Mango Lassi Recipe is an Indian beverage made with ripe mangoes, yogurt, sugar, and a dash of cardamom or saffron. This sweet, rich, and creamy mango lassi comes together in just 10 minutes and all you need are 3 main ingredients.
Measure 1 cup of chopped mango (use sweet and fibreless mango). Freeze it for 3-4 hours, as it makes the lassi very creamy, but this step is optional. Then, measure 1 cup of thick yogurt, 2 tsp of sugar, 1 cardamom pod, and 1 cup of milk.Note: Use yogurt that is fresh and not sour.
To a mixer / blender, add the sugar and cardamom pod (can substitute with 1/4 tsp of cardamom powder).
First, run the mixer roughly, so the sugar and cardamom pod gets powdered well.
Then, add the chopped mango cubes.
Blend it once or twice, if there are few mango chunks, it's fine.
Now, pour the thick yogurt.
Immediately, pour the milk to thin the lassi consistency, else might turn out quite thick and heavy.
Blend until smooth and add some more milk if the lassi is too thick.
Pour it into serving glasses.
Finally, garnish with saffron strands, almond and pistachio slivers, or mint leaves as preferred.Serve this Mango Lassi Recipe chilled.
Tips for How to make Mango Lassi
Use ripe, sweet, deep yellow-colored mangoes for a good taste and look.
I used fresh mangoes, it can be replaced with ready-made/canned mango pulp or frozen mangoes too.
Freezing the chopped mangoes for 3 to 4 hours makes this drink very creamy. But this step is totally optional.
Use fibreless mangoes, otherwise strain the puree, and then use it.
Sugar can be replaced with honey, powdered jaggery, palm sugar, maple syrup, or coconut sugar.
Adjust sugar accordingly to your taste. If the mangoes, you use are too sweet, skip the sugar completely.
Try to use yogurt that is fresh and not sour. As sour curd will totally spoil the taste.
For a super thick, rich, and creamy Mango Lassi Recipe, use full-fat yogurt.
Vegan Option– use dairy-free yogurt like soy or coconut, milk with vegan milk, and sugar with maple syrup. But remember, coconut yogurt will lend a coconutty taste to the lassi.
Also, this Mango Lassi Recipe can be flavored with saffron, rose essence, rose water, kewra, or vanilla extract too.
Serve this lassi as soon as it is made. Though it can be refrigerated for a day, the yogurt will start to change in taste and flavor.
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