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Mango Lassi – A Cardamom Flavoured Mango & Yogurt Summer Cooler
Lassi is more popular the world over in its mango avatar, but the original and traditional Lassi is savoury and made with plain yogur that is watered down a bit with water, flavoured with toasted and powdered cumin. This savoury version is more popular in the villages and is more of a thirst quencher than the sweet one. In the sweet version of Lassi, the salt and cumin are replaced with sugar and usually flavoured with cardamom and even saffron sometimes. Traditionally, Lassi is kept chilled in earthenware pots and drunk out tall steel glasses to quench the thirst that comes only with a hot summer.
  • 1 1/2cups mangoeschilled and roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2cups yogurt, chilled (thick but not Greek style ) plain
  • 1/2cup milkchilled
  • 2tbsps sugarpowdered (or more depending on how sweet your mangoes are)
  • 4 to 5pods cardamom, powdered
  • pistachiosChopped for garnishing (optional)
  1. Blend all the ingredients, except the pistachios till smooth and frothy. Garnish with pistachios and serve.