Saturday, April 21, 2007

Orange Flower Lassi with Saffron














Boy, was it a challenge coming up with something for this event!

I tried a Cake with the Orange Flower essence, but the kids went nuts with the icing and rendered it impossible to even take a picture of it, though it was melt in my mouth delicious! So I ditched that plan,then made Saffron Scones, but you can't even tell that there is saffron in it-but I will post those later.
I finally decided on this....a Lassi with a twist. Smooth Balkan style Orange flavored yogurt with a pinch of Saffron and a few drops of Orange flower essence.....all blended into a drink that tastes out of this world. This one is a must try, if you like Oranges and Smoothies....it tastes a lot like an Orange Creamsicle...which I love.

This is my contribution for Monisha's of the Coconut Chutney Blog- Sugar High Friday Event. Here is the recipe:
  • 1 cup - Orange flavored Yogurt, preferably thick Balkan style,
  • 2 drops- Orange Flower Water Essence, available at Specialty stores,
  • A pinch of Saffron- crumbled,
  • Crushed Ice cubes,
  • 1 tsp of Sugar - optional
Put all the ingredients together in the blender. Blend until frothy. Garnish with some Strawberries or Orange slices and serve cold. Enjoy.

Orange Flower Water Information: This is a natural extract made by distilling Orange Blossoms. It is widely used in Mediterranean Sweets and flavorings for Baked goods and drinks. This is available in Specialty stores, and is very potent. 2-3 drops are all that is needed to add that special flavor to any cakes, drinks or other items.


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Picture Courtesy: Monisha of Coconut Chutney.

37 comments:

indosungod said...

Looks like only last week we were complaining about the cold but now it is time to start looking for the cold one. Orange Flower Lassi seems perfect.

Latha said...

glad you're back after the short break:) i was eagerly looking forward to the cake recipe... please do share it with us whenever possible... thanks Trupti!

Sajeda Meghji said...

Nice to see you back, hope you had a good break

musical said...

Hey Trupti, delicious lassi recipe yaar-bahut mast picture hai!

aha! kya sugandh hai :). Orange flower seems a great idea.

Asha said...

Never heard of Orange flower essence before T! Good one for flower power,Delish!:))

I went to the store and looked and looked for any essence I could use other than the usual but couldn't find any.Then I went back and used the same old Kesar for pudding!;D

Good to see you back.

Kajal said...

Hi Trupti,
Good Idea.
Your lassi look nice.
I also love orange flavor.
Cheers!!!!!!!
Kajal

Coffee said...

WAH!!!!! Kyan thi kaidhu aa???? Sounds awesom!!!! Never heard of orange flower extract!!!!!

Vcuisine said...

Nice post trupti. Hope you are doing well. It is tempting. Viji

Sreelu said...

trupthi,

Such yummy looking lassi,Is there a difference between orange and orange flower, I have never heard of Orange flower ever before.

Thanks for your recipe

Sia's Corner said...

hi trupti, hw r u now?
thats new flavoured lassi. looks quite delicious. its a right time for this:)
i am taking small break from blogging as our laptop has crashed and waiting for new replacement some time in next week. so will be back afte short break:) thanks for asking. tc sweetie and love to S n S:)

sunita said...

I hope you had a relaxing break...

I've never heard of orange flower...but the drink looks like a 'must make' one... we're already sweltering with the rising temperatures...this drink would do well to cool us down...

Richa said...

lassi looks very tempting, orange flower is such a new idea! avi lassi mae kyare nathi pidhi, bau fine recipe che.

Sig said...

Hey Trupti, hope you are all well and relaxed now... The lassi looks great, orange flower essence is a new one for me. Looks like you love oranges, your header matches with this post. :). I made an orange panna cotta yesterday, will post it soon if I can get a good picture. I can never get puddings out of the mold clean to take a nice picture :(

swapna said...

hi trupti
good that u came back..Orange flower lassi looks good.perfect for the summer time..

nz said...

welcome back Trupti - did you have a good break ?

The lassi looks just too good but I will have to leave it until next summer ;-)

marriedtoadesi.com said...

Nice combination Trupti! Wish I had a glass to toast you with! Glad to have you back. Trupti not blogging is akin to the world not revolving!

Sharmi said...

hey Trupti, Nice to have you back and hope you are doing good. Your blog looks nice with some plesant colors! nice info about orange flower. that drink has got a lovely color. slurrrrpp...

Sandeepa said...

The Lassi looks so pretty Trupti. Never tried this Orange Flower essence before
Kash, cake ka ek pic bhi hota, it must ahve been real pretty

Monisha said...

Thanks for participating Trupti! This Lassi Looks absolutely delicious and refreshing! A brilliant end to any meal !

Roopa said...

Nice to see you back !
Orange flower never came acrosee this would be curious to look out for htis!

Roopa said...

Nice to see you back !
Orange flower never came acrosee this would be curious to look out for htis!

Manasi said...

Hi Glad u r better now! U take care! Orange flower lassi with saffron! lovely! Heavenly falvors !

Mythreyee said...

fantastic dish trupti. Great for a party too. thanks.

USHA said...

As Ashaji said, i even never heard of orange flower essence before, its nice, i get to knwo about it..

Drink looks exceelent,its hot here past 2 days.Let me try and let you know.

Seema said...

Trupti,
Lassi looks thirst quenching buddy. Orange flavor is so very new to me. I am sure I will love the flavor and would pour some of this lassi into Popsicle moulds...would be perfect for summer.

Kay said...

Trupti (What a beautiful name!), I hope all is well with you. I have to try that canelloni recipe of yours. Looks so yummy. :)

Is Orange flower water the same as kewra water? I've seen the cheap-knockoffs of the latter in Indian stores... yours sound like pure distilled ones. Must smell yummy, considering that the cake was devoured that quick.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hey Trupthi,
Really a perfect drink for thsi spring.Thanks for sharing

Prema Sundar said...

Hi Trupti,
never heard of the orange flower essence. lassi looks good .. its my summer favourite.

Garrett said...

Ooh, yum...

Garrett said...

I think you just inspired an orange creamsicle cupcake...

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Dilip said...

Peeking in...Hi ben how are you...great to see lots of great recipes as always...missed visiting your blog...have a lot to catch up on...take care

Sushma said...

I love smoothies..and orange flower lassi makes me have one.

Trupti, I am still waiting for Italian style Asparagus recipe from you...:-) hope you post them sooooooooooooooooon

Reena said...

Trupti, That is a wonderful looking shake.

mallugirl said...

what kind of speciality stores? the lassi loosk awesome. yes, its is getting to be lassi weather.

Sia's Corner said...

hey T...kidhar gayi yaar?

Amazing Flower said...

i bet that's so yummy. Singapore Florist

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