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Rose Lassi #Weekly Menu Plan

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I just tried a rose flavored lassi for the first time at an Indian restaurant. A lassi is an Indian yogurt shake. I had to try to make a rose one at home. I had a bottle of rose syrup from my attempt to make Ispahan Loaf Cake.

Flavoring drinks and baked goods with rose is not uncommon in the Middle East, Indian and parts of the Mediterranean. 

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For us in the US it is such an usual but pleasing flavor. I found this drink to be exotic and refreshing on a hot summer afternoon. 

Rose Lassi

by Diane Balch
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: beverage rose yogurt Indian

Ingredients (1 large drink)
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 cup of plain yogurt
  • 1/2 or less of cold water
  • 1 tablespoon or more of sugar or honey
  • 2 teaspoons rose syrup
  • 1 pinch of salt


1) Put all ingredients except the water into a blender.

2) Slowly add the water as you blend the drink. Adding only as much water as you want. Less will make it thicker.

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Weekly Menu Plan:

Sunday: Orange Glazed Chicken, Green Bean Salad, Quinoa

Meatless Monday: Escarole & Beans over Pasta

Tuesday: Kielbasa, baked beans, Roasted Potatoes, Salad

Wednesday: Pork Shoulder with Mexican Ingredients thrown in the Crockpot with brown rice

Thursday: Bean Enchiladas (thawed, made double batch)

Friday: Leftovers


  1. I love seeing how people are using up that infamous bottle of rose syrup. Which reminds me that I need to keep plugging away at my bottle...

    1. I guess this is an inside FFWD joke. Remember it makes a great cocktail mixer. I'm so glad I didn't spend a lot on buying it. I can't get over the price between what I paid in a Middle Eastern Deli and the gourment store cost.

  2. This sounds really good…and looks so pretty! I was surprised to see yogurt as an ingredient. Interesting! I made my own rose syrup, however I still have a big bottle to use. I mix mine with seltzer or sparkling water…it’s really good and quite refreshing!

    1. It's great with vodka too... but the yogurt is more nutritious.

  3. I wonder how well the syrup pairs with good n. One of my favorite bars makes a mean lavender Collins.

  4. I love rose flavored anything! I used to by that syrup and we would make rose flavored soda. What a great idea to use it make a lassi- yum

    1. Do you just mix the syrup with club soda? How do you make your soda?


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