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PAPITA LASSI OR PAPAYA LASSI

March 30, 2012 3:06 pm 0 comments

Papaya Lassi, wow! Have you ever tried this recipe before?

Summer and each one of us think of re-creating new drinks or smoothies apart from the regular plain lassi. Lassi is delicious refreshment that is often served in restaurants or made in most North Indian households. You could make a yummy sweet or savory lassi. They are divine, soothing and exceptional refreshments that would quench your dry palates on summer days.

Kids love having chilled juices, smoothies or fruit mocktails apart from the popularly sold variety of branded cool drinks. Fruit drink are yummy, delicious to taste and nutritious too. They look attractive, fun to drink and healthful. Papaya lassi is an ideal fruit drink for a sensational summer served with plenty of finger food and festive appetizers. It is rich, creamy and refreshing. Papaya lassi is the perfect drink for using tropical fruits and keeping cool.

Generally summers is all about lazy days, staying indoors or spending time in your garden in the evening having an exotic drink and mainly quenching your thirst and cooling down with a appetizing Papaya lassi, mango lassi, pista lassi or angoor lassi (grapes lassi).  You could also start your day with a nice lassi which would kick start with delight.  Papita Lassi is basically a typical Indian yoghurt refreshing drink packed with tropical flavours and makes a great match with spicy food. This refreshing Indian yogurt drink is packed with tropical flavour and makes a great match with spicy food. Cool, thirst quenching and a treat for the taste buds with hints of mint and tangy lemon juicy. Cool and refreshing, this fruity thirst-quencher makes a great drink to complement rich spicy Punjabi food. This beautiful pink drink is the perfect non-alcoholic cocktail for summer parties

The papayas in India are a revelatory experience. Their texture is dense, and juicy, their flavour floral and rich. Cutting into a perfectly-ripened papaya, their aromatic seed gleaming is just lovely. Add a sprinkle of lime juice and a pinch of black pepper and that’s it, your mind will be blown. Papaya lassi is full of sweetness and tang; this dreamy drink will cool you off and transport you to the next world (paradise). Papaya lassi has an amazing color, velvety and creamy texture blended with fruit and yoghurt. All ingredients get incorporated well in the lassi.

In India, papaya lassi are made with fresh, local fruits and their flavour is more subtly rosy than its mango counterpart. This papaya lassi is great as a snack and fantastic accompanying any spicy foods. It will soothe and calm heat and is very good for digestion. . A juicy, ripe papaya is worth waiting for, moreover a glass of fruity papaya lassi would make the difference and spice in life. Lassi can be made with any fruit. Eating papaya is extremely healthy and it is wonderful for the digestive system and is packed with vitamins A, B and C. They are also naturally sweet to taste hence you can check and add the required quantity. Papaya is excellent for the human body. Eating this excellent fruit can help in keeping you healthy and strong.

Normally in India or Indian restaurants, a lassi can be served plain, salted, sweetened or with fruit, sometimes even with spices like chili, cardamom or cumin. When a fruit like papaya is added, this delicious drink is served as a dessert rather than a drink with a meal. Papayas are power fruit. It is not only delicious fruit to eat but also contains abundant health benefits and medicinal values. It can be just cut into pieces and eaten or made into a delicious smoothie or milkshake.

To prepare this delicious and mouth-watering Papita Lassi, firstly peel the skin, remove the pips and cut in cubes. Beat or blend plain yogurt, then add water and beat or blend again. Add mashed papaya with all the seasonings (that includes freshly ground Black Pepper Powder (Pisi Kaali Mirch), Cold Water, Ice Cubes, Lime Juice (Nimbu Arakh), Mint Leaves (Pudina), Papaya (Papita), Plain Yogurt, Salt to taste) and beat or blend again until smooth and silky. Pour in individual glasses. Garnish with mint and serve cold.

This papaya lassi can also be served as a refreshing dessert after a hot curry meal. Feel free to experiment with different kinds of fruit and spices.

Note: This recipe is easily adaptable to most of the fruits. You can use banana or mango (or berries are great, not traditional in Indian dishes) with great results.

Those who are fond of yogurt would love this one. This is simple yet delicious and very filling beverage. Just blend yogurt with water or milk along with sugar and serve with ice cubes as plain lassi. Add dry-fruits to give a crunchy taste. Blend strawberries with lassi to make Strawberry Lassi.

Papaya contains natural fiber, carotene, vitamin C and essential minerals. It also contains enzymes like arginine and carpain. Papaya is good for skin and used for making face packs and skin lightening creams. Papaya makes the skin glow as it contains the enzyme papain which helps to dissolve dead skin, thus imparting a fresh and clean glow to the face.

Papaya is a fruit high in fiber which lowers cholesterol levels. Papaya contains antioxidants which prevents the cholesterol from oxidizing. When cholesterol in the body gets oxidized, it can lead to heart-attacks. The anti-oxidants in papaya also help in controlling premature ageing, which helps to give a young look.  It also contains a high amount of potassium and the flesh of papaya is very high in Vitamin A.  Papaya is an incredible fruit low in calories and high in nutritive value and is an excellent food for those on a diet.

All the parts of the papaya fruit are useful and beneficial. Right from the seeds to the papaya leaves and the flesh of the fruit, all of it has some value. Both the inside and the outside of the fruit can be utilized .Thus no part of the fruit is useless or goes as a waste. Thus, if you love eating papaya, it is great because along with savouring the taste you are also ingesting all the benefits associated with eating the fruit, which will result in good health for you!

So, go ahead and eat plenty of those papayas and try new recipes with it to include in your regular diet!! To get the detailed recipe, click on the link below:

http://www.vahrehvah.com/Papita+Lassi+:1929

Enjoy Cooking!

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