How to make Kesar Elaichi Lassi -

The well known North Indian drink gets a twist – saffron flavoured yogurt based drink served with Indian sweetmeats

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Yogurt (दही), Saffron

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Beverages

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Kesar Elaichi Lassi

Kesar Elaichi Lassi Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Kesar Elaichi Lassi Recipe

  • Yogurt whisked 4 cups

  • Saffron a few strands

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Warm milk 2/3 cup + tablespoon

  • Rose syrup 1 tablespoon

  • Powdered sugar 10 tablespoons

  • Ice cubes a few

  • Pedas crushed 4

  • Rabdi 4 tablespoons

  • Almonds slivered 10-12

  • Pistachios slivered 10-12


Step 1

Soak saffron in one tablespoon of warm milk and set aside.

Step 2

Combine yogurt and the remaining warm milk in a bowl and blend with a hand blender.

Step 3

Add green cardamom powder, rose syrup and powdered sugar and blend some more.

Step 4

Add saffron milk and mix. Add ice cubes and stir.

Step 5

Pour into individual glasses, add crushed pedas and rabdi on top. Garnish with slivered almonds and pistachios and serve chilled.

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