Why you need to head to India for a drink – II

Lassi

Lassi Lassi

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The frothy layer will leave you with a delectable lassi moustache, and a craving for more! Made from yogurt beaten down to a liquid with the help of added water, the drink comes with a sprinkling of spices, salt or sugar, and a garnishing of mint. Little wonder it is India’s favorite summer cooler.

Lassi, India's favorite summer drink in a variety of flavors. Flavors of Lassi

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This refreshing drink traces its roots to the state of Punjab in north India. Today, Punjab is known not just for its drinks, but also for food. A culinary tour will take you through dhabas (roadside food stalls), that dot the country-side. Here, seated upon a traditional woven bed, you will be served kulchas, (bread filled with vegetables, herbs and spices), slathered with butter.

Indian curries with rice and naan A Traditional Punjabi Meal

 

Indian lamb tikka kebabs cooking on hot

Lamb Tikka Kebabs being Grilled on a Hot Skillet

If you’re hankering after an up-market experience, there are several fancy restaurants in Punjab’s major city, Amritsar.

Golden Temple, Amritsar, India. Golden Temple – Amritsar, Punjab

An informative guide can also lead you to eateries which cook-up local dishes, only less spicy, so as to suit the foreign palate. End the meal with a visit to a sweet shop for some Gajar ka Halwa (carrot pudding) that melts in the mouth.

Gajar ka Halwa - carrot pudding Gajar Halwa

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Next, we head due south to the town of Coorg to get a taste of the famous South Indian Filter Coffee.

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