Punjabi food is not complete without a thick creamy Lassi. Lassi is a special Punjabi drink made with Curd or Yogurt or Dahi churned with sugar and spices to form a smooth thick liquid and is best served chilled in a tall brass glass. It is said that the heavy Punjabi food with spices and pure ghee is digested easily by taking a glass of lassi after the meal. For most Punjabis, a few Aloo parathas and a tall glass of lassi is a normal breakfast. Traditionally, there are special glasses for serving lassi – the strong and tall glasses made with brass. There are also the small lassi glasses that are used to serve lassi to the children.
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Plum jam with butter on toast is a good way to start the day. Cut the plums into smaller sizes and add sugar. I used 1 1/4 cups of sugar per 3lbs of plums but adjust the sugar to your taste. Let the mixture sit at room temperature for about an hour before you start cooking it. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, then let it simmer for 10 mins. Turn off heat. Let it stand uncovered until it's cooled to room temperature then turn the heat back on, simmer for 10 mins, turn off the heat. Repeat until you get the consistency you like. I cooked it a couple of times after dinner, then again in the morning before I left the house and when I got home in the afternoon and once more before bedtime. It took 2 days to do it this way but that's how it works for me. There's enough sugar so they won't spoil on the counter overnight. Follow the canning method to preserve it. .