Mango Lassi: We all love Lassi. If you have been brought up in the Northern part of India, Lassi is a quintessential summer breakfast drink made using sugar, yoghurt, ice and flavouring agents. It is known to aid digestion along with having an overall cooling effect on the body.
The traditional Lassi is flavoured using ingredients such as saffron, cardamom, pistachio, “Kewra Water”, etc. Lassi can even be called a parent figure of the much famous Western Smoothie, just a lot more subtly flavoured.
It is typically consumed in the morning along with breakfast. Popular pairings with lassi include paranthas, bedmi aloo, chhole bhature, and on and on.
Messing with Lassi is sacrilege for the people in the north and can get you verbally executed for doing so. Not to worry though our modern take on the lassi will win over eben the most devout Lassi connoisseurs. Presenting Mango Lassi ( We know mango lassi is not new, but you gotta read on to find out what’s new)
Mango Lassi: The Recipe
50ml- Mango purée
20ml- Blue curcao
1 Tsp Powdered sugar
1 Mango Leaf to Garnish
Sliced Pistachios and Almonds for garnish
- In a blender, add yoghurt, mango purée, powdered sugar and blue curaçao with ice and blend
- Strain into a glass, with a mango leaf tied around it.
- Garnish with pistachios and almonds and serve chilled.
Here is a recipe for the claassic Punjabi Lassi .
Learn HERE how to make aamras at home