Chopped pistachios and almonds for garnishing, as required
Rose petals for garnishing, as required
In a blender, add all the ingredients like yogurt, milk, sugar, cardamom powder, and ice cubes.
Close the lid and blend until smooth and frothy. Adjust milk (or water) and icecubes quantity based on the consistency you like. Rich and luscious sweet Punjabi Lassi is ready.
To serve, pour in a tall glass and garnish (optional) with some sliced pistachios, almonds, and some dry rose petals (to make it fancier). Enjoy!
Yogurt - Preferably use homemade full-fat yogurt that is fresh and not too sour in taste. Sour yogurt will need more sugar to sweeten lassi.For creamier lassi - Use chilled whole milk (full fat) yogurt (or greek yogurt) and milk combo.For a lighter lassi - replace full-fat with reduced-fat or low-fat yogurt and milk but that won't result in an authentic lassi taste.For thicker lassi - reduce the amount of water or milk.For vegan lassi - replace with almond milk and yogurt or any vegan-based option. Flavor options - a dash of rose water and few strands of saffron can also be added to the lassi along with cardamom. You can also skip them. Sweetener - Adjust sweetness to your taste. Instead of sugar, you can also use honey or jaggery. Substitutes will change the taste slightly.