Mango Lassi Recipe

Lassi is an old-fashioned yogurt-based drink with its roots in India. The Indian variation is the perfect blend of water, yogurt, spices, and fruits. It is one of the most prominent drinks in most restaurants in the Indian sub-continent. Whether you are there to have breakfast, lunch, or dinner, it is always a preferred drink for many people. Moreover, some people also enjoy having lassis instead of a cup of tea or coffee in the evenings. Lassi comes in a wide range of flavors, such as grape, orange, mango, strawberry, Kesar, avocado, etc. It also has variations of sweet and salty lassis.

 
 

Amongst the array of choices available to consumers, the mango lassi is the most popular and favored drink in the market today. It is an excellent blend of the tanginess of regular yogurt and the sweetness of the ripe mangoes. You may have tasted various mango lassis across the country. So, if you would like to have your mango lassi at your beck and call, we have the perfect recipe to make it at home. It will take you ten minutes at most to make this delightful drink.

 

List of Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of chopped mango (use ripe mangoes to ensure it does not taste sour).

  • (1/2) cup of milk.

  • 1 cup of plain yoghurt.

  • 4 teaspoons of sugar or honey, more or less to taste.

  • (1/8) of a teaspoon of ground cardamom [OPTIONAL].

  • Ice – to make it colder [OPTIONAL].

 
 
 

Directions for Making the Perfect Lassi:

 

  • First of all, get your blender out. Make sure it is clean and washed properly.
  • Second, put 1 cup of chopped mango, 1 cup of plain yogurt, (1/2) cup of milk, 4 teaspoons of sugar or honey, and (1/8) of a teaspoon of ground cardamom in the blender cup.
  • Third, blend the mixture for about 2 minutes to ascertain that it is mixed correctly.
  • Fourth, this step is optional. But, if it is a scorching hot day, you can put ice in the mixture to make it thicker and tastier.
  • Your homemade enjoyable two glasses of mango lassi are ready to be served. Now, you can store it for at most twenty-four hours.
 
 

Things to Remember While Making Your Perfect Lassi:

  • When choosing mangoes to make the lassi, use the mangoes that are very ripe. Otherwise, your lassi may taste too sour for your liking. So, you may need to add extra honey or sugar to balance the taste.

  • If you put chopped mangoes in the blender cup, the chances are that the lassi will be too thick and creamy for you. You can make it smoother if you dice or mince the mangoes before letting the blender have a go at it. It should be syrupy and pulpy without any trace of a chunk of mango.

  • You can also use frozen mangoes or canned mango pulp for the lassi.

  • If you are using canned mango pulps to make your lassi, read the label to verify it is already sweetened. If they are, then you may need to cut down the proportion of sugar or honey in your lassi. Or else, it will be too sweet for your liking.

  • If you are not into cardamom, you can substitute it with 1 tablespoon of rosewater or 8 to 10 strands of saffron.

  • Needless to say, but your yoghurt should be chilled to have a better taste.

  • You can use low-fat or skimmed milk yoghurt for the lassi. But, the whole milk yoghurt is responsible for providing the creamy consistency of the lassi.

  • While unlikely, many people prefer having 2 to 3 tablespoons of cream to get a richer texture in their lassi. You may give it a try too.

  • Before serving, taste the mixture to check if it is too sweet or sour. If it is not sufficiently sweet for you, you can add a couple of teaspoons of sugar or honey to adjust the taste. Blend it again, and then, check if it is okay. If it is, then you can serve it.

 

So, now you have the lovely recipe for sweetness. You can enjoy your mouth-watering glass of lassi with your loved ones. Since this recipe is a serving for two, you can adjust the proportions of the ingredients accordingly to make more if you have more family members at home or if you have invited some friends over to your place.

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