Updated: Neeru Majjige – Spicy Yogurt Lassi + Mint

We had lots and lots of Mint/Pudina during summer. I made all kinds of dishes using Mint/Pudina. We also constantly made Pudina/Mint Lassi almost every weekend during the summer.

The ingredients for Mint/Pudina Lassi are quite simple.

  • Yoghurt – 1 cup
  • Water – 1 cup
  • 15- 20 Mint leaves washed
  • 1/2 inch Ginger – optional
  • Salt to taste

Blend all the above ingredients and serve immediately.

Lassi is made by blending yogurt with water, salt, and spices until frothy. Here is a simple, spicy, yet very delicious Lassi. If you don’t want to blend than just mix all these ingredients well, you should still be able to get all the flavors. You can make this Lassi within minutes. This is a refreshing drink when chilled during summer.


  1. 1 cup yogurt or curd
  2. 2 cup water
  3. 3-4 curry leaves
  4. 1 green chilli ( optional)
  5. 1 inch ginger finely grated
  6. 3-4 leaves of cilantro
  7. Salt to taste


Put all the above ingredients in your blender and blend until frothy. Enjoy anytime of the day. I have 2 tall Lassi already ready, do you want some? 🙂

Neeru Majjige

12 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Sundar Matpadi on January 22, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    I saw your blog today and was very impressed by the contents. Also lot of south kanara dishes which we make at home, Shivalli brahmin food. For the neeru majjige, one variation is to add oggaranae (tempering) and during summer time add tiny pieces of raw mango.


  2. Posted by bhavana on October 29, 2012 at 11:13 pm


    Wonderful health drinks !

    Instead of mint leaves you can also use lemon grass cut into small pieces. For a change add a spoonful of fresh coconut and grind it. Then strain it and add oggarane of mustard seeds, urad daal, and curry leaves. We call it TAMBULI

    In summer we prepare variety of tambulis of different flavours.


    • Posted by meeraghu on October 30, 2012 at 8:47 am

      Never used lemon grass.


      • Posted by bhavana on November 18, 2012 at 4:33 am

        Hope you might have seen lemongrass.

        Lemongrass is a herb cherished for its aroma and citrus-cum-ginger taste.
        I have e mailed some information, a recipe and pictures to you.

  3. Posted by Navya :) on December 11, 2008 at 7:20 am

    Cool cool.. spicy drink 🙂


  4. Posted by meeraghu on November 3, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Sure, will try it out next time.


  5. Posted by Gaalipata on November 3, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Add little lemon juice to this to enhance the taste. Neeru majjige is my alltime favourite


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  7. Posted by krishns on December 19, 2007 at 10:17 am



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