Rose-Flavored Yogurt Lassi

If you cannot find rose water, substitute your favorite syrup. Lassi has a short shelf life and is best served fresh.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 2 hours 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 4 cups plain yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1½ Tbsp. rose water
  • ½ cup water
  • 5–6 ice cubes
  • Rose petals, for garnish


  • Line a sieve with several layers of cheesecloth. Place the yogurt in the sieve and suspend over a bowl.
  • Let any liquid drain into the bowl, then discard the liquid. Tie the ends of the cheesecloth to form a pouch. Weigh it down using a few cans in a plastic bag as weight. Let it sit for about 2 hours to allow any remaining liquid to drain out. Remove the cheesecloth.
  • In a blender, combine the yogurt, sugar, rose water, water, and ice cubes; blend well. Add more water if you like a thinner consistency. Serve garnished with rose petals.