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Mathura ki lassi - Thick yogurt Drink
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Mathura ki lassi - Thick Yogurt Drink

World Famous Mathura ki Lassi, made with freshly set full fat yogurt, delicately flavored with cardmom powder. Chilled and served in Clay pots called Kulhad.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Sonal Gupta @ simplyvegetarian777


  • Yogurt plain and full fat with the yogurt cream on the top - 2 cups
  • Sugar powdered - 4 to 5 tbsp or to taste
  • Cardamom green / Chhoti Elaichi - 4
  • Saffron / kesar - few strands
  • Almonds - 2 to 3 sliced thin


Prepping for the Lassi

  • Take the freshly set yogurt and delicately remove the top layer of creamy yogurt and set aside.
  • Take the cardamom pods and crush them to fine powder and remove the cover.

Making Mathura ki Lassi

  • Take the blender and add 2 cups of thick freshly set yogurt, cardamom powder (leave a pinch aside for garnish) and powdered sugar to it. Blend it on high for 1 minute.
  • Pour the lassi in the Kulhad. Add a thin layer of Yogurt cream on the top.
  • Garnish with saffron strands/kesar, almond slices and cardamom powder.
  • Cover and refrigerate lassi for an hour or 2.
  • Serve chilled.


You may use refrigerated chilled yogurt to make lassi and save the refrigerating time.
The saffron strands and other garnish are optional.