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Gulkand Lassi

Gulkand lassi


Now since we have rose milk, rose milk cakes, anything and everything using roses.. Try this version of rose. Especially if you love lassi this one is sooo refreshing. Lassi is basically a thick yogurt smoothie. 

I love to beat the heat with refreshing drinks that are pleasing to the eyes, nutritious as well as hydrating! 😍 Roses have been my weakness lately, and if you have been consistent with my blog you might know that by now🙈

In the recipe I have used this rose jam or rose petal spread called gulkhand to intensify the rose flavors. It is not easy to find it here in Dubai. So I finally got it from Al Adil trading.. If you really love the flavor of roses you are definitely in for a treat!
Gulkhand is said to be an ayurvedic medicine for their cooling properties and many other health benefits.

The name gulkand derives from 'Gul' which means flower in Urdu and 'qand' means sweet in Arabic. I didn't know that roses had so many health benefits too just like how pretty it looks.

And gulkand can be prepared at home if you have roses at home easily. Basically wash the rose petals and chop the petals to small pieces and in a jar layer the roses, add sugar and a little honey and repeat the process until you are done!

Roses are always meant to bring an instant feeling of happiness, warmth and love. The best lassi can only be made with nice and thick yogurt. The best would be Greek yogurt for preparing lassi. Always remember you might be tempted to add ice to your lassi but adding ice can lighten the texture of lassi and not give you the exact results you aspire.

Since gulkand already has sugar in it, you do not necessarily have to add in more sugar or honey, unless you really want it super sweet. But I like a light note if sweetness to my lassis.

Without further ado, let's get started!

Ingredients :

  • 1 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt (Chilled) 
  • 1/2 cup milk, chilled
  • 1 1/2 tbsp rose syrup
  • 2 tbsp gulkand
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • Chopped pistachio and cashews
  • 1 tsp edible dried rose petals
  • Sugar/ honey - if required

Instructions :

  1. Put chilled yogurt, chilled milk, gulkand, rose syrup and cardamom and add honey/sugar if required into a blender.
  2. Sprinkle with dried rose petals, and chopped nuts.
  3. Drizzle some rose syrup and serve immediately! 

Do try this recipe and don't forget to share your experience/feedback with me here in the comments or feel free to send me a mail. Also, do tag me at #taystedit if you try out my recipes on Facebook, Instagram etc so that I can see when you make it. ♡♡♡♡

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