Cardamom Almond Lassi

A traditional yogurt drink with almond…




It has been a super fast Ramadan to say the least. I really don’t know how time is flying. But Alhamdulillah, the climate is quite cooperative and the length of the day is perfect to have enough time for a lot of activities, including going to the gym. It is the first time that I am hitting the gym during this month. It is a little tiring but I am still able to manage, and it is such a relief. Meanwhile, a lot of events are happening, which included a short stay of our new cat Boba, who we had to give back due to allergy scares. She was a cute black Persian and was an absolutely adorable cuddle baby. It was a difficult decision to give up on her but sometimes we just can’t but be practical. On top of that, we are in the process of changing Rasha’s school following her grade ten exams. It isn’t easy moving from a school you have been studying since kindergarten but sometimes situations force you too. I believe it is only for good. In fact, anything that happens in our life is only for good. That is all that will take us forward in life, rather than feel dejected…


It is time for the Shh Cooking Secretly Challenge, and this time, the theme is “Summer Coolers” as suggested by Sasmita. My partner is Archana, who is a witty food blogger, as her lovely blog shows. She gave me the ingredients of cardamom and yogurt and I decided to make some lassi. Since it is Ramadan and anything cold is welcome on the Iftar table, this was the best time to try a lassi that I had chanced upon in Anjum Anand’s Vegetarian Indian. Even though it is a regular lassi with the cardamom and rose water, the addition of almonds made the lassi a little more interesting. It sounded almost similar to the Peshawari Lassi but less rich. The recipe is quite easy, once the almonds are ground to a paste. We totally loved how delicious it felt after a long day of fasting. Off to this simple recipe… Meanwhile, do check out what Archana posted on her blog with her secret ingredients.




5 from 15 votes

Cardamom Almond Lassi

Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Author Rafeeda AR


  • 1 tbsp almonds soaked and blanched - around 7-8 almonds
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cold milk
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/4 tsp rose essence refer notes
  • 1-2 tbsp honey


  • First grind the almonds to a paste with a couple of tablespoons of milk.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and blend till smooth.
  • Serve immediately.


You can replace rose essence with 1 tsp rose water. 
Use sweetener of choice. 


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  1. 5 stars
    oh so yum ! this Almond lassi is definitely so delish, makes me want to make it ASAP !

  2. 5 stars
    Lol! Rafeeda I am witty? Nice to hear good words about myself. I am going to get a swollen head. Hope your issues at home are sorted soon
    Anyway, I love the delicious cardamom almond lassi you have made. Simply love the idea and will make some for us.

  3. 5 stars
    Almond lassi looks delish and would love to make such a healthy drink.

  4. 5 stars
    Interesting drink with milk and yogurt. Cardamoms and rose essence must have enhanced the flavours. Almonds add extra nutrition. Loved it.

  5. 5 stars
    I love, love, love the sound of this lassi! With soaked almonds, honey and rose essence, it sounds right up my alley. Will definitely try it out this summer. 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    Cardamom Almond Lassi looks so good. It is ideal thirst quencher with summer at its peak.

  7. 5 stars
    Almonds, Rose essence, elaichi flavor in Lassi…. super amazing taste and summer special.

  8. 5 stars
    The almond cardamom lassi is delightfully refreshing and so filling. Made it as evening snack and kids loved it.

  9. 5 stars
    I love cardamom and this sounds a perfect summer drink for me!

  10. Vasusvegkitchen says:

    5 stars
    Wow very tasty drink, adding rose flavor surely enhances it’s taste and aroma. Loved this nutritious and aromatic drink.

  11. 5 stars
    Loved this almond enriched lassi. Addition of cardamom and rose flavor would definitely enhance the flavors.

  12. 5 stars
    Almond lassi with rose essence and honey looks so inviting Rafeeda. Cardamom and rose essence will give a wonderful flavour. I can imagine the divine taste. I love lassi and next time will try your recipe.

  13. 5 stars
    Cardamom almond lassi looks so rich and cooling . Delicious summer drink . So easy and quick to whip up .

  14. 5 stars
    The addition of cardamom and rose flavor to the lassi here would definitely enhance the flavors. Refreshing summer drink.

  15. 5 stars
    You have added all my favorites and made this drink. So refreshing and perfect for the summer. I need someone to make it for me now 🙂

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