Monday, 27 May 2019

Dry Fruit and Nut Lassi

Dry fruit and nut lassi is an exotic variety of our very popular lassi. Many of you are aware what is lassi especially people from India and neighbouring countries. However if you are not aware what is lassi ---let me tell you, Lassi is a yogurt based traditional summer cooler. This is a popular Summer drink from Northern part of India very specifically from Punjab.

Before the freedom the lassi was a popular drink from undivided Punjab. Now it  has crossed all the boundaries and become popular across the globe. Nowadays you can see lassi retail chains too and these lassi shops are quite doing well especially during Summer. It feels good to see that certain traditional foods have made their own identity in this competitive fast food world and next generations are liking these traditional food habits and hope they will carry on this legacy.

Lassi in a glass

Classic lassi is the most famous version of lassi prepared with thick yogurt without any particular flavour. However, some people prefer to add rose essence into this. Whenever we have our dinner in a Punjabi restaurant, a tall glass of lassi is must with the meal.

Apart from classic flavour of lassi I also like fruit flavours of lassi. For example: mango lassi, strawberry lassi.

Recently I tried chocolate lassi, but I didn't like it. I don't know where I went wrong. I think I would try this once again to check whether this combo of yogurt and chocolate really works or not!

These days my life is busy as my professional commitment has increased so I hardly get ample time to devote  for my passion of food blogging. After the failure of chocolate lassi I tried another new flavour of dry fruits and nuts lassi. This time it was total hit. This is a filling drink and will help you energise during Summer days. I have used dates, raisins, cashews and almonds in my dry fruit and nut lassi. You can use your choice of fruit starting from walnut, pistachios, black raisins or any dry fruits and nuts you like.

Dry Fruit and Nut Lassi


Thick curd / yogurt - 1 cup, chilled
Dates - 2 or 3, seedless
Cashew nuts - 4 to 5, few for garnishing
Almonds - 3 to 4
Raisins - 8 to 10, few for garnishing
Sugar - 11/2 teaspoon
Milk - 2 tablespoon
Tutti Frutti - 1 tablespoon for garnishing


1. Soak the almonds in Luke warm water for 10 to 15 minutes and peel the outer skin.
2. Take cashew, raisins, sugar, dates in a blender jar and blend until smooth.
3. Next add peeled almonds and blend once again.
4. Now beat the curd and add it to blender. Blend smooth.
5. Next add milk and blend a smooth mixture.
6. Pour it in a tall glass and garnish with raisins, chopped nuts and tutti-frutti and serve immediately.

Lassi with dry fruits



  1. Must be very tasty with the combo of nuts and yoghurt!

  2. cool & refreshing drink for summer..........loved it.

  3. This lassi sounds very delicious. Never had this before. Soon I am going to try with my coconut milk curd.

  4. Lassi with nuts and dates sounds interesting though never had it in North.. looks so refreshing and filling, perfect cool cool drink for the summers!!

  5. Simply an awesome post. It must have tasted yum.

  6. We love lassi here and this loaded one sound really good.

  7. This is refreshing drink for summer, with all the nuts it must be tasty. Cannot say no to this lassi.

  8. A wonderful summer treat. Haven't made these in a long time. I usually like to add cream too, it gives a good texture to lassi. Try chocolate lassi with coco powder rather than chocolate, hope that works for you, all the best 👍🏻😊

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