We were in the Toyota Innova early. A long road trip to Fatehpur and Agra awaited us. And then a late night train ride to Varanasi. The streets of Jaipur were still nearly empty at that time of the morning. Rajiv, our kind (but sometime grumpy) driver was zipping this way and that heading toward the highway to Agra when suddenly he stopped. ‘Here is the best lassi shop in India,’ he announced. We bundled out and approached Kishan Lal Govind Narain Agarawal’s street-side shop. Rajiv did the ordering. Sure enough, and true to his word, what followed were not merely the best lassi any of us had tasted on this or any previous trip to India but probably the best in the Universe. Served cold in a big clay matka the liquid was yoghurty and sweet and crowned with a couple spongy millimeters of silky buttery heavenly buffalo cream! For once the kids found it too rich. All the more for Dad!
Here is a recipe for lassi, which will have to do for now as Shri Agarwal of Jaipur was in no mood to share his secrets.
Sweet Lassi banane ka tariqa
Preparation time 2 minutes
Making time 5 minutes
Difficulty Level Medium
4 Tablespoon Sugar or gurd
½ glass of water
>In curd add sugar and mix it well.
>Add water and shake it rigorously so that froth is formed
>Serve with paratha
>Add curd, sugar, water and 2-3 cubes of ice and blend in a blender for 2 minutes.
>Your lassi is ready to serve.
Tip: put a bit of Malai (cream) on top