Recognized as one of the leading Ayurveda Schools and Ayurvedic Health Spas outside of India.
Recognized as one of the leading Ayurveda Schools and Ayurvedic Health Spas outside of India.

Spicy Lassi

© 1994, Excerpted with permission from Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing
by Usha and Dr. Vasant Lad

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Serves 4

2 cups water
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 Tbs Sucanat or other sugar (or to taste)
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp fresh, grated ginger OR 1/4 tsp dry ginger

Doshic Notes
Good for all doshas, especially kapha.
Blending the yogurt kindles the agni principle.
Vata = Pitta = Kapha =

Preparation

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend for 1-2 minutes. Adjust sugar according to taste and dosha.

Ayurveda recommends that you have a warm drink with your meal to help with digestion, but that the quantity should be no more than a cup.

At the end of a meal, a cup of lassi—made with diluted yogurt or buttermilk—can be a good aid to digestion.

Since this recipe is balancing for kapha, it can even be consumed in winter.