The most popular dairy based drink in India is Lassi. Lassi is a traditional Indian drink made from yogurt and adition few spices. This yogurt based shake can be either sweet or savory. Served as part of an Indian meal is very good for counteracting the hotness of the chilies. The most common flavors include: mango, rose water and plain sugar (sweet lassi). Traditional lassi is sometimes flavored with ground roasted cumin. With a little turmeric powder mixed in, it is also used as a folk remedy for gastroenteritis.
These yogurt and milk based drinks have may health benefits: they boost immune system, help digestion and prevent stomach probems. Also they are great source of priobiotics.