fasting. In mosque whole Quran is read and completed during the
Ramadan night prayer’s which is called ‘Taraweeh’. I feel day and night are
short during Ramadan. The elders in the family say practice a good habit during
the Holy month of Ramadan and keep it going for rest of your life….which I always
do…. Praying five times a day, reciting Quran, listening to the holy words
preached by elder’s in the family, shopping, cooking, inviting friends and
relatives to Iftaar parties, attending Iftaar parties, feasting on delicacies
and planning for the big day Eid is all part of Ramadan celebrations. It is
said that if a man lives an average life span than he will experience Ramadan
in all seasons…..
important role during fasts….to keep us hydrated from sunrise to sunset….it is
important to take lots of fluids upon ending the fast. So apart from
water…Sherbets (drinks) like lemonade, roohhafza, lassi etc. are included in
the menu. By keeping this in mind, I have come across with this healthy and
yummy lassi recipe, which is refreshing and rejuvenating…….
As we all know oats which are available in specialty food store are best in lessening the bad cholesterol from the body whereas cumin/jeera
helps in solving the indigestion/constipation problems and coriander leaves adds nice taste to the lassi whereas dry rose petals give an
soothing look to the lassi. So here is a simple recipe to boost up your energy
levels and keep you rocking during the fasts….moreover it is easy to make too…..so
try this to beat the heat and to keep yourself hydrated.
- ½ cup thick Curd/Yogurt
- 1½ cup chilled Water
- 2 tbsp. Quaker Oats, lightly roasted and powdered
- ½ tbsp. Jeera/Cumin, freshly roasted and grounded
- 2-3 tbsp. fresh minced coriander, slightly pressed with hand
- ½ tbsp. dry Rose petals, optional
- Whisk curd to avoid lumps and add in oats powder. Whisk
again and add chilled water and salt. Whisk well.
- Serve chilled by adding fresh jeera powder, coriander leaves
and rose petals.
- Last but not least add your ‘love’ to make the dish ‘YUMMY’.
store in an air tight container. I use spoonful’s of oats powder to thicken up
some soups, in roti making or in Idli or dosa batter or even in veg kebab’s. It
is wlays handy when stored like that. You can play around with flavours on
making out this lassi. I sometimes add tbsp. of fresh lemon juice to add that
zing to the lassi.
varieties in it…to name a few, you can try upon fruit flavored lassi’s like
mango, banana, strawberry, lemon etc. You can make sweet lassi’s by adding
sugar or honey. You can even make tempered lassi or even flavor it by adding
ginger etc. In some places fresh thick cream/malai is added on top of lassi
on the image below: