There’s nothing like a chilled glass of lassi to beat the summer heat. Take your pick.
Lying at the end of the road of Chandni Chowk at the Fatehpuri intersection, the lassi served here comes in lots of flavours. The plain lassi is called malai lassi (Rs25) and it comes with a thick layer of malai (cream). You are given a spoon to scoop out the malai. They also have other flavours — mango lassi (Rs30), badam lassi (Rs35), banana lassi (Rs30) and kesar badam (Rs35). For those who don't like it sweet, they can try out the namkeen zeera lassi (Rs23). If you want to carry lassi for your friends or family then you an get it packed in disposable glasses at an extra packaging charge of Rs2.
Where: 295, Fatehpuri Chowk, Chandni Chowk
Gupta ji ki Lassi
Gupta Ji’s lassi shop is open during summer and is popular among the customers who come to eat in the dhabas located here. Their lassi is churned manually, using a wooden churning stick. It is made rich by adding a thick layer of malai on the top and served in glass or clay tumbler. The lassi served in glass tumbler is priced at Rs15 and if you prefer to have it in a clay tumbler, then be ready to pay Rs20.
Where: Near ITO, Kotla Road (in front of National Bal Bhawan)
Raj Lassi Wale
This popular shop serves just one kind of lassi - plain sweet lassi —that comes without any frills. Just yogurt, water and sugar is churned together and served chilled. They do add a thick layer of malai though, and you have a choice of opting out. The lassi is served in a kulhar with a dash of rose flavoured essence. They also do catering for big functions. A kulhar of lassi costs Rs30.
Where: G-40, Aggarwal Millenium Tower, 1 Netaji Subhash Place, Pitampura, Tel: 011- 42470515
Shyam Lassi Wala
Located in Lakshmi Nagar, one of the most popular shopping areas in east Delhi, this shop serves only sweet lassi. Their lassi is made in the traditional style by mixing water, yogurt and sugar in a metal pot and churning it manually, using a wooden churner stick called phirni. The lassi is served in a kulhar and is priced at Rs22. You can pay extra and get some malai added to it.
Where: Lakshmi Nagar Market,
100 m from the Lakshmi Nagar Metro station
Kanu Di Lassi
Silver coloured pots with mechanical churners, metal tumblers lined up against a wall and huge shallow clay bowls with yogurt in it lends a distinct charm to this shop. This shop sells only sweet and salted lassi; a large serving is priced at Rs25 and small at Rs15. The lassi served here is not very sweet or salty, but is high on water content. They make up for it by adding a layer of thick malai. They give no spoon to eat the malai; so will end up eating it with your fingers.
Where: Stall No.36, Gaffar Market, Karol Bagh