Naan, Lassis and Raita! - April 30, 2019

This week, the Cookshop Kids tackled some Indian favorites: naan, mango lassi, and raita.

Naan recipe from Rassa Maylasia (NOTE: the recipe does not call for salt! Adding 1 teaspoon of kosher salt is necessary for best flavor!)

Raita adapted from Ruchikala (Kusuma Rao)

ps Kusuma is cooking at Tournant this Friday night! She’s amazing, and it will surely be a delicious time.


  • 1 medium sized cucumber + 1 large carrot

  • 1 cup plain yogurt

  • ½ tsp cumin powder

  • salt to taste

  • ½ tsp kashmiri chilli powder (optional!)

  • 2 tbsp cilantro leaves, chopped


  • grate the cucumber and carrots. if the cucumber is bitter then peel off the skin.

  • add 1 cup yogurt to grated carrot and cucumber

  • roasted cumin powder, salt, coriander leaves and add chilli powder (if using)

  • stir well to combine

  • serve with naan, rice, any favorite Indian dishes that need some “cooling off” (ie spicy dishes!)

Mango Lassi recipe (makes enough for 2 thirsty kids)

1 cup plain yogurt.

1/2 cup milk.

1 cup chopped very ripe mango, frozen chopped mango, or a cup of canned mango pulp.

1 Tablesppon honey (or to taste).

A dash of ground cardamom (optional)

Ice (optional)

Place all ingredients in high speed blender and blend until thick and creamy and no chunks remain. Enjoy!