Apr 18, 2008

My Cute Rossy And Lassi



Cute Rossy From My Balcony

This Picture is my entry for the photo event Au Naturel hosted by Bee and Jai of Jugalbandi .

Rose Used In Cooking:

  1. Dried rose petals(Roja mokku) are used in Indian biryani/pulav.

  2. Rose is chiefly known as a decorative and fragrant ornamental, but it also has culinary importance.

  3. Rose water is used to flavour marzipan and is occasionally found in drinks.

  4. An Indian drink popular with Western tourists is lassi. In its simplest case, lassi is just a mixture of water, yogurt and sugar drunk cold, preferably iced. A common type of this drink, gulabi lassi, is flavoured by the addition of some rose water.

  5. Rose and rose oil are important flavourings in Western and Central Asia, where they are used in many sweets. Turks dissolve locoum, a very sweet confectionery with strong rose fragrance, in their coffee. In Iran, honey and jams are made more fragrant with rose flowers and rose ice cream is known in many Middle Eastern countries.(4&5 courtesy from here)

Banana Apple Lassi

I've been searching some cool and refreshing drink for EC-Sun&Fun Event.Finally hubby dear gave me the idea of making apple lassi.Once we had a apple lassi in the restaurant and we liked very much.I mixed apple,banana and used greek yogurt for this recipe. Greek yogurt gives a creamy texture to the lassi. Although you could use home made yogurt or store bought yogurt as well, you will need to add less milk to get a creamy texture.Recipe is quite simple yet so delicious!

INGREDIENTS:

Banana - 1
Apple - 1
Sugar - 2tsp
Greek Yogurt - 1/2cup
Crushed ice - 1/2cup
Rose water - 1/2tsp(optional)
Cardamom Powder - 1pinch
Mint spring (for garnishing)
Salt - 1pinch(salt brings out the taste)

Method:


Blend apple,banana,yogurt, cardamom powder, salt, Ice cube & water in a blender till smooth. Give it a taste and adjust sugar if you prefer.

Pour into glasses. Garnish with mint and serve.


Sending this gorgeous dessert to EC's Fun n Sun Event.

26 comments:

ranji said...

loved the click entry..soooo beautifull..i can smell the scent of the flower!!!!
delicious lassi delicous combo...though am not a fan of curd my hubby would love this:)..nice entry as well!!

Cham said...

I like the button rose and the vibrant red ah! Beautiful entry
The banana apple shake is really cool ! great entries Dhiv!

Divya Vikram said...

love the pic Dhivya..the lassi looks yummy too..refreshing indeed..

kamala said...

Wow...the roses are really beautiful.great entry.And the lassi toooo

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Dhivya....
That was a excellent pic of rose.... The drink looks cool...

mitr_bayarea said...

Dhivya,

nice rose and cool lassi....

Kalai said...

Awesome click, Dhivya! I'll take the lassi without bananas...! :)

priya said...

lovely click and drink too

sunita said...

Beautiful...the rose as well as the drink :-)

easycrafts said...

Quite an innovative one Dhivya...thanks for sending it to the event

notyet100 said...

lassi looks delicious,,,and the snap looks good too...

Uma said...

yes, those are definitely great entries for both the events. Beautiful rose and Refreshing lassi. Kudos, Dhivya!

Rachel said...

Love the click..especially the look of the unfocused rose in the back ground

Madhavi said...

Exellent click dhivya, thanxx for lassi recipe!!! keep up the good work dear:))

Pravs said...

This mixed fruit lassi looks refreshing.

SMN said...

Thats a lovely entry and banana and apple lassi nice combo.

Lavi said...

Rose are really pretty.. Lassi is really delicious..

Nice notes on Rose..

Keep UP...

jayasree said...

Lovely rose and a very refreshing lassi...

Rosie said...

Oh wow just look at your beautiful rose and your banana and apple lassi looks soooooo good!! :)

Rosie x

Anonymous said...

lovely rose!!

karuna said...

thanks. the banana and apple lassi looks refreshing. i usually add banana and stawrberries to mine

Saswati said...

wow the click entry looks wonderful and the lassi refreshing.thanks for the nice idea...already set my comments section to moderation...thanx for the support:)

Andhra Flavors said...

Hey it look delicious!

Swati Raman Garg said...

lassi looks refreshing dhivs..
i love ur pics ..

Dhivya said...

Thank u very much girls for dropping ur comments!!!

Roopa said...

hey thats a beautiful cutie:) nice entry dhivya:) your snaps are too good:)