Indian cuisine - The Healthy and Tasty way to Life

Indian cuisine has been around for at least 2500-3000 years and it has changed much over the years. The use of many different herbs and spices make each dish quite unique. Each different region in India is known for it's wide selection of different recipes and Indian cooking styles and tastes. Though about one third of the population is strictly vegetarian, there are many different dishes that include chicken, lamb and goat meat. In India though the cow is thought of as a sacred animal therefore you will not find many recipes including beef. Food is such an important part of Indian culture as in most cultures, and plays an important role in the family life and in festival celebrations. There is also usually a dessert served as well.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Basic sweet lassi

This is a basic sweet lassi recipe that is slightly lower in fat and sugar than the type found in restaurants. It can be doubled, tripled, etc. If all of your ingredients are cold you can skip the ice cubes (my preference).

1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 cup 1% low-fat milk
2 tablespoons Splenda sugar substitute
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon rose water

Blend all ingredients together.
Pour into a cup.
If desired, garnish with an ice cube, some ground cardamom, or a tiny sprinkle of crushed almonds or pistachios (all optional).