Friday, June 30, 2023

Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi is a perfect summer drink with its creamy texture and cooling properties. You can use fresh mangoes if it is in season or you could also use frozen or canned ones. This drink is flavored with cardamom or/and saffron. This is one of the popular beverages in Indian cuisine. You will definitely find them in menu of any Indian restaurant. 


  1. Ripe Mango - 1 cup
  2. Yogurt - 1 cup
  3. Milk - 1 cup
  4. Sugar - 2-3 tablespoon 
  5. Cardamom pods - 5
  1. Peel the ripe mangoes, remove the pit and cut into large pieces. Add the mangoes pieces in a blender along with rest of the ingredients.
  2. Add 5-6 ice cubes and blend them into smooth puree.
  3. Serve immediately.
I had the opportunity to select the theme for "Shhh cooking secretly" challenge. This is a group in Facebook which has a monthly challenge. In this challenge a theme is selected at the beginning of the month by one of the participants. All the members are grouped in pairs. The participants will exchange 2 secret ingredients with their partners who are supposed to prepare a dish that matches the theme of that month. This month's theme is "Mango recipes" where we could make a dish from any cuisine using raw or ripe mangoes. My partner for this month is Preethi Prasad who blogs at Preethi's cuisine. My ingredients were cardamom and yogurt and I gave her coriander seeds and poppy seeds. She made a raw mango curry which is a perfect curry for hot steaming rice.