Indian Style Avocado Lassi |Avocado Yogurt Smoothie


Indian Style Avocado Lassi or Avocado Yogurt Smoothie is a creamy and thick 4 ingredient lassi made using thick yogurt. It is a perfect breakfast smoothie or a meal in itself.

A glass full of thick, creamy and green colour, Indian Style Avocado Lassi, garnished with chopped pistachio and saffron strands

We Love Lassi. The plain yogurt lassi is something which is loved by my family. And I love to add different flavours and texture to make it into something different. 


The Theme

I had this avocado lying around and I was thinking of making a lassi out of it. Coincidentally for this week’s Foodied Monday Mayuri Ji announced the #239 theme as Cool Lassi, I was sure what I was making. And what a coincidence Mayuri Ji too prepared  a lassi, from Avocado , i.e. Avocado Mint lassi but the flavours are completely different. Do check her blog for various different traditional and yummy recipes.

Top view of Avocado Yogurt Smoothie

Flavour used in Lassi

So coming to today’s recipe, at first I thought I would add some mint and chilli. But I wanted this typical Indian flavour and it won. So what did I add for the Indian Flavour? Kewra Water. I just love this and it is like our Indian Vanilla essence. Few drops of this in any sweet dish enhances the flavour and takes it to the next level.

2 Glasses of Green Avocado Yogurt Smoothie being presented


So what is Kewra Water?

Kewra, keora or Kewda water is an extract from the flowers of Pandanus tree. The plant is native to South Asia. Used as a flavouring agent and comes in as a transparent liquid. It is much more used in the northern part of India.

Where is it Available?


It is generally sold in glass bottles and is available in Asian Shops. One can even shop online for the same. 


Uses of Kewra Water

As said earlier it is mainly used as a flavouring agent. Bengali Mithai like Rasgulla are at times dipped and soaked in Kewra water to give it more flavour. I even love to add it in Biryanis adds a rich aroma to it.

Closer look of thick, creamy and green colour, Indian Style Avocado Lassi, garnished with chopped pistachio and saffron strands

The main Ingredient Avocado

The main ingredient of this recipe is Avocado. As you all know Avocado is a fruit that is rich in healthy fats. It is naturally creamier and a rich source of fiber and potassium. I love to eat avocado on its own with a bit of salt and pepper or to make an Avocado Guacamole and use it as a spread.

Half Cut Avocado with the seed


Avocado Recipes

As it is rich in fat it is also a great substitute for butter. I have made this Whole Wheat Avocado Banana Muffins where Avocado is used instead of Butter. And when I want to indulge in a somewhat guilt free dessert I make this Avocado Chocolate Mousse or this No Bake Avocado Cheesecake


Is the Avocado ripe?

The biggest problem of Avocado is that we are not sure if it has ripened or is still unripe. I bring a mix of somewhat ripe and unripe avocados. This helps as they all do not ripe at the same time. Then I first check if the skin has turned dark green. Then I slowly try to create a thumb impression. If I can see the thumb impression, it is ripe, else not. (I will share pics next time).

Today’s recipe for Avocado Lassi is very simple. Just add all the ingredients in the blender and make a smooth puree.

Thickness of the Avocado Lassi shown using a spoon


Replacements

One can replace Kewra Water with Vanilla Essense


Here is the recipe for Indian Style Avocado Lassi (Avocado Yogurt Smoothie):

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe Avocado (around 130 grams)
  • 1 cup Thick Yogurt/Dahi
  • 4 tablespoon Demerara Sugar (one can use any sweetener of choice)
  • 2 tablespoon of Kewra Water
  • Chopped Pistachio (Used only for garnish – optional)
  • Few Kesar Strands (Used only for garnish – optional)

Preparation

  • De seed and Peel the avocado.
De-Seeded and cut Avocado added in blender
  • Add the avocado in a blender.
  • Top it with yogurt/Curd
Thick Yogurt/Curd
  • Add Sugar and Kewra Water
Sugar and Kewra Water added in blender
  • Blend into a smooth and creamy consistency.
  • Garnish it with chopped pistachio and saffron strands (Optional)


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Indian Style Avocado Lassi
Indian Style Avocado Lassi |Avocado Yogurt Smoothie
Indian Style Avocado Lassi or Avocado Yogurt Smoothie is a creamy and thick 4 ingredient lassi made using thick yogurt. It is a perfect breakfast smoothie or a meal in itself.
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: American, Indian
Keyword: Avocado, Kewra Water, less than 5 ingredients, No Cook Recipe, PartyFood, Smoothie, Yogurt
Ingredients
  • 1 ripe Avocado (around 130 grams)
  • 1 cup Thick Yogurt/Dahi
  • 4 tablespoon Demerara Sugar (one can use any sweetener of choice)
  • 2 tablespoon of Kewra Water
  • Chopped Pistachio (Used only for garnish – optional)
  • Few Kesar Strands (Used only for garnish – optional)
Instructions
  1. De seed and Peel the avocado.
  2. Add the avocado in a blender.
  3. Add the yogurt.
  4. Add Sugar and Kewra Water
  5. Blend into a smooth and creamy consistency.
  6. Garnish it with chopped pistachio and saffron strands (Optional)

Recipe Notes
  • 1 teaspoon = 5 ml, 1 tablespoon=15 ml, 1 Cup=235 ml
  • One can replace Kewra water with Vanilla essence.


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