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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Mango Lassi


Lassi is a traditional yogurt based drink, preferred during the summer months since yogurt acts as a coolant. Lassis originated from the Punjab region though they are now equally popular everywhere in India. There are both savory and sweetened versions. And the modern versions use fruits too, the mango being the most popular one.
And for me especially who grew up eating mangoes along with yogurt rice, mango - yogurt combination is irresistible. Be it the mango shrikhand or this lassi / smoothie, anything is more than welcome at my home. I couldn't complete this week's marathon without our favorite drink lassi, especially when I was using the mango pulp. I find mango lassi appealing to both eyes and palate. Sweetened mango pulp blended with yogurt and milk yields a rich, flavorful and yummy drink. A perfect one for these scorching days. If using fresh fruit, remember to use ripened, sweet and less fibrous variety.

Ingredients for each serving:
1/2 cup kesar mango pulp (or slightly more quantity if using fresh mango pieces.)
1/2 cup yogurt 
1/4 cup milk
Sugar to taste (I added 1 oz sweetener.)
A few strands of saffron soaked in 1 Tbsp of warm milk
Almonds / Pistachios to garnish 

Method:
Blend mango pulp, milk, yogurt and sugar. Garnish with saffron and nuts. Serve chilled if preferred or add ice cubes while blending the ingredients. I personally don't prefer adding ice cubes since they dilute the beverages. I instead had put the mango pulp in the freezer for about an hour and added chilled milk to blend. You can even add cardamom powder if preferred.


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Comments

16 comments:

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Simply mouthwatering and refreshing mango lassi.
Deepa

Akila said...

Omg... Just drooling over here...

Hari Chandana said...

Refreshing lassi.. Love it :)

kitchen queen said...

refreshing and yummy lassi.

Preety said...

looks so tempting..great click

Foodiliciousnan said...

I've had mango lassi only at restaurants and absolutely love it. Now I'm tempted to try at home . Beautiful picture

Priya Suresh said...

Cant stop drooling myself here, my all time favourite drink.

Srivalli said...

I love mango lassi too suma, I think we all love mangoes with curd rice...that's a combination my colleagues found very strange to accept in the beginning. Now many of them are fans because they tasted from my box...and of course this lassi no one can say no!

Nalini's Kitchen said...

looks so refreshing and filling drink..nicely captured.

Pavani N said...

My son's favorite thing to order at Indian restaurants and they have it all year round on the menu, thanks to the canned mango pulp.
Lovely and very inviting clicks.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

delicious and mouthwatering here.. nice tip on adding the frozen pulp... very helpful..
Sowmya
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vaishali sabnani said...

super tempting Mango Lassi...awesome click!

Chef Mireille said...

who can ever resist mango lassi

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

To this day my kids order at restaurants is this lassi!! My personal fav too! Drool worthy pictures!!

Priya Srinivasan said...

Tempting Clicks Suma!!! Very Refreshing Glass!!! :)

The Pumpkin Farm said...

i love mango so much that in any form it is acceptable, this looks so deliciously inviting, loved the thick pulpy texture it shows here