Lassi is a popular traditional yogurt (dahi) based drink. It is a blend of yogurt, water, with some spices and sometimes fruit. A sweet and refreshing mango lassi is the perfect drink to enjoy when mangos are in their peak of the season. Mango Lassi is thick and creamy in texture with the flavour of king of fruits – ‘Mango’. It is a very healthy drink prepared with just three ingredients within few minutes. It is the amalgamation of fresh ripe mango pulp, curd and sugar.
Traditional lassi is a savory drink, sometimes flavored with ground and roasted cumin. Sweet lassi, however, contains sugar or fruits and flavored with cardamom instead of spices. Mango lassi is a sweet, rich and creamy drink made with delicious ripe mangoes, creamy yogurt, milk and a dash of cardamom powder. Mango Lassi is one of the most popular drinks in the subcontinents of south Asia. It is prepared in almost every house multiple time during summer. In fact, Mango Lassi is one of the most sought-after summer drinks of India sold by small street vendor’s to renowned restaurants during summer.
Ripe Mango Pulp – 1 Cup ( 2 medium size mango)
Curd – 1 cup
Milk – 1/4 cup
Powdered Sugar – 2 tbsp (optional)
Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
Ice cubes – 1/2 cup
For Garnishing :
Cube Mango – 1/2 cup
Sliced Pistachios – 3 tbsp
Sliced Cherries – 4
- Wash, peel and puree the mangoes.
- Now put mango puree, curd, milk, sugar, cardamom powder with ice cubes in a blender.
- Blend until creamy and smooth.
- Garnish with cube mangoes, sliced pistachios, and cherries. Serve chilled.