Lately, yogurt has become my absolute favorite. I find myself reaching for it not just as a snack but also tossing it into my morning Blueberry Greek Yogurt Smoothies for that creamy goodness. The other day, as I was searching for new and exciting recipes to experiment with, I stumbled upon lassi drink—a yogurt-based beverage from India. These 2 drinks are quite similar.
Mango lassi recipe
Lassi is a traditional and popular Indian yogurt drink, known for its refreshing and cooling properties. This yogurt-based drink has been enjoyed for centuries and is a staple in Indian cuisine, especially during hot summer months.
Mango Lassi seemed to gain a tremendous surge in popularity and I couldn’t resist the temptation to give fruity lassi flavor a try.
The idea of combining the luscious sweetness of mango with the creamy goodness of lassi drink sounded like a match made in culinary heaven. After all, who can resist the tropical delight of mango, especially when blended into a refreshing beverage? And Indian lassi drink, with its yogurt base and tantalizing flavors, seemed like the perfect canvas to showcase the richness of this beloved fruit.
Here is how to make yogurt drink Mango Lassi:
- 1 cup ripe mango peeled and diced
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 2 tbsp sugar adjust according to your sweetness preference
- 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
- Ice cubes optional
- Fresh mint leaves for garnish optional
- In a blender, combine the diced mango, plain yogurt, cold water, sugar, and cardamom powder.
- Blend the ingredients until you achieve a smooth and creamy consistency. If you want that extra chill, toss in some ice cubes and blend again.
- Taste the lassi and adjust the sugar if needed. Blend again if you make any adjustments.
- Pour the mango lassi into glasses and garnish with fresh mint leaves if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Lassi Drink Variations
The tradional Indian drink comes in a variety of flavorful variations, each offering a unique twist to suit different tastes and preferences. Here are some popular lassi drink variations:
- Sweet Lassi (Meethi Lassi) is made with yogurt, water, and sugar, and flavored with ingredients like cardamom or rose water. It has a smooth and sweet taste, and is often served as a dessert or alongside spicy meals to balance the flavors.
- Salty Lassi (Namkin Lassi), on the other hand, is a savory version made with yogurt, water, salt, and sometimes spices like cumin. It is a more tangy and savory option, often consumed as a refreshing drink on its own or paired with meals.
- Spicy Lassi (Masala Lassi): Infused with a blend of spices like cumin, coriander, and black pepper, masala lassi drink offers a savory and spiced. It’s a great choice for those who prefer a more complex and aromatic flavor profile.
- Fruit Lassi: Mango Lassi drink is a type of this variation. Besides mango, you can experiment with fruits like strawberries, bananas, oranges, grapes, or pineapples to create a fruity lassi. These variations add natural sweetness and a burst of vitamins to the drink.
- Salted Caramel Lassi: A modern twist on the traditional sweet lassi, this combines the sweetness of caramel and sweet syrup with a touch of coffee, milk, and yogurt, creating a decadent and indulgent drink.
- Mint Lassi: Fresh mint leaves add a burst of coolness and a hint of herbal freshness to the lassi. Mint lassi drink is a perfect choice for those who enjoy a more invigorating and palate-cleansing drink.
- Rose Lassi: Infused with the subtle floral notes of rose water, this lassi variant adds a touch of elegance and fragrance to the traditional sweet lassi.
- Cardamom Lassi: Spiced with the warm and aromatic essence of cardamom, this lassi variation has a hint of traditional Indian flavors. The earthy and citrusy notes of cardamom complement the creamy yogurt base, creating a comforting and aromatic beverage.
Whether enjoyed on a scorching summer day or as a complement to a spicy curry, lassi drink remains a beloved beverage that reflects the diverse and flavorful nature of Indian cuisine.