In such a hot summer when your throat is sticking like a glue being applied, then nothing works better than a glass of buttermilk which is traditionally called as lassi in local language of north India. I was carving for something cool and wanted to try out something new, but since i ran out of everything to use my creativity, i thought better stick to the old and the gold rule. Then i went ahead and made this jeera lassi in a couple of minutes. The ingredients as well as the process is so simple that anyone can try it out anytime. Though i mostly like sweet version of a lassi but this one for a change was good.
So lets get started with the list of ingredients:-
- Curd/yogurt 1 cup
- Salt to taste
- Roasted jeera/cumin seeds 1 tsp
- Red chilli flakes to garnish
- Ice cubes 2-3
Dry roast the cumin seeds/ jeera on a skillet till they turn black in colour and start leaving aroma. You may roast them in a large batch to be stored in a air tight container for future use.
Then take rest of the ingredients and put in a mixer and run the mixer for few seconds till all the things get well incorporated. If you want it to be light then mix additional water. Pour it in a glass and garnish with some chilli flakes and jeera seeds. Or else If you want that a butter should float on the top then run the mixer for longer duration and avoid mixing water as it will keep it thick this way.
So enjoy it chilled the way you like along with your lunch or as an appetiser before lunch.