially during hot summer months. You can make the rose preserve at home too if you have access to lots of rose petals.
If you want an exotic breakfast drink for a change, then you should give this a try. This can be a great welcome drink too. Rose Lassi can be turned into popsicles as well, just add it to a popsicle mold and freeze it till it is set.
- 1 cup yogurt
- ½ cup water
- 7 to 8 ice cubes (optional)
- 2 tablespoon rose petal preserve (gulkand)
- 2 tablespoon rose syrup
- 1 tablespoon pre-soaked chia seeds in 2 tablespoons of milk
- ½ teaspoon rose water
- ⅓ teaspoon saffron strands
- Sugar to taste
- Start by soaking chia seeds for 15 minutes in milk. Set aside till required.
- Then in a blender, add all the ingredients including ice cubes except chia seeds.
- Blend everything together. Taste and adjust the sugar accordingly.
- Pour rose lassi into the serving glasses. Top it with the soaked chia seed.
- Garnish it with sliced dry fruits, nuts or saffron strands.
- Serve Rose Lassi chilled
This recipe was originally published at The Urban Spice.
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