Dining Down Under: Rosewater, Cardamon and Pistachio Lassi

A refreshing and calming drink for when you’re hot and bothered.
By Christina Soong-Kroeger

It’s hot and I’m bothered.
I want instant refreshment, instant karma (calmer).

I need something to cool me down.

But what?

Let’s see: I have Greek yoghurt in the fridge and an unopened bottle of rosewater in the larder.

Aha! A Rosewater Lassi.

Quickly now. Make it. Drink it.

Ahhh. That’s better.

Rosewater, Cardamon & Pistachio Lassi
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A refreshing and calming drink for when you're hot and bothered!
Recipe Type: Drink
Serves: 2
  • 1 500 gram (17.5 ounce) tub Greek yoghurt
  • ½ cup chilled water
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon rose water
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 8 roasted pistachios, shelled and crushed into pieces
  1. Blend first six ingredients with hand held blender in a deep bowl or large plastic container.
  2. Pour into two tall glasses and garnish with pistachios.
  3. Drink immediately.


Christina Soong-Kroeger

Christina publishes The Hungry Australian - a collection of recipes, reviews and stories about food - and is a regular contributor to Sumptuous. Her writing has appeared in the China Daily and That’s Shanghai while her photography regularly appears on Foodgawker, Tasteologie and Photograzing. After eating her way around Shanghai, London, Hong Kong, Leeds and Melbourne, she now calls Adelaide, South Australia, home again.

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