Dates Lassi

Oh, how could I forget??? I am feeling so bad not having shared this with all of you… a couple of Thursdays back, as I got out of my office, my headphones plugged into my ears, I get a call with a number, reading “Singapore” at the bottom. Before I continue, if there is one rule that I hate to follow, it is not talking directly on the mobile phone. I hate the headset or the blue-tooth. I just don’t know why, I know it’s much safer for me to use but still… Come Ramadan and I am automatically using the headset because during the afternoons, you get to see such bizarre drivers, that you would doubt whether they ever learned driving before coming on to the roads!!! So I am forced to use it for concentration sake… OK, so continuing, I was at the signal, so I stare at my phone and think, “Who’s calling me from Singapore?” Suddenly, it hit me, Jehanne!!! I had given her my number. Thus started a 22 minute long conversation with my bestest blogging friend… I loved each and every moment that I spoke to her, felt like somebody just next door… Thank you so much sweetheart for that telecom, I absolutely loved it… πŸ™‚ On Saturday, I spoke to my fellow UAE-ite Humi as well and just like I stated in my guest post for her, I cannot wait to get my schedules back to normal and meet up with her… I’m so glad to have got some real good friends in the blogging circles, and I take it really as a blessing from the Almighty… πŸ™‚

Last post, I gave a synopsis about the breaking of the fast, Iftar. Today, I will just brief about the opening meal, Suhoor – the predawn meal. This is normally eaten before the Fajr prayers, which is at the break of the dawn.Β The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: β€œSuhoor is a blessed meal, so do not omit it, even if one of you only takes a sip of water, for Allaah and His angels send blessings on those who eat suhoor.” The meal ensures that the fasting person has enough energy to carry on with his duties during the fasting hours and hence becomes of utmost importance to have a well balanced meal. The preferred food is again dates and water, though it is also advised to add sufficient carbohydrates and proteins, without over-stuffing of course!

Going off to today’s recipe, a very straightforward, packed with goodness lassi or a yogurt drink, with dates. I’ve used honey to further sweeten it because the dates I used were not that sweet. Quite a refreshing and tummy filling drink it was…

Updated with new picture on June 29, 2015… πŸ™‚

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Dates Lassi

Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 15 dates washed and deseeded, chopped
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 tbsp honey as per sweetness

Instructions

  • Put all the ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth.
  • Serve in glasses and enjoy!

Notes

If the dates are sweet enough, you don't need to add honey. You can even add 1/4 cup of condensed milk for a richer version!

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  1. I am completely with you Rafee.. Its the same for me too every time I speak to Jehanne.. its like someone I have know for ages… She is a sweetheart..:-) The Lassi looks delicious.. I have some dates and going to make this πŸ™‚

    1. Yes she is… πŸ™‚ thanks a lot dear…

  2. Jehanne is such a sweetie, and so do you to me! You ladies hold special place in my heart though we never met…;)
    Btw, the dates lassi looks super slurpy dear!!! Oooooh lala πŸ˜‰

    1. U r a sweetheart 2 sri darling… πŸ™‚ thank u so much!!!

  3. lassie looks so invitng..

    1. Thank u so much kalpana…

  4. Dates lassi loos delicious and refreshing.

    1. Thank u so much sona..

  5. dates lassi looks delicious.

    1. Thank u so much sebeena…

  6. Nice to read about the friendship and how it means to so much to us. The dates lassi is something new for me though its commonly mango lassi. Lovely flavor especially with tangy taste of yogurt.

    1. Thank u so much nava… πŸ™‚

  7. You surprised me by calling Rafee. Loved talking to you. You made my day.
    Btw, this lassi looks extra delicious with the addition of dates.

    1. Even I enjoyed the conversation, humi.. πŸ™‚ thanks a lot dear…

  8. very refreshing and healthy lassi…

    1. Thank u so much priya…

  9. thanks so much Rafee, Sri and Rekha, I feel the same as if I know you'all for years! and rafee, it was one of the best telephone call for girly gossip that I've had for years !

    1. πŸ™‚ u r always a pleasure 2 b vit, dear…

  10. Rafee, saana n I just had this.. we loved it. Added sugar as no honey at home. Couldn't get to click but sure making it again so will send the picture then πŸ™‚

    1. That was really fast rekha… so glad 2 know dat u n sanaa njoyed it! πŸ™‚

  11. "ll try 2days itselff !

    1. Try cheytho? πŸ™‚

  12. Wow nice idea Rafeeda, will try with my daughter

    1. Thank u so much, hopefully she will love it! πŸ™‚

  13. wow this lassi looks very healthy n must taste divine…. yum

    1. Thank u so much satya…

  14. thats a healthy preparation dear.. even i was planning to post the similar one πŸ™‚

    1. Thank u so much preeti…urs wud luk out of the world 4 sure! πŸ™‚

  15. Tempting lassi dear…

    1. Thank u so much hetal…

    1. Thank u so much ramya…

  16. delicious and i first time here about dateas alssi

  17. Rafz………..super refreshing drink…….Kalakki…tto……

    1. Thank u so much shaai… πŸ™‚

  18. Oru glass ingottu ayekottee :)with some condensed milk for sure :))

    1. Calories load cheythathu venalle… πŸ˜‰ hehe… thanks a lot dee…

  19. I love dates in any form….so I am sure this shake is gonna be loved too…can't wait to try it

    1. Thank u so much anupa… I'm sure u'l love it…

  20. Rejuvenating energy filler..Loved the idea Rafee.

    1. Thank u so much dhyuthi…

  21. Looks yummy and healthy πŸ™‚

    1. Thank u so much shruthi… πŸ™‚

  22. healthy yet yummy lassi.

    1. Thank u so much linsy…

  23. This is a great drink for Iftar..thanks for sharing!

    1. My pleasure, asiya… πŸ™‚

  24. healthy n yummy lassi of dates..

    1. Thank u so much usha…

  25. its nice, really nice to have some friends out there, in that thing called virtual life..whom u have not ever met but yet seems so close to you more than your next door ones, yeah..very filling lassi, Rafeeds. and !! hey ! i have got something for you . hop over to my space. 3 things, u get…2 awards and…a hug !!! πŸ˜‰ Have a blessed time before the onset of ID.

    1. Yes, it's a lovely feeling sona… n thanks so much dear… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  26. It's so great to be in the blogging world !! The very feeling that there are people out there who share common interests & craziness is a bliss πŸ™‚ U know, I do not feel alone at home after my hubby leaves for office.. I feel like I am talking to a lot of ladies thru their wonderful spaces !! And that's a yummy & refreshing looking lassi πŸ™‚

    1. Absolutely chitra… it's so good 2 know dat there r nice n luvly ppl out there, n dat includes u dear… πŸ™‚ thanks a lot…

  27. Healthy & filling date lassi, great for Iftar. It sounds wonderful to make new friends via blogging πŸ™‚

    1. Thank u so much ambreen… πŸ™‚

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