Jun 18, 2013

Chocolate Lassi

Now my second twist to an Indian recipe with chocolate is a drink. Lassi is a very popular drink in North India. In South India we rarely have curd with sugar or butter milk with sugar. We have butter milk with salt, ginger and green chilli, some curry leaves this is called Masala majjiga in Telugu. This masala majjiga we have after our meal, But butter milk with sweet taste is not a favorite among telugu people. I don't know some how I like that sweet taste in butter milk.
Lassi 1                                             I have tasted Lassi many times, but what I have tasted in South India it's very different form North Indian Lassi. In North India They make lassi thick, creamy and topped with lots of cream on it.Few years back I have tasted Lassi in Varanasi, That is thick, creamy top with lot's of cream (malai) with a wonderful rose flavor and served in a matki(earthen bowl). And few months back I tried the same lassi in Amritsar where actually the lassi was born. Here also like Varanasi it is thick and creamy. Curd is the most important ingredient for this lassi. Curd should be fresh and sweet sour curd will spoil the taste it should be thick not watery. If you find curd watery then drain the extra water or you can hung the curd for few hours in the fridge. If you hung the curd in room temperature that will become sour. Saffron and rose water are the traditional flavors in lassi but you can give twist with any fruit pulp like Mango, Strawberry, banana. Today I am going to give my twist with Chocolate so let's check the recipe....
 
INGREDIENTS:---
Curd   -----200 gms (chilled)
Drinking chocolate  --- 2 tab sp
Milk chocolate bar ---  2 tab sp melted
Coco powder  --- 2 tea sp
Sugar   ---  2 tab sp ( I prefer less sugar you can add as your required)
Water  ---  1/4 cup
Few ice cubes
METHOD:---
Take all the ingredients in a blender jar and blend till they mix evenly.
Pour in to glass and top with chocolate shavings and some toasted almonds
Serve chilled.
This is my second post for Blogging Marathon 29th edition under Indian Fusion With Chocolate theme let's check other BM members recipes here

12 comments:

Srivalli said...

Very delicious treat, I had this in mind as well..will surely be trying it sometime..:)

Sapana Behl said...

Lassi with chocolate must be super yummy....

Priya Suresh said...

Super like, irresistible lassi,love to finish that whole glass.

kitchen queen said...

refreshing and tempting chocolate lassi.

Usha said...

Chocolate lassi! Nice

Chef Mireille said...

like a chocolate milkshake except with yogurt...love it!

sushma said...

WOw love ur idea of adding chocolate to lassi. Must try

Pavani N said...

Love this chocolate lassi.

vaishali sabnani said...

I have never been able to develop my taste for sweet curd, though Gujarat has so much variety with sweet curds and lassi.

Harini-Jaya R said...

very interesting chocolate lassi!

Manju said...

Such a nice twist, love the different variation of chocolate addition.

Preeti Garg said...

Lovely variation of chocolate in lassi