Kela Lassi (Banana Lassi)

Lassi (on the right), is an Indian yoghurt drink and this recipe - perfect for drivers at parties - is the creation of a wonderful cook, Pami Dhanani, who has introduced a subtle Indian tone.

Makes 4 medium glasses

This recipe is from Delia's Christmas Easy Magazine 2003

Kela Lassi (Banana Lassi)
 2 very ripe medium bananas
 1 lb 2 oz (500 g) natural low-fat yoghurt
 5 fl oz (150 ml) milk
 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways
 desiccated coconut, to decorate, if wished
 1 medium banana, to decorate, if liked


Peel the bananas and chop them into small pieces.

Place the pieces in a blender or food processor, along with the yoghurt and milk. Scrape the vanilla seeds from the pod, using the end of a teaspoon, and add the seeds to the blender or processor.

Blend everything together until you have a smooth texture. Pour the lassi into glasses.

If you like, just before serving, sprinkle over some desiccated coconut into each glass.

Or, roll thin slices of banana in desiccated coconut, cut a slit in each slice and slide the slice on to the rim of each glass.

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