Typically found in street stalls in the subcontinent, lassi
is a refreshing drink with a base of thick yogurt, thinned down with ice cubes,
milk and water. Parsis have mitthi lassi which has sugar added
– or khaari lassi which is salty and occasionally has freshly
ground black pepper too. Lassi can also be prepared with mangoes when in
season, and flavours of rose water, saffron, cardamom and cumin are typical.
A simple and delicious way of keeping hydrated, nourished, and healthy
during the long hot summers.
½ cup thick yogurt
Pinch of salt
Pinch of sugar
2 cups peeled and cut mangoes
1 cup ice cubes
Blend all ingredients in a electric blender until smooth. Add cold water or milk to thin down if necessary.
If the mangoes are out of season, you may need to sweeten to taste with sugar, honey, or agave. A sprinkle of salt and a touch of lemon or lime can bring out the flavour if your mangoes are not flavourful.
Mango Lassi made from fresh ripe sweet mangoes
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