Piyush is a popular drink common to the Gujarati and Maharashtrian tradition. It uses flavorings like cardamom and nutmeg to give distinct flavor to the drink. It has a semi liquid texture to the very famous Indian Lassi which distinguishes the two drinks par taste. Well, both have charm of their own and perfectly suits the hot Indian weather which can wash down any yoghurt drink thus giving one a soothing comfort to a great extent. Its best done than said 🙂
I remember it was my mother who introduced me to this lip smacking drink during my school and college days with a bite of hot vada pav. What eternal bliss it was, the combination so divine. A vada pav and piyush team up extremely well together. If you haven’t tasted this heavenly combination you must whenever you visit Mumbai. I first tasted it at Gomantak in Mumbai, ever since it has been my favorite option for snacks.
Mango Srikhand – 4 tbsp (I used store brought one)
Curd – 8 tbsp
Water – 2 cups
1 slice of mango
2 pods of cardamom
Nutmeg (optional) I did not add here
Few strands of kesar/ saffron
1. Blend all the ingredients together wet ingredients together
2. Garnish with pistachio and strands of Kesar and serve.
3. Enjoy this drink chilled with vada pav or any accompainments of your choice.