Rose Lassi with a healthy twist

Mallika Basu - Rose Lassi with a healthy twist

When summer finally arrives, what better than Rose Lassi - ice cold churned yoghurt fragranced with heady rose to cool things down? Traditionally, Rose Lassi is made with Rooh Afza, a sugary red tinted squash comprising a blend of herbs and floral essences including rose, vetiver and screwpine. A couple of capfuls of this in yoghurt or cold milk creates the refreshing summer drink Indians know and love. My version below uses the much easier to source rose essence. As this doesn’t give the lassi its signature pink hue, I have added a bit of cooked beetroot. The result is a fragrant cooling drink that’s bound to delight and has an added dose of good health.


Place everything in a blender and churn until smooth. Pour the rose lassi into glasses and decorate with rose petals to serve.

9 responses to “Rose Lassi with a healthy twist”

  1. Trina Nanda says:

    Looks yummy.. can’t wait to have it !!!!

  2. Trina Nanda says:

    Nice one….. I am already having a rose lassi craving!

  3. Liza Lee says:

    Look lip-smacking But I don’t like rose flavor.

    Can we add other flavors of the essence?

    Whatever you like! Enjoy M x

  4. Gargi says:

    Liza, try mango maybe. Or just put a couple crushed almonds/saffron.

  5. Taylor Reed says:

    Hmmm, I never tried roses yet but this is interesting. Actually, I was looking for Indian recipes for me to follow and learn then I bumped into this drink so I am really curious what is this all about. I’m gonna add this on my list of my yogurt drinks. Thanks a lot for this. More recipes to follow on your blog.

  6. swathi says:

    Nice one will try it soon

  7. This is really a nice drink for summer season. It makes body and mind cool. This is also good for health. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  8. Alex says:

    I’ve only gad Mango Lassi. This is definitely going to be different. I have a local Indian market that makes the best Mango Lassi. Thank you for sharing.

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