Mangoes are here…
The seasons have changed, the flowers began to bloom and guess what..it is mango season…
I have been waiting for a long while for these beauties. I drooled over every blogger’s mango collection. Just because we are in the ‘other” hemisphere our seasons are now topsy-turvy. So when mangoes came I was the first one to drag the sleepy husband up to the farmers market. I needed a helping hand for the haul.
Yes, now I am mango rich.
If you follow my FB page you would have noted I gobbled up quite a lot of my riches as Aamras. (aamras recipe here). Now to the next best one for the kids, mango lassi.
Lassi is an age-old smoothie with yoghurt, sweet or salt addition and sometimes a fruit.
Originating in the cattle-rich lands of Punjab, this cooling probiotic-rich drink is a welcome treat on warm days. It is one of the most popular drink on the Indian restaurant menu to calm down the fiery spices of the Indian curries.
This lassi comes in a multitude of flavours and fruit additions. So literally the choice is in your hand what you can whip up with the key ingredient yoghurt. But the best of the lot is without a doubt the mango lassi.
Indeed this is the first thing many of my acquaintance ask me when I say I have a food blog…do you have lassi and curry on the blog
Ahemm!! ahem!! though we have a few curries, and lassi types. I know instantly they were asking for the “mango lassi” so here it is the magical mango lassi to satisfy that part of the sweet tooth. Served in the consistency of a thick shake this is a perfect crowd pleaser. The faint aroma from the cardamom and the rose water heightens the experience of having this and sets it apart from the morning smoothies. So don’t miss this… Try it out today.
We have a low-calorie lassi on the blog check it out
To the inspiration
The recipe is a part of the “my beginner recipe” by @Amrita towards the #169 Foodie Monday Blog hop. It is a recipe my mom asked me to make at the very first time I was allowed to use some gadgets in the kitchen. I am very sure she asked me to do this as she was hoping I will consume some yoghurt this way… but it didn’t work for a very long time. I hardly ever touched it. Now, I make this recipe for my kids and have graduated my way up to a few combos of the yoghurt I have learnt to consume. But the mangoes are a bit different story… I gobble them up the moment I see them.
I am submitting this recipe to Cooking from a cookbook Challenge initiative also, as I was taught this by my mother who in turn saved it from a magazine cutting.
Hope you enjoy this essential recipe from Indian Cuisine. Let me know what you learnt to do as the very first recipe. Most of all, don’t miss the mangoes, Sydney!!
Magical mango lassi
to blend together
- 1 cup mango pulp
- 1 cup low fat yogurt
- 1/2 cup icecold water or ice cubes
- 1 tsp rosewater
- 1/4 tsp green cardamom powder
garnish with any or all
- 1 tsp pistachioes crushed
- few saffron strands
- candied rind
- Into the blender add the scooped mango pulp, yoghurt, icecubes, rose water and cardamom powder and blend till smooth
- garnish and serve immediately
- If making for later, store in the refrigerator.
The addition of sugar o a sweetener is optional depending on the sweetness of the mango. I prefer to use super ripe mangoes and hence have added none.
Serving: 250gCalories: 155kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 8gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.0002gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.0003gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 85mgPotassium: 4mgFiber: 0.02gSugar: 7g
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
I love, love, love Mango Lassi! Your version looks so good!
The addition of cardamom and rose water to the lassi must make it all the more delightful, I’m sure. 🙂
So glad you like my version.
I have yet to meet a person , who has not fallen in love with this tropical delight. My family is also a mango fanatic and mango lassi no doubt is one of the best ways to enjoy it . Lovely share on the theme Seema !
hahaha, I am sure some exist like me.. but I like the mango lassi
Like you, I absolutely adore Mangoes and when in season, make the most of it. Shakes, Lassis are always a priority when it comes to a hot climate. Your Lassi looks thick and delicious, just the way I like it.
Yes always… glad you like it
One of the reasons why I love mangoes to excess is this mango lassi, it is indeed strange to read about different mango season..:0)..nice reading about this recipe and how it came about!
Srivalli, yes we have reverse seasonal timing.
I love mango lassi and this looks delish. Cardamom and rose water definitely made it super yummy. Lovely share.
It really a wonderful smell
Growing up, remember we had a blender, the only electrical equipment in the kitchen and my mum would treasure it. No one was allowed to touch it. We used mortar and pestle for chutneys, the hand whisk for lassis, and a manual food processor. The blender came out for special recipes only like soups, sauces. We all tend to use the trick of allowing kids to prepare a simple dish with foods they hate thinking that it will get them to taste it but sadly it does not work at all. I love mango lassi and with the hot season… Read more »
I guess my mom was trying her luck over the blender
No doubt the smoothie is magical…love it anytime
True, always cherished
I love mangoes. I wish it was mango season here. This looks good!
I drooled all through India mango season…. I feel you
Truly magaical lassi!! Perfect for summers!! Looks yumm!!
What welcome change from regular butter milk. Adding mango makes it more interesting and this looks so inviting too.
adding more mangoes was my trick to make the yoghurt feel go away
Sooo refreshing, very beautiful drink, would love to have a glass of this lassi without any hesitation. Well done.
Come over, its mango season here
My kids love mango lassi and don’t ask me…I just love mango in any…this magical mango lassi is indeed magic …the addition of rose water makes it magical..right?
yes, anytime one. the Rose water bring in a flavour so subtle but makes you wonder what’s in there.
Looks so yummy, and the addition of rose water to mango lassi sounds like something I’d like to try next time.
Thats the best one which makes it magical
Mango lassi is a tasty drink to beat the heat. A nice beginner recipe Seema.
Big mango fan here and never say no to Mango lassi, what a refreshing drink to cool down in style!
That mango lassi simply looks sun kissed , creamy and so yummy. Please pass me a glassful. I love this delicious lassi so soothing to the tummy & so tasty to the tongue.
Mango lassi is my favourite one.your lassi looks absolutely creamy and delicious.
In the season, this mango lassi is a must at my place and yours look so delish ……. Cardamom and rose water definitely made it super yummy. Lovely share.