Hi, Ray here again.
Apart from a nice cold beer, one of the best drinks to have with a curry is a lassi. A lassi is really easy to make and usually has only a few ingredients – yogurt, cardamom seeds (or pods) and the taste ingredient, such as mango or strawberry. I decided to make the banana lassi from the range of Curry Focus drink recipes.
I bought the yogurt and bananas whilst out shopping.
And it really was a simple recipe to follow. I put the yogurt, cardamom seeds and bananas into the food processor, flicked the switch and the lassi was ready in a couple of minutes. All I had to do was pour the lassi into glasses and pop the glasses into the fridge for a couple of hours.
And this was where the first unexpected problem became evident because there was only enough lassi to fill just under 3 tall glasses. The second problem was when I took the drinks out of the fridge because the lassi was too thick. We managed to drink the banana lassi through the straws but it was heavy going.
But the lassi itself tasted just great. It was a lovely, refreshing, drink that was a bit tart and which was a good drink to have with a curry. It received an average taste score of 7.5 out of 10 with a spice/heat rating of “None”.
I’ve looked at the ingredients and figured out that maybe there should be more yogurt in the recipe. If 1 2/3 cups makes just less than 3 glasses of thick lassi, maybe 2 1/3 cups (580g or 20 oz) of yogurt would make enough to fill 4 glasses and the resultant lassi would be a bit thinner. I’ll try that combination of ingredients next time.
I forgot to take a pic of the banana lassi – not very professional of me.