Mango Lassi

Posted: March 14, 2015 in drink, food
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This is something that Molly inspired me to try, after she bought some cheap, over-ripe mangoes in her local Lidl. I’ve had lassi many times in Indian restaurants, but never though of making it. It’s actually so easy, and so delicious, I thought I’d have to share it.


Makes enough for 2 small glasses – or one greedy person!

1 large nicely ripe mango
2 or 3 Tbsp of thick Greek style yoghurt
6 or so cardamon pods
Coarse sea salt or rock salt
Splash of milk
Few mint leaves
Optional – squeeze of lime if you want to sour it a bit

Peel, de-stone, then chop your mango into large chunks. Crush the cardamon pods with the flat of a knife, and remove the little black seeds. Put the mango, cardamon seeds and a good grinding of salt in the container of a hand blender with the yoghurt and a splash of milk (otherwise I find it just too gloopy) and blend until smooth.

At this point, taste it. If your mango wasn’t really ripe and intensely fruity and aromatic, you may want to add a teaspoon of honey to sweeten it up. Alternatively, if, like me, you have a palate that prefers sharper, sour flavours, a squeeze of lime to counterpoint the sweetness is a good idea.

Serve with a sprig of mint for flavour. If you’re serving it to guests you might also garnish with hibiscus flowers, a couple of raspberries, blueberries or whatever comes to hand. Enjoy 🙂


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