It’s turning out to be one of those weeks when everything happens all at once. Deadlines, errands, events, looking for a new apartment. Not to mention all the work it took to find affordable flights to India for trip in December and the ensuing visa application. And oh yeah, dark gloomy weather when you’re trying to take pictures.
Or I could just blame it on the pears that were of the perfect ripeness. Just asking to be eaten.
So it came to be that I took the very popular Mango Lassi and made it with baked pears. Was it as good as the One Lassi? I’ll let you decide.
Even with this simple recipe, I had to make a couple of tweaks from what I’d planned. I blended 2 pears with 1 cup of yogurt first and it turned out to be too much yogurt. I added another pear and some honey to make the lassi a bit sweet. Feel free to add sugar or more honey to your taste. I always use freshly ground cardamom when making mango lassi. But the cardamom just didn’t pair well with the pear lassi. I ended up using ground cassia cinnamon instead.
Makes 2 tall glasses
- 3 pears (I had 2 Bosc and 1 Starkrimson but choose the sweetest ones available)
- 1/2 inch piece ginger, peeled
- 3/4 cup plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ground cinnamon
With a fork or knife, pierce the pears a few times each. Microwave on 80% power for 10 minutes or till pears have softened. Flip them half way through.
Peel, remove seeds and then blend with yogurt, ginger and honey.
Pour into glasses and dust with the ground cinnamon.
Sip and enjoy your dessert in a glass! And enjoy the rest of your week. I can’t wait for the weekend and to dream about all the places I”ll be visiting and all the food I’ll be eating in India!