Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mango Lassi ~ Summer Drink

Mango Lassi is a very popular yogurt based Indian drink. Summer always reminds me of Mango and Jackfruit. I strongly believe that Mango is the 'King of Fruits' and is my favorite. It is very hard to find people who don't like mango. I love Mango Milkshake . To be frank, I never had mango lassi in India. I was introduced to this drink after coming to the US :-)

Making this lassi is very easy. Don't follow the measurement. Just follow your heart. Its very hard to go wrong. Do try making this drink when the mangoes are in season. I am sure you will love it !


  • Ripe Sweet Mango, medium sized - 2
  • Plain yogurt (Curd) - 3/4 cup
  • Water (or milk) - 1/2 cup (optional)
  • Sugar - As required
  • Cardamom pods - 1-2 (optional)


Mango - Mango should be sweet and non fibrous. The mango I chose was medium sized and yielded 1 3/4 cups of pulp. You can also use store bought mango pulp (in a can). In that case add sugar only if required.
Yogurt - It should not be very sour. Milk can be added to cut down the sourness.
Water - Add water only if preferred. I like the lassi to be medium thick in consistency. 
Cardamom - Add it only if you like. I like it with or without it. But most of the time I make it without cardamom.


Remove the skin of the mango using a peeler or knife. Chop off the flesh discarding the seed.

Now transfer the chopped mango along with little sugar, in a blender. Add yogurt.

Blend it until you get a smooth mixture. 

At this point taste it and add more sugar, if required. Add water to get desired consistency. Blend it again for few seconds. At this point you can add freshly ground cardamom powder. Mango Lassi is ready!!

Serve it chilled. Above measurement serves 2-3 people.

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