My 127th post, “Easy Mango Lassi Recipe”, one of my favorite cold drinks. A traditional Indian drink. A favorite drink of many. The perfect beverage. Especially during the hot summer months.
Lassi is a popular yogurt based dish from the Indian sub-continent. It is quite the popular drink. You will for sure find it in any of the Indian restaurants. However, Traditionally, lassi is a savory drink flavored with ground cumin powder. Perfect to refresh you during hot summers.
However, Like most of the other recipes, this salty lassi has evolved into a lot over the years. The popular version now, probably world famous, is the sweet lassi. One which is a blend of yogurt with sugar and/or fresh fruit. Flavored with cardamom pods. Popularity probably stems from the fact that it has to accompany made spicy indian meals.
When I posted the Green smoothie a few days back, I had mentioned about my love for mangoes. Mango was my number one favorite fruit when I was in India. I would never let a summer go through without polishing off atleast a few dozen of those delicious mangoes.
Without any doubts, among the different flavored lassi, Mango Lassi which is a simple blend of mangoes and yogurt is my absolute favorite. It is my goto drink whenever I visit an Indian restaurant. It tastes very refreshing and compliments very well the spiciness from the Indian main coarse dishes. I always love to have an lassi along with my spicy indian food or atleast to end it 🙂
If Mango is one of your favorites as well, then do stop by my other delicious mango recipes below
Easy Mango Lassi Recipe
- 1 large Ripe Mango (1 Cup of mango pulp)
- 1 Cup Curd | Fresh Yogurt
- 1 Tbsp Cane Sugar (adjust per taste)
- a large pinch Ground Cardamom powder
- First wash and peel the skin of the mango. Dice up the mango pulp. Freeze the mango chunks for about a hour.
- Then add the frozen mangoes, curd, sugar and cardamom powder to a blender/mixie and blend until smooth.
- Garnish with cardamom powder, mint leaves and Serve chilled.
Notes | FAQ
- If you are short of time, you can also use ice cubes instead of freezing the fresh mangoes or you can refrigerate the lassi after blending.
- If you feel the lassi to be too thick, you can add little water or milk while blending.
- Using full fat yogurt is recommended to achieve the best taste. I used plain whole milk yogurt. If you are really trying to cut down on fat, then you can use low-fat yogurt
- Mango should be fully ripe to give the best taste. Fresh ripe mangoes are the best, but if you outside the mango season, canned mango pulp or mango puree should work fine.
- You can also increase the quantity of mango and skip the sugar to make it healthier. Or use alternative sweetener of your choice.
- Different varieties of mangoes do exist. To make a delicious mango lassi you would need one of the best indian mangoes like alphonso mangoes or what you get locally.
- You can optionally use saffron strands for garnish.
- If your yogurt is thick, add a little milk to thin it out, but maintaining the creamy consistency
- If looking for a vegan mango lassi, you can replace yogurt with a cold milk like almond milk. But it will taste more like a mango milkshake than an indian mango lassi recipe
Sending this recipe to the First Blog Anniversary Celebration of Delectable Flavours.