Thursday, June 19, 2014

Mango Lassi

Sweet Mango Lassi : Beat the heat this summer with some naturally sweetened drink.

Lassi  is a traditional drink often made during peak summer months in most Indian homes.   Lassi can be sweet, fruit based , spiced and simply salted too.

Indian summers are unbearable even if one decides to stay indoors, I am taking about 100°F and above. Sweat breaks even before opening the gym door in such conditions keeping oneself hydrated is the only way to stay healthy.
Here is one such  filling and a thirst quencher lassi recipe, the most popular drink served in  Indian restaurants all around the world.



Ingredients: (Serves 2)
Large mango- 1/2 of one cubed or around 1/2 cup canned Kesar mango pulp (Available in most Indian Grocery stores)
Whole milk - 1 cup
Yogurt -1/2 cup
Full fat cream - 2 tbsp (mascarpone cheese beaten too tasted good)
Green cardamom- 2-3 pods( peel removed and powdered)

Method:
Grind  the mango pieces in a blender until smooth then add milk and yogurt.Let it blend until smooth.Pour it into tall glass.Put 1 tbsp cream per glass and sprinkle cardamom powder on top ,few cubes of mango and voila ur lassi is ready!
Oh! drop some ice cubes too :) it tastes awesome even at room temperature, trust me  :)

I love to serve Mango lassi along with a light meal  or sometimes instead of dessert.

Note : 
  • Chill all the ingredients and serve immediately after making the lassi.
  • Skip milk  and go for yogurt if u like the lassi tart also add some sweetener like sugar or honey if u prefer.

Here are more links to some more refreshing summer sips from Food Network friends:

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Dishin & DishesSummertime Basil Lemonade
Jeanette's Healthy LivingFrozen Mango Lemonade Mocktail
Dishing With DivyaThandai
Virtually HomemadeStrawberry Soda with Lime
The Lemon BowlBanana Licuado (Mexican Smoothie)
WeeliciousMermaid Deep Sea Punch
Elephants and the Coconut TreesMango Lassi
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Devour5 Booze-Free Picnic Sips
Taste With The EyesRoasted Barley-Corn Tea
Domesticate MeVegan "Orange Julius" Smoothie
Daily*DishinSweet Balsamic Spritzers
FN DishRefreshing Summer Drinks for the Whole Family

Hope you like it
Meena

18 comments:

  1. Such a luscious and very attractive lassi, i dont mind finishing those both glasses..

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  2. I love mango lassii yumm yumm,, love the way u presented meena <3

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  3. who can say no o this.. Super creamy and tempting lassi

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  4. wow !! wat a pic dear. that is really making me thirsty ... infact anyone !!1

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  5. Can have this lassi anytime.. looks very delicious..

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  6. delicious and yummy lassi....happy to follow u....

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  7. Mango lassi looks absolutely stunning ...love to finish it now!

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  8. very beautiful pictures..lovely colored lassi...

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  9. Yum yum yum :) wanna grab that glass :)

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  10. love to spend time here in your blog, Mango lassi looks divine , all that fat and cream!! sure looks heavenly!!

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  11. Pics r tempting me n mmint leaves r só cute..i love mangoes.

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  12. This has to be my forever fav. Its also a must order whenever we dine out in Indian restaurants. I like the addiction of cream for further fullness and creaminess. Tasty and so good.

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  13. delicious lassi with superb presentation!!!

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  14. Mango lassi adipoli Meena, lovely clicks.

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  15. Mmm...need to make these soon as temperature is getting better..

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  16. Perfectly clicked... I had been seeing these pics floating in FB but got the time to hop on ur blog only now... This is just perfect... It had always been my favorite and continue to top my favorite list

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  17. beautiful clicks and a delicious drink

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Meena