Sweet Lassi at Indra Chowk, Kathmandu: Lassi is a blend of yogurt, water, spices and sometimes fruit. Traditional lassi (a.k.a., “salted lassi”, or simply “lassi”) is a savory drink, sometimes flavored with ground and roasted cumin. Sweet lassi however, contains sugar or fruits, instead of spices.
Tasting different kinds of food is an interesting part of travel. Through our sense of taste, we get to know the life of local people and keep the memories alive. When we remember the taste someday in the future, it will bring a special close feeling to the place… as familiar as an old friend.
The sweet lassi is blended curd and sugar, but the lassis served at a shop near Indra Chowk has a distinctive taste.The sweet lassi here is rich and creamy, and the sweetness is just perfect. They add some pieces of nuts on the top which highlight the taste.
The lassi shops near Indrachowk are famous in Kathmandu. Many People who go shopping near Asan, New Road and also for sightseeing of Basantapur Durbar Square usually doesn’t come home without having lassi over there. It’s so delicious and rich in taste that people cant forget to go from there without having a glass of Lassi.
There are basically two famous Lassi shop one is Sunil dai ko Lassi Pasal and another one is Janakpur Lassi Pasal. Personally, Janakpur Dahi Lassi Bhandar is my favorite.The Janakpur Dahi Lassi Bhandhar is probably the most popular place and it only sells lassi: big or small, with a topping of raisins, pistachio, and cashew. As there is no place to seat, people gather in front of the shop, but the pollution and the beeps of the traffic is not stopping the customers to have a taste of it and make the heat go away with the chilled and sweet taste of it not to forget that extra creamy, extra sweet and super milky Khuwa, which just makes the drink taste even milkier.
The cashew and nuts float on the top of the lassi and when you go drinking it some of the nuts remain on the bottom of the glass. Most people pour water in it and drink it, and many go for opening their mouths wide open shaking the glass and trying to get all the nuts in the glass inside the mouth. Its what I also Do.