Lassi is a typical street food of the Subcontinent which would include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. While it generally refers to anything whipped up in yogurt and ice (thinned down with water or milk), it can be flavoured with any variation from salt and pepper, to sugar, rose, mango, saffron, cardamom and other choices. It keeps one refreshed while the weather is humid and hot. It is also a simple way of keeping hydrated, nourished and healthy for the masses.
Mango Lassi made from fresh ripe sweet mangoes
1/2 cup thick yogurt
Pinch of salt
Pinch of sugar
2 cupfuls peeled cut mangoes
1 cupful of ice
Blend all the ingredients with an immersion blender /food processor/ liquidiser. Add cold water or milk to think it down if preferred.
A squeeze of fresh lime or lemon juice helps bring out the flavour of the mangoes.
While it is unlikely, if the mangoes are not sweet add sugar, honey or agave to sweeten to your taste.