21 March 2016

Strawberry Thandai Lassi

           Indian food is amazingly well-designed and balanced to suit the changing seasons, and seasonal availability of vegetables as well. With the Spring equinox, when days become longer and warmer (hotter, even!) the focus shifts to foods that provide the body much needed energy and keep it cool at the same time. Thandai is one such power drink. Inspired by my co-bloggers who came up with wonderful Thandai-based recipes for the 31st Bloghop (that I missed!!), I tried my own fusion. (Thandai recipe courtesy :Alka Jena. Link mentioned below)
Ingredients :
Fresh Curds - 2 cups
Diced Strawberries - 1 cup
Powdered sugar - 1/ 2 cup
Thandai masala powder - 2 tbsps (recipe here)
Whole medium-sized strawberries  - a few
Method :
1. Add the curds, diced strawberries and sugar in a mixer jar and blend well. Alternately, use a hand blender if you do not want the strawberries too finely ground.
2. Add the thandai masala and blend again. Check for taste and add more if you need it spicier.
3. Transfer to a bowl and carefully pour into serving glasses. Cut small wedges into the whole strawberries and garnish the glass rims with it.
Refrigerate and serve chilled.