Yoghurt is one of those things that is not only much cheaper to make at home, but is also quite easy to make. If you do decide to try making yoghurt at home I highly suggest that you invest in a food thermometer to make sure you get good yoghurt results every time. Also, as with most things in cooking, good quality ingredients are essential to a good product.
Hari Caran dasa, the head cook of Gopal's Restaurant in Auckland, New Zealand, says that cucumbers are at their best when they're about 10 inches (25 cm) long, firm, bright green, and shiny. If the skin is tough, you can peel or score it; if the seeds are large, it will be worth the extra time to scrape them out.
This classic recipe to a refreshing drink comes just in time for our cooling summer. Most lassi drinks are either spice flavored or fruit flavored, but this rose flavored version is popular.
Keep in mind that all rosewater is not created equal. For any cooking (or drinks) recipes, it's worth it to buy the good stuff, usually found through high-quality grocers. Poor quality rosewater can be either weak in flavor or have a slightly chemical after-taste.