Persimmons can be eaten fresh, dried or cooked. Their flavour ranges from firm to mushy and is very sweet. This delicate Oriental fruit is native to China. It spread to japan very long ago and later was introduces to California during the middle of the neneteenth century. Persimmon fruits are rich in health promoting nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants. Persimmon fruit pudding is a very popular dessert. I have made and posted the recipe earlier. You can refer to it HERE.
Today I have made a sweet and refreshing drink with the fruit pulp and yogurt. Select ripe ones for this and the pulp can be spooned out easily. Since the fruit is very sweet you don't need any kind of sweeteners. You may add a little honey if you wish.
Persimmon pulp ... 3-4 tbsps
Yogurt / dahi ....... 1/2 cup
Water ................. 1 and 1/2 cups
Sugar or honey .. optional
Crushed ice .... 1 -2 tbsps
1. Scoop out the pulp from the fruits.
2. Churn the pulp, yogurt and water in a mixie.
3. Mix the crushed ice and serve chilled.
This makes one glass of thick lassi. You can adjust the consitency according to your preference by adding more water.
Note: I have not added any sugar or honey. You may add if you like it very sweet. The pulp can also be frozen for later use.
Information - wikipedia
Check out another summer drink in Harini's blog - Mango Saffron Smoothie.
Mango is everyone's favourite fruit and the smoothie must be so flavourful with the addition of saffron.
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