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10 January, 2015

Kefir and Turmeric Lassi

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A  new  year,  new  beginning.  The  thirty  below  zero  Celsius  temperatures  and  a  couple  feet  of  snow  outside  doesn’t  let  me  believe  that  there  is  a  ‘new’  anything.   We  are  in  the  middle  of  a  long  winter.  How  can  the  change  of  a  calendar  page  mean  the  beginning  of  everything  new.  January  could  be  just  any  other  month  of  the  year.  Yet  it  is  not.  It  is a  new  start.  Time  is  measured  in  linear  fashion,  length  of  time,   not  a  circle,  where  there  is  no  beginning  or  end.  How  hard  would  that  be.  How  suffocating  would  that  feel.  January  means  new  hopes,  new  possibilities,  new  resolutions  or  even  new  direction.    There  will  be  spring  coming  soon  bringing  life  to  nature.  Days  will  be  long  again.  Birds  will  be  back.  It  is  time  for  new  efforts,  new  plans,  new memories!  .

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.How  about  a  new  Lassi.  I  grew  up  with  yoghurt  lassi,  sweet  or  salty,  plain  or  with  fruits  added.  Kefir  is  new  too  me.  I  replaced  yoghurt  with  Kefir.  The health  benefits  are  many.  It  is  good  for  the  gut,  antimicrobial,  anti inflammatory,  helps  prevent  cancer,  helps  with  allergies..  Turmeric  has  health  benefits  as  mentioned  in  Ayurveda.  New  researches  are  confirming  what  Ayurveda  had  already  substantiated.  Mixing  the  two  could  only  be  a  win  win  situation.

The  inspiration  for  this  Lassi  came  to  me  while  reading  this  lovely  blog

I  wish  you  all  a  fantastic  new  year.

Recipe:

Serves  Two

Ingredients;

Kefir  ( Organic Meadow)                                                         2  cups

Fresh turmeric                                                                        One  inch  grated

Cumin  seeds                                                                         One  Tbsp

Kala  namak  (Rock  salt)                                                         To  taste

Ice  cubes  (Optional)

Method;

Dry  roast  the  cumin  seeds.  Coarse  grind  them  and  keep  aside.

In  a  blender,  blend  the  kefir,  grated  turmeric  and  salt  till  frothy.

Serve  in  tall  glasses  garnished  with  the  ground  cumin  seeds  and  few  pieces  of  grated  turmeric.

Inside  Scoop;

The  fresh  turmeric  stains  pretty  much  everything.  Wearing  a  pair  of  gloves  may  not  be  a  bad  idea.

Kala  Namak  is  available  in  Indian  grocery  stores  as  Rock  salt.

By  Ratna

2s COMMENTS

2 thoughts on : Kefir and Turmeric Lassi

  • February 23, 2015 at 6:01 am

    Wow, never thought of using turmeric in lassi / smoothie, but what a brilliant idea to make a healthy breakfast drink! Coincidentally, my blog is called Veggie Sutra 😉

    • Ratna
      February 23, 2015 at 2:53 pm

      Hi Veggie Sutra, Thanks for stopping by, I notice that we have same choice of words!

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