Lassi is a nutrient rich, healthy drink made from fermented milk or yogurt, native to India. Punjab is considered as the original birthplace for this great drink
But, Varanasi is famous for Lassi. Whoever visits Varanasi will definitely taste the famous Lassi of Varanasi lanes. I have enjoyed this great drink during my stay of 2 complete decades in Northern India.
We, Accountants of Cement Corporation, used to attend Board meetings of the company along with Auditors in Varanasi 5 star hotels. Each trip used to be for 3 days and daily, we used to go into the narrow lanes of Godowlia, a famous center in Varanasi, to enjoy the lassi.
You can make many varieties of lassi. Sweet lassi is made adding sugar or honey. Salt lassi is made by adding salt (either normal salt or black salt). Different tastes of spices are added to prepare spicy lassi like pepper, cardamom, mint leaves, cumin seeds ( green or black), etc. The lassi featured in above image is made of mint leaves also known as pudina.
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