Salted Tarragon Lassi

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Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food

By Nik Sharma

Published 2018

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Lassis are the perfect summer drink when you want to cool off. Indian restaurants have popularized sweet mango lassis, but salted lassis, or chaas, are equally worthy. This one, with fresh tarragon, makes a soothing, creamy impression as you sip.


  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 cup [240 g] full-fat plain yogurt<


Heat a small, dry skillet over high heat and add the cumin seeds. Toast the seeds until fragrant, swirling the seeds occasionally so they toast evenly, 30 to 45 seconds. Transfer the seeds to a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder and grind to a coarse powder.

In a blender, combine the yogurt, water, tarragon, and salt and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Divide