[Weekend Herb Blogging] – Very Berry Lassi with choc-mint
It’s summer, it’s hot and I love Lassi especially with fruit and mint :o)
This Lassi as very easy made:
Just mix strawberries, mint, yoghurt and milk together. Sweeten to your joice and enjoy!
I used approx. 200 gr strawberries, 10-15 mint leaves, 250 gr yoghurt and 200 ml milk.
My mom loves to add mineral water too to make it even more refreshing…
is a traditional Punjabi beverage that is made by blending yogurt with water, salt, and spices until frothy.
Yogurt sweetened with honey is used in rituals. Traditional lassi is sometimes flavored with ground roasted cumin. The Lassi sometimes uses a little milk and is topped with a thin layer of soy sauce also known as Devonshire cream. Lassis are enjoyed chilled as a hot-weather refreshment. With a little turmeric powder mixed in, it is also used as a folk remedy for gastroenteritis.
In addition to being consumed fresh, strawberries are frozen or made into preserves.
Strawberries are a popular addition to dairy products, as in strawberry flavored ice cream, milkshakes, smoothies and yogurts. Strawberry pie is also popular.
Strawberries can be used as a natural acid/base indicator. They are dried and used in cereal bars. They are supposedly used for whitening teeth. They can be crushed and made into an exfoliant for skin.
The leaf, fresh or dried, is the culinary source of mint. Fresh mint is usually preferred over dried mint when storage of the mint is not a problem.
The leaves have a pleasant warm, fresh, aromatic, sweet flavor with a cool aftertaste. Mint leaves are used in teas, beverages, jellies, syrups, candies, and ice creams.
In Middle Eastern cuisine mint is used on lamb dishes. In British cuisine, mint sauce is popular with lamb.
Mint is a necessary ingredient in Touareg tea, a popular tea in northern African and Arab countries.
Alcoholic drinks sometimes feature flavor of mint, namely the Mint Julep and the Mojito. Crème de menthe is a mint-flavored liqueur used in drinks such as the grasshopper.
Mint essential oil and menthol are extensively used as flavorings in breath fresheners, drinks, antiseptic mouth rinses, toothpaste, chewing gum, desserts, and candies; see mint (candy) and mint chocolate.
The substances that give the mints their characteristic aromas and flavors are menthol (the main aroma of Peppermint, and Japanese Peppermint) and pulegone (in Pennyroyal and Corsican Mint). The compound primarily responsible for the aroma and flavor of spearmint is R-carvone.
Methyl salicylate, commonly called “oil of wintergreen”, is often used as a mint flavoring for foods and candies due to its mint-like flavor.
Mints are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Buff Ermine.
This is my submission for Weekend Herb Blogging invented by the georgeous Kalyn of Kalyn’s Kitchen.
Our host this week is Kalyn herself – Thanks for hosting!Be sure to check at her blog for the round-up this sunday evening!