Mango Lassi

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Often during one of my many daytime dazes (you know the ones: sitting at your desk at work staring blankly off into the distance for minutes if not hours on end LOL!) I wonder to myself…. if I could choose to be born into any culture in the world, which one would it be?

More often then not, I come to India. I spent a little time there earlier in the year and fell in love. Yes it was chaotic, dirty and often smelly but there was a positive flip side. The Indian cuisine has some amazing flavors all combined in mouth watering dishes and the people I came across were extremely friendly. The place was a hive of energy with the women all dressed in the most colorful garments often decorated with sparkling sequins and beads. Collectively as a nation, these women were the most feminine I had seen. Why have we lost this in the western world? Everyone walks around so casually these days only getting dressed up for very special occasions. When I listen to my Grandmother and Great Aunt speak about their days as young women, stories include such things as satin gloves, diamante brooches, shoe clips, hats and fire engine red lip stick. Apparently everyone dressed this way just to go to the cinemas!

Anyway I digress, here is a wonderful quick recipe for a delicious Indian smoothie!

Mango Lassi

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 4 ripe medium sized mangoes
  • 2/3 cup natural yoghurt
  • 200ml (7fl oz) milk
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1tsp honey
Method
  1. Cut the flesh off the mangoes, discarding the skin and stone.
  2. Place the flesh in a blender with the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Taste the lassi, if you would like it sweeter add a little more honey and give it another quick whiz. Garnish with a sprig of mint and serve chilled.
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9 comments to Mango Lassi

  • Thanks for stopping by my blog. I so much wish sometimes I lived in those times when men opened the doors for women to enter and they kept their chairs so as to sit. This smoothie looks so sweet and refreshing.

  • I love mangoes ans this beverage sounds great!

  • Oh, I’m with you. I love indian food. We just had a new indian restaurant move into town. I can’t wait to check it out. Thanks for your post!

  • My hubby loves mango! I don’t care much for it though. I prefered peaches. YOur Mango Lassi looks wonderful though.. I should make it to hubby soon ( if he’s nice)

  • I love mango lassi. The perfect summer pick me up!…and I agree the heady aromas of Indian cooking are wonderful.

  • I love Indian food, but I have never tried an Indian smoothie. It looks refreshing and tasty!

  • SusanNo Gravatar

    Definitely give it a go! It is a delicious drink and goes down great with a HOT curry!

  • This looks delicious Susan. I love your site, and look forward to seeing your Daring Baker’s challenges revealed! Welcome to the club!

  • The feminine beauty of Indian women & their culture is really wonderful isn’t it. I’ve been invited to participate in an Indian wedding in April, complete with the whole women getting together the night before the wedding and having henna tatoos, love all the tradition….. Oh and the food…, lets not forget the food huh.
    Great to connect with you Susan.

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