Papaya Lassi | Papaya and Yogurt Smoothie

Papaya Lassi | Papaya and Yogurt Smoothie is a sweetened Yogurt drink made with Papaya and Cardamom.
One of the best thirst quenchers for the hot summer days. 

Papaya Lassi | Papaya and Yogurt Smoothie

After the month long A to Z Blogging Marathon in April, I took a break in May to catch up with reading my fellow bloggers posts. I am back in June with my BM group with 4 marvelous themes for the month.


My first week theme is Pick 3 Asian countries and make recipes from that country. When I was discussing the themes with my husband, he immediately came up with the idea of making drink from 3 Asian countries. I liked his idea as drinks and beverages are something that I do not blog about often. This is a great way, I could come up with 3 refreshing drinks for the blazing hot summer months.

We are just in the start of June and temperatures in Oklahoma is already close to 100 F. It is very humid and all we want is something cool and refreshing to drink. The first country in my list is India and I made a very refreshing Papaya Lassi | Papaya and Yogurt Smoothie. One of my favorite lassi, is this Lassi Patiala, which is a sweet lassi flavored with cardamom and saffron. The next one would be the Mango lassi, which is very popular here in US. The South Indian version of the Lassi, is the Neer Moru, which is a spiced buttermilk drink and is one of the best thirst quencher and heat reducer during the summer months.

Papaya Lassi | Papaya and Yogurt Smoothie

 

Papaya Lassi | Papaya and Yogurt Smoothie, is a sweet yogurt drink with papaya. Papaya is one of the fruit that I have not eaten much. For some unknown reason, it is a fruit that I don’t care much about. My husband insisted that I try this lassi with Papaya. Not knowing much about how to choose the papaya fruit, I just randomly picked one. When the fruit ripened enough, I cut it and had a taste of it.

That is when I realized that the fruit was not sweet at all, but had a good flavor. My husband did not want to eat it as is and it became the perfect candidate for my Papaya Lassi | Papaya and Yogurt Smoothie. I did add quite a bit of sugar as the fruit was very bland. If your papaya is sweet enough, adjust the sugar based on that.

I loved the flavor of cardamom along with papaya and the beautiful color of the lassi was enough to lure my boys to drink it. They were not crazy about it and said they prefer the Mango lassi over it. If you are looking to make something with papaya, this is definitely something that you should try.

Papaya Lassi | Papaya and Yogurt Smoothie

Preparation time – 5 minutes
Cooking time – None
Difficulty level – Easy

Ingredients to make Papaya Lassi | Papaya and Yogurt Smoothie – Makes 2 Tall Glass

  • Papaya (cubed) – 2 cups
  • Plain yogurt – 1 cup
  • Cardamom – 6 pods (seeds removed and crushed)
  • Sugar – 6 TBSP (adjust based on how sweet your papaya is)
  • Ice cubes – few

Procedure to make Papaya Lassi | Papaya and Yogurt Smoothie –

  • Chop the papaya into cubes and place them in the blender with sugar and crushed cardamom.
  • I removed the cardamom seeds from the pod and discarded the skin. Then, I crushed the seeds to a powder and used it.
  • Also my papaya was very less sweet. Hence I used the sugar that was needed. You could always start with less sugar and add more, if needed.
  • Blend the papaya, sugar and cardamom until smooth and then add the yogurt and the ice cubes.
  • Blend it on high until smooth and creamy and immediately pour it into tall glasses and serve.
  • If serving later, keep the prepared lassi in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Papaya Lassi | Papaya and Yogurt Smoothie

Papaya Lassi | Papaya and Yogurt Smoothie
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Papaya Lassi | Papaya and Yogurt Smoothie

A sweetened Yogurt drink made with Papaya and Cardamom. One of the best thirst quenchers for the hot summer days. 

Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Drinks, Fruit, Lassi, Papaya, Summer recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 People

Ingredients

  • apaya cubed - 2 cups
  • Plain yogurt - 1 cup
  • Cardamom - 6 pods seeds removed and crushed
  • Sugar - 6 TBSP adjust based on how sweet your papaya is
  • Ice cubes - few

Instructions

  1. Chop the papaya into cubes and place them in the blender with sugar and crushed cardamom.
  2. I removed the cardamom seeds from the pod and discarded the skin. Then, I crushed the seeds to a powder and used it.
  3. Also my papaya was very less sweet. Hence I used the sugar that was needed. You could always start with less sugar and add more, if needed.
  4. Blend the papaya, sugar and cardamom until smooth and then add the yogurt and the ice cubes.
  5. Blend it on high until smooth and creamy and immediately pour it into tall glasses and serve.
  6. If serving later, keep the prepared lassi in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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14 thoughts on “Papaya Lassi | Papaya and Yogurt Smoothie

  1. Papaya lassi looks so tempting and refreshing.Never tried lassi with papaya,must be delicious one.Will give it a try soon as my kids would love paadi.

  2. Wow now that is a fantastic twist Sandhya! Never heard of papaya being paired with curds. I love Mango Lassi but couldn’t imagine other fruits…and picking up 3 different drinks sounds great..btw do send this for kids delight which is drinks if your kids liked it!

  3. Omg ! Fantastic idea to make papaya lassi ! And what beautiful clicks , loving the pretty peachish orange Color . Thinking out of the box makes the drink really unique , though cardamom will take the drink to another level .

  4. Many a times this happens that when I buy papaya, that turns out to be bland and there is no taker in the family. This is a wonderful way to use that papaya in lassi.

  5. I dont like the mouthfeel of papaya it leaves an aftertaste for me – even ripe sweet papaya but I love the flavor of papaya so I always eat papaya ice cream, smoothies, jam and every possible way to enjoy papaya except for the fruit itself. I am sure I would love this lassi

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