Instead of buying soft drinks from outside, rich and creamy lassi could be easily made at home.
While we love it best plain and sliced, and in smoothies and traditional chutneys, the flavourful fruit can add that extra punch to a lot of other recipes.
Indians ordered gulab jamun to satiate their sweet tooth, followed by ice cream and ras malai.
The book - "Lassis of India - Smoothies with a Twist" by Radha Bhatia - attempts to span five generations of stories, wisdom and recipes.
Though the Tandoori flavour traces its origins to Persia, the chicken tandoori mixed in native and home-made flavours is an integral part of Punjabi cuisine.