Lassi is a yogurt-based drink that originated in India. Lassi can be sweet or savory. Savory lassi is traditionally made with cumin seeds, mint and rock salt. Sweet lassi can be made plain with just sugar or with different fruits like mangoes, banana, chocolate, pistachios or strawberries. Whether sweet or savory, lassi is definitely a welcoming relief after some spicy Indian food. This smooth, creamy and sweet yogurt drink is made with mango purée, milk, yogurt and cardamom. It is refreshing, and a perfect end to a meal @sarchakra
PREP TIME:5 mins
COOK TIME: 0
YIELDS: Serves 2
- Mango pulp 1 cup
- Whole milk 1 cup
- Greek yogurt 1cup
- Ice cubes 1 cup
- Cardamom powder a pinch
- Saffron for garnish
- Mango chunks for garnish
- Pistachios to garnish
- Put mango pulp, Greek yogurt and ice cubes in the blender. Blitz.
- Add milk to adjust the consistency of the drink.
- Stir in cardamom powder. Pour in glasses
- Serve with a garnish of saffron threads, pistachios and mango chunks.
Mango pulp can be replaced with very ripe mangoes puréed.
Alfonso mango pulp or purée is the sweetest and best option for making mango lassi and mango drinks, kulfi, jellies, yogurt or pastries in my opinion. The canned version is preserved really well to give that authentic creamy flavor.
Since I used mango purée, no added sugar was needed. If using fresh mangoes, you might want to check the sweetness and add some sugar while blending.
Greek yogurt is thicker and has a tartness that I think balances really well with the sweetness of the mangoes.