Indian Mango Lassi is a rich, creamy, mango yogurt smoothie that is often made during Indian summers. The sweet mangoes and yogurt are flavoured with cardamom powder or rose water for added taste.
I impatiently wait for mango season every year because it is my favorite fruit. We have mango trees in our courtyard itself and I go out there craning my neck to check if there is any sign of the sweet mangoes that I absolutely love and crave. We got a few mangoes last day and I decided to make this delicious lassi for my parents.
Mango Lassi comes together in just 5 minutes! All you have to do is chop up some sweet mangoes and blend it with yogurt. You may add any flavorings of your choice like cardamom powder or rose water. It is refreshing, filling, and delicious and is perfect to beat the summer sun.
Mango Lassi is
- refreshing and delicious
- makes use of only 5 ingredients
- comes together in 5 minutes
- perfect as a summer drink
Lassi is a traditional Indian yogurt drink. It could be sweet or savory depending on the main ingredient. I could give you an example of savory yogurt drink and that is Sambaram which is common in Kerala households. In India, we also have a salted yogurt drink called Chaas. Today's recipe is a sweet version of Lassi and I have used Mangoes.
Homemade Mango Lassi Ingredients
My mango lassi makes use of five ingredients- mangoes, yogurt, milk, cardamom, and sugar. You can easily omit milk if you want a thick lassi and sugar if you can get hold of sweet Alphonso mangoes.
- Mango: Always use fresh mangoes for this recipe. You may use store-bought mango pulp but nothing beats fresh mangoes. You would want pulpy mangoes for this recipe though.
- Yogurt: Use thick hung curd or yogurt for making lassi. You may also use Greek yogurt or almond yogurt as well.
- Milk: I use chilled milk to loosen up the lassi a bit. It is only a preference. So, you may choose to omit to add milk.
- Sugar: I like to use granulated sugar. But you can also use honey or stevia.
- Flavorings: I often add cardamom to my mango lassi. Cardamom is synonymous with any smoothie I make with mangoes. Like this Mango Milkshake! You may, however, substitute it with rose water.
- Others: Ice cubes can be added while blending. It will loosen up the lassi and also helps in maintaining a low temperature. You can garnish with mint leaves, chopped mangoes, slivered almonds and crushed pistachios.
How to Make Indian Mango Lassi
- Chop the mangoes into small chunks.
- Add chopped mangoes, milk, sugar, and cardamom powder to a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add yogurt and or ice cubes and blend till everything is combined well and the lassi is smooth.
- Pour in glasses.
- Garnish with slivered almonds, chopped pistachios, mangoes, and or mint leaves.
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