A60E03 – Amritsari Lassi | #Amritsar60

Amritsari Lassi - Amritsar 60

You may know Amritsar only as a land of gurudwaras, but do you know Amritsar has a lot of tempting delicacies to let you experience some of the best tastes you won’t find anywhere else? If not, Let me familiarize you with one of the best drinks that people in Amritsar or even in the whole Punjab love to feed themselves on while they are thirsty or hungry. 

Lassi, a refreshing Punjabi sweet drink made out of curd mixed with water and sugar. But in Amritsar, you will find this in some different manner with additional butter and cream as toppings which makes it a specialty of Amritsar. Amritsari Lassi is relished by people of all ages either they are aged or young irrespective of the winters or summers.

Amritsari Lassi
Amritsari Lassi

How it is prepared

The mystery of the taste of the Lassi lies in the curd that will be used to prepare it. Better the curd, better the Lassi would be. Let’s take a sneak peek into the recipe of the luscious Punjabi Lassi:

Amritsari Lassi getting poured
Lassi being poured into a glass
  1. Put the freshly extracted curd into the refrigerator so that it gets viscous and fresh which will help in the perfect preparation of the Lassi.
  2. Madaani, a wooden blender used in India is the one which adds a whole new experience to the Lassi. There are electric blenders too but the taste which wooden blender gives has no match at all. Churning the freshly prepared curd to make it smooth is what the blender is used for.
  3. Now to make it less viscous, chilled water is added as per the requirement and also powdered sugar is added to give it a sugary taste. 
  4. To dissolve the sugar properly, the mixture is churned properly until a nice frothy layer comes up on the top.
  5. The lumps of homemade butter accompanied by a spoon of fresh cream are put over it which plays a major role in the beautification of the Amritsari Lassi, which is then poured into a big stainless steel or copper glass and then served to the guests. You will also find a special Pede Wali Lassi in which Khoya, a dried amalgamation of sugar and milk is churned with the curd to get it done.
Fresh prepared Butter
Freshly prepared butter

Amritsar, a vivacious city of Punjab will not offer you Lassi with just a single of its kind but you will get to see a variety of it. Mango Lassi, Kesar Lassi, Salty Lassi, Chatti Di Lassi, and Flavored Soya Lassi are also the ones that are worth craving for.

Famous Lassi serving outlets in Amritsar

Gian Chand Lassi Wala – It is the one such outlet in Hall Bazaar, Amritsar where you will experience the best what Amritsar has to deliver in terms of luscious Lassi. If you are planning to visit the culinary capital of Punjab in the coming days, let us make you experience this refreshing sweet drink with some other tempting items in our Street food tour.

Ahuja Milk Bhandar – If you are looking for some flavored milk to tickle your tongue with its sweetness, you are just about to hit the bull’s eye. Ahuja Milk Bhandar is one such outlet where you will get to experience some different flavored kinds of milk apart from the one that Gian Chand Lassi Wala has to deliver. 

Guests enjoying the famous Amritsari Lassi
Guests enjoying the famous Amritsari Lassi

Eat and drink like a local with the best of traditional and modern street food items from street vendors who have been feeding the locals for generations and are hidden in the off-the-beaten-path away from the tourist crowds. Keep your stomach and camera memory empty for the delicious food to fill them up.