The humidity in the air during summers leads to a dehydrated body, worn off mind and dry throat. We need and crave for more and more liquids to replace the fluids lost due to excessive sweating. The good thing is that we have a string of options of cold summer drinks to help us cool off. Out of them, lassi is seemingly one of the most loved ones. Lassi is a creamy beverage made by churning curd, which is then mixed with water, sugar and salt. The drink can be perked up by adding fruits, syrups or spices. Mango lassi, strawberry lassi, rose lassi are run-of-the-mill drinks made frequently in Indian households. Moving away from the ordinary, here we introduce you to a unique lassi made with papaya!
A glass of chilled lassi is a perfect combination of both taste and wellness. It is made of yogurt, which is excellent for gut health due to the presence of probiotics. It strengthens immunity and keeps weight in check. Add to it the goodness of papaya, and you have a wholesome beverage ready. Papaya is considered one of the healthiest fruits because of its stellar compound - papain - an enzyme, which smoothens out the digestion process along with imparting many other health benefits.
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Papaya is considered one of the healthiest fruits
Here's How You Can Make Papaya Lassi At Home -
Half cup of yogurt
Half cup water
1 teaspoon pumpkin seeds
2-3 tablespoons of sugar or honey
2 green cardamom pods
Method of preparation -
Step1 - Peel and cut half a piece of a large papaya into small chunks. Discard the seeds.
Step 2- Put papaya pieces and cardamom in a blender and blend till the papaya wilts and cardamom turns into a powder form.
Step 3 - Pour water, yogurt and sweetener and blend again.
Step 4 - Add some ice cubes to the drink or refrigerate it.
Step 5 - Grind the pumpkin seeds coarsely and garnish the lassi with it.
Note: You can increase or decrease the content of sugar as per your liking.
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The amalgamation of sweet and tang in the drink will bring in an obvious shift to your allegiance with all other regular lassis. If you don't like the taste of papaya, you can consume it in the form of lassi. The addition of cardamom and pumpkin seeds takes the flavour game of papaya lassi to the next level.