Sweet, creamy, and simply delicious, here's an easy blender recipe for an Indian restaurant favorite, Mango Lassi. This popular yogurt drink can be made at home with five simple ingredients in just five minutes.
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chilled (or 2 ripe mangoes, cubed)
cold (I use 2%, can use full-fat)
or honey or sugar
(6 pods, de-seeded & crushed)
Add mango pulp, (or mango cubes), yogurt, agave, cardamom and saffron in the blender jar. If the yogurt is too thick, add 1/4 cup water or ice.
Blend it for a few seconds till everything comes together like a creamy smoothie. If the lassi is too thick, add a little water.
Pour the lassi in serving glasses and garnish with 2-3 saffron strands. Serve chilled.
Tips for a Smooth & Creamy Mango Lassi:
Mango lassi is best served chilled. It helps to
start with chilled ingredients
, like mango pulp and yogurt. This way you don't have to add ice, which ends up diluting the flavors.
Mango pulp is naturally sweet. If you don't feel the need to add additional sweeteners like agave or honey, skip it.
If using fresh mangoes in this recipe,
use super ripe mangoes
, the ones that have a
. You'll have to add less sweetener to achieve the same result.
I use 2% low-fat yogurt for this lassi. It gives it a creamy texture while keeping it light. To get a creamier texture, use full-fat yogurt.
Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates are based on using 2% low-fat yogurt. If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.