August 28, 2013

Fig Lassi - Fresh Fig Yogurt Smoothie / Anjeer Lassi




        "Lassi" is a traditional yogurt based drink made in India. This is a thick, sweet and creamy drink made with churning yogurt, water and sugar. Some Nuts/Spices/Fruits are also added in modern times. We also have a yogurt based drink called Chaas/Mahi that is the lighter version of lassi but salt is added along with some cumin powder. The thicker and more well churned the lassi is - the tastier it becomes. Slightly sour curd adds a great taste to it.




           Today I am adding Fresh Fig to this to make Fig lassi. Figs are basically sweet if perfectly ripe. Sweet fruit makes this lassi creamy and tasty with use of less Sugar/Honey. Any fruit like Mango, Strawberry, Raspberry can also be used for preparing this drink. Some people also add Kesar/Saffron strands to bring a vibrant colour of light yellow to this basic drink.




          Summer is coming to an end but when "Summer Fest" featured Figs for this week, I could not think something better than this to treat me in this weather.

 

Ingredients:
Figs - 6 no's (I use fresh small black figs, peel the skin and chop)
Curd / Yogurt - 2/3 cup (I used low fat yogurt, Chilled)
Milk - 1/4 cup (I used low fat milk, Chilled)
Water - 1/4 cup(Chilled)
Rose syrup - 1 tablespoon(I used my homemade Rose syrup)
Honey / Sugar - 1 tablespoon(I used honey)
(Please check and add Sugar/Honey according to your need, add less if figs are too sweet)





Method:
  • Peel the skin of figs and keep them chopped. Chill Milk, Yogurt, Water.


  • To a Blender add all the ingredients together and blend to fine smoothie consistency. 



  • Serve cold with some drops of Rose syrup on top and Ice cubes.





My Notes:
  • Figs are delicate fruits so pick ones that are lightly soft on top and smells like honey. When figs are ripe, they are really sweet in taste.
  • Lassi is prepared with plain yogurt, water and sugar but fruits can be added to increase the flavor and taste. 
  • I used Homemade Rose Syrup to enhance the taste and flavor but adding this is completely optional. You can click on Rose Syrup in the ingredients list for the recipe.
  • Sugar is actually used but I personally love honey in my drinks and I chose to add honey.
  • The drink is light pink when made but might change its colour to light brown after sometime because of oxidation similar to what happens to apple juice.


KALLAS!



 This week Summer Fest is featuring Figs, so do checkout for some Great Fig Recipes from other "Summer Fest" Friends below:

Feed Me Phoebe: Gluten-Free Cheesecake with Fresh Figs and Honey
Jeanette's Healthy Living: Roasted Fig Greek Yogurt Chai Spiced Sorghum Parfait
Devour: A Perfect Pairing of Figs and Pizza Dough
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Fig and Grand Marnier Jam
Red or Green: Roasted Fig, Beet and Orange Salad with Maple Syrup and Jalapeno Vinaigrette
Weelicious: Homemade Fig Bars
Virtually Homemade: Fig and Plum Crostata
The Sensitive Epicure: Figs with Goat Cheese, Honey, and Thyme
Domesticate Me: Flatbread with Fresh Figs, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese
Taste With The Eyes: Frozen Fig with Rose, Almond and Rosemary
Daily*Dishin: Fresh Figs with Lemon Cream
FN Dish: Go Big with Fleeting Figs

88 comments:

  1. super healthy n delicious lassi, nice way to use fresh figs...will try it sometime..lovely pics n presentation divya!

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  2. I've made mango lassi, but never a fig one - great idea!

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    1. Try this jeanette...you will love it...thank you

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  3. OMG! Lassi with Anjeer!! Very innovative Divya :)

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  4. Very very healthy fig lassi dear, very very refreshing and delicious...

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  5. Wow...love the look of that lassi...can I have a glass of that?

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  6. Never tried this one!!! Infact, I never much liked figs... This one looks interesting to make soon :D

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    1. I was like you but nowadays many of my fruits are in the liquid form which is tummy filling and tasty...Thank you shruti...

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  7. wow figs lassi looks so so yummy and smooth . So tempting me pass that glassful lassi here dear :) awesome clicks :)

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  8. I make sure I have a tall glass of lassi when I eat at Indian restaurants. Its my all time fav. Haven't made at home before but surely after seeing your version with figs, I am all worked up. Hope, just hopefully I can find figs over here and I can afford to pay.

    Yum and simply a stunning lassi.

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  9. Love Figs, haven't made lassi yet.

    Yumm.

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  10. Wow fig lassi that sounds really good.

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  11. Very healthy drink. After knowing about the health benefits of figs, we started having it daily. Very useful post.

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  12. looks awesome... great idea of a smoothie with fig..

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  13. Awesome clicks Divya... Anjeer lassi looks delicious.. Slurp :-)

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  14. I love it when the glass gets empty :)
    I tried making anjeer milk shake for Zini!! But lassi sounds amazing!! I will sure try it...

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  15. What strikes me foremost on my first visit to the blog is the beautiful pictures

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  16. Figs are considered extremely healthy.. Heard from my friend who is pregnant that she is unable to eat any food nowadays, she in her initial trimester and doctors suggest to intake figs and milk. This is a good recipe .. I could suggest her! :)thanks

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    1. Wow good to know...convey my wishes to hear along..thanks sangeetha

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  17. I really appreciate the notes that you put out in the end Divya, they are helpful :) I love drinking lassi more than chaas. And what a variation here, you have done with it. heard fig lassi for the first time and already find it a great way of lessening our sugar intake. Must try, looks very refreshing. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  18. Hello Divya,
    Genius idea to have added figs to lassi. You've made an amazingly healthy summer drink. I love the addition of rose syrup that too home made. Loved this recipe!

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  19. Wow dee...dat's a glass of yumminess... we get dried figs all round here n my HD loves them... shud try 4 sure sometime...

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  20. Very healthy and delicious lassi..

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  21. Would love have a glass of this lassi,even i dont mind rite now having a sip..Extremely healthy drink.

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  22. Health and taste.

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  24. Healthy and refreshing lassi. Wonderfully prepared.
    Deepa

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  25. Wow ! So rich and delicious lassi .we can't get fresh gigs here, I will try with dry ones !

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  26. One yum shake, i love figs so so much... one of the best dry fruits according to me ;)

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  27. Wow such a healthy and yummy lassi,,,,

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  28. Very delicious. I made this for my kid and she loved it.

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    1. Thankyou swetha...happy that your little one loved this :)

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  29. never thought of having Fig in this type of drink...Looks yummy and healthy too

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  30. Love the color of the Fig lassi. Very Innovative and healthy too.

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  31. Fig makes it e en bettter and healthy with less yse of sugar.. Will try this .. :)
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  32. Very healthy lassi...will try it soon.... Thanks for sharing divya....

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  33. Lovely it looks, nice clicks.. I always love this awesome & healthy lassi :) Always used to get them in my canteens !

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  34. New recipe to me. Lovely idea of adding figs :)

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  35. Nice twist to regular lassis,healthy and yummy...lovely clicks :)

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  36. refreshingly fruity sip,lovely colors and flavors :-)

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  37. That's quite an innovative lassi Divya :) And great clicks as usual :)

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  38. That's a droolicious lassi recipe....love the addition of figs to it....

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  39. i tasted the dried version of shake never tasted with fruit as such ! looking delicious !

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