Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Ridiculously Easy Mango Lassi

A Ridiculously Easy Mango Lassi

My daughter, Amie, warned me that in Pushkar I was not to order a bang lassi.  When we arrived in Pushkar, I saw that the restaurant had no ‘bang’ lassi on the menu, but they did have a ‘special’ lassi.  When we asked what was in it, the waiter had a giggling fit, and said “merr-ha-whanna”.
This sublime mango lassi is ridiculously easy to make!
This recipe is for a sublime and healthy mango lassi, although other fruits are delicious as well.  I frequently use frozen raspberries, blueberries, cherries or bananas.  I can’t imagine using merr-ha-whanna, because I think it would taste vile.  On the other hand, I have been known to toss in a tablespoon of hemp seed, which has no THC content, but is rich in omega-3 fats.  It will also keep you feeling full longer.  It's up to you.
1 cup plain yogurt  (home made or store bought
1 cup frozen mango chunks (or a combination of the above mentioned fruits)
1 tablespoon sugar
¼ teaspoon rose water
2 green cardamom pods, husks removed and finely ground in a mortar and pestle. 

Put the yogurt into a blender.  Then add the remainder of the ingredients.  Liquify . 

Pour into a charming glass, and have this for a light breakfast, lunch or snack.  It is absolutely sublime…

Tip:  When having guests for dinner, Set out a small jug of mango lassi with elegant liqueur glasses, so if the vindaloo is burning someone alive, they can be rescued with a cool sip of lassi.  They will thank you for it.


  1. I love mango lassis but had no idea they were so easy to make. Yum!

  2. Yes, and super healthy too! They are very good for the digestive system!

  3. Wow! It looks super yummy and delicious :) a perfect match for the weather...
    And, for a 'no nothing on cooking-yet-a food critic' like me presentation is what sensed first, so if a food is presented well it ought to be Super Tasty! :D
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