Om shanti Om- pineapple, rose, ginger and cinnamon lassi

12 Nov

Pineapple, rose, cinnamon and ginger lassi

We saw a glimpse of the sunshine last weekend. We took my boy to feed the cows at the local temple and we walked in the cold, in the sun, wrapped up and smiling. The simple pleasures in life are much more fun when there is light. The sunshine makes such a difference to my mood and every time I say this my husband tells me how small the world is and how we could just go…go somewhere sunnier. Tempting.

The world is small isn’t it. Also at the weekend I was sending a very lovely and friendly magazine editor some insights into where to eat and what to eat in Amritsar. I talked to him about a very humble eatery that is very popular in Amritsar because they serve the best kulcha and lacha paratha. I remember seeing large and flash cars park outside the doors and send their staff in for paratha. I ate the best sheera at the golden temple which was made with the freshest, most luxurious ghee and I ate deep, brown, and earthy curries with a side portion of butter.

All of this was washed down with lassi. Salty, sweet, spiced, of fruity. They we thick and creamy, full of yoghurt and they settled any tingles of heat for the spices in the tummy. They also made me sleepy, which isn’t a bad thing.

With these relaxing thoughts, I needed a fix at the weekend and my foodie friends on twitter suggested lassi. It was mean to me.


300g fresh pineapple peeled and cut into chunks
500ml fresh, natural yoghurt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
5tbsp rose water
3/4 tsp ginger paste
2 tbsp agave nectar

1. Put the pineapple chunks, ginger, cinnamon and agave nectar in a pan and heat on a low to medium flame until they have softened and you can mash them. Take it off the heat and allow it to cool completely.
2. Mix the yoghurt, rose water,and pineapple chunks and then blitz them together until smooth.
3. Serve cold and add sunshine if possible.

10 Responses to “Om shanti Om- pineapple, rose, ginger and cinnamon lassi”

  1. Kavey November 13, 2013 at 10:37 am #

    Can never go wrong with a good lassi!

    • Deena Kakaya November 13, 2013 at 11:15 am #

      Thanks for the inspiration lovely Kavey xx

  2. kellie@foodtoglow November 13, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

    What a heady – dare I say sexy – combination. I love lassis. I usually make something like passionfruit or mango, but this sounds so gorgeous and perfumed

    • Deena Kakaya November 13, 2013 at 5:39 pm #

      Oooh Kelly, in thought the same thing 😉 I hope you’ll try it, lovely perfumes and it’s quite a lovely one to help in relaxed.

      In love mango or passion fruit lassi. Thanks so much for stopping by xxx

  3. Selma's Table November 13, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

    Lovely to share your reminiscing Deena…I love a sweet lassi – the original smoothie!

    • Deena Kakaya November 13, 2013 at 10:49 pm #

      Hello Selma, thanks so much for stopping by! I’m a salty girl xx

  4. Poppy November 17, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    Wow, I bet that is so refreshing!

    • Deena Kakaya November 17, 2013 at 6:00 pm #

      Hi Poppy, yes it is! Hope you’ll try it x

      • Poppy November 17, 2013 at 11:26 pm #

        Absolutely next time I have a pineapple!! 😀


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