Papita lassi (papaya lassi)

Yield: 6 glasses

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Papaya; ripe, diced, mashed well
1 cup Yogurt, plain Chilled water
2 tablespoons Lime juice Salt
½ teaspoon Pepper
Mint; few sprigs Ice cubes

Beat or blend yogurt, then add water and beat or blend again. Add mashed papaya with all the seasonings. Beat or blend again. Pour in individual glasses. Garnish with mint and serve cold.

If you want to make sweet papaya lassi, then omit salt, lime juice and pepper. Add 2 tbsp sugar instead and flavour with rose water.

MAKES: 6 glasses SOURCE: _Rotis and Naans of India_ by Purobi Babbar, published in Bombay

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