�Look Ma a Washing Machine !!�
In country of extremes, there are the �haves� and the �have nots� and if I were to believe President Bush there is a third category of the �have mores�.
On a trip to Punjab, a fellow Urban Indian was treated to the hospitality of a rich Punjabi farmer. One who drives to work in his BMW SUV and spends his day working on his John Deere tractor. My friend the rich farmer is small minority of rich farmers in India, a minority who have so much money they don�t know what to do with it and with no income tax officer knocking on his door it doesn�t help the picture.
Having a lot of money amounts to one thing spending it (exception to the rule Sam Walton & Azim Premji) therefore the end resultant of my Punjabi friends beautiful occupation is that their house (or farm house\mansion) is blessed with all the gadgets, which they don�t usually have a utility for. An example to this is a funny anecdote. Walking into their kitchen the urban Indian finds a large front loader washing machine spinning away to glory to what looked like a heavy wash cycle. If you looked very closely at the contents of washing machine you would be surprised that instead of a dirty load of laundry, some detergint (& may be some fabric softener) you would find a 2 to 1 ratio of curd is to water some salt and some pepper.
The prefect lassi-maker don�t you think ?
Utility defines Use. For what to you is a washing machine to them is a lassi maker and a good one for that.
Trivial - info
Lassi is a traditional Indian beverage made by blending yoghurt with water, salt, and spices until frothy, and enjoyed chilled as a hot-weather refreshment. Traditional lassi is salty and usually flavored with ground roasted cumin and chili peppers. Sweet lassi is a more recent invention, flavored with sugar, rosewater and/or lemon, mango, strawberry or other fruit juice
Traditional salty (namkin) lassi
* 4 c (1 litre) yoghurt
* 3 c (750 ml) cold water
* 1 c (250 ml) crushed ice
* fresh green chili peppers (quantity according to taste), chopped
* 1 ts cumin, roasted and ground
* 3 tb lime or lemon juice
* 2 ts salt
Combine all ingredients except ice in blender(or washing machine) and blend until smooth. Then add ice and continue blending until frothy.