Shubhra’s Texas Peach Lassi

Photo by Robb Walsh

This quick and easy Indian yogurt drink is ideal for the end of summer when sweet, juicy Texas peaches are arriving at the farmers' markets straight from the Hill Country. This drink is quite versatile -- it can be served for breakfast, along with appetizers, as a dessert, or anytime you get thirsty on a hot day.

Serves 2

2 medium Texas peaches Half a cup plain yogurt Half a cup sugar 2 pinches ground cardamom (optional) 15 ice cubes + ice cubes to fill 2 tall glasses

Wash the peaches and chop with the skin on, you should get about 2 cups. In a blender, combine the peaches, yogurt, sugar and 15 ice cubes. Blend until the ice is slushy. Fill 2 tall glasses with the rest of the ice cubes. Pour the lassi into the glasses and garnish with a pinch of ground cardamom if desired. Enjoy immediately. (You can also make the lassi mixture in advance and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.) -- Shubhra Ramineni

Second-generation Indian-American Shubhra Ramineni was raised in Houston on traditional Indian food. She teaches Indian cooking classes at Williams-Sonoma, Sur La Table and Whole Foods Market. She is working on an Indian cookbook due to be published in 2009. For more info, visit

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