April 20, 2022

Mango Lassi /Mango flavored smoothie

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 Mango Lassi (मैंगो लस्सी) a very popular summer drink in India.  Thick yogurt or dahi as we call in India ,is blended with Mango puree along with sugar and served chilled.

Summer is flooded with varities of mangoes all over India..there are so many different and tasty Mango varieties which are popular all over India and some that are regional specialities. 

I first tasted Mango Lassi and Mango Shrikand at a wedding buffet as a child and was really drawn to the melange of flavors that exploded with every sip and fell in love with it .

Preparing Mango Lassi is really easy and best part is there is no cooking.  The Lassi is thick and very filling..if the weather is too hot ,I sometimes have a glass full of  this for breakfast and I feel filled up and energized. 

You can use any sweet variety of Mango ,though the commonly used one is the Alphonso / Aapus variety. In my humble opinion always taste the mango before you use it for the Lassi, even a little bit or tartness can ruin the taste of the Lassi.  

I have tried using Alphonso,Badami,Banganpalli/Safeda,  Imampasand ,Mallika and Sendhoora varities of mango and each time the result has been mind blowing.  The color of the Lassi also largely depends on the color of the mango pulp, so don't be disheartened if you get a mild yellow colored Lassi as compared to a bright yellowish orange Lassi.

Preparation Time - 5 mins
Cooking Time - nil
Complexity - easy
Makes 2 to 3 glasses 


2 cups chopped Mango pulp
2 cups chilled thick dahi / plain yogurt (2% fat works fine)
1/2 cup chilled milk 
3 to 4 tbsp of sugar (adjust depending on Mango sweetness)
Roughly chopped pistachios  (optional) 
Few strands of saffron (optional) 
A pinch of  cardamom powder (optional)


  • Add the milk and Mango pieces to a blender and blend it to a fine puree without any chunks .
  • To the same blender add the yogurt, sugar ,cardamom powder and blend it until the yogurt is silky smooth and lump free.
  • Pour into tall serving glasses ,garnish with pistachios and saffron strands and serve immediately. 
  • If you want to serve it later ,transfer into a pitcher and keep refrigerated until serving. I don't like to add ice cubes as it will dilute the lassi but if you like it super chilled ,you may add a few ice cubes before serving. 

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  1. This is a classic one and always love this! Stunning pictures.

  2. These summer classics are everlasting. I love mango lassi with sweet indian mangoes.

  3. Summers are incomplete without mango lassi. Your matka of lassi looks so good.

  4. Summer mangoes and lassi are synonymous. Absolutely love the glass here and since it's so very hot here I want some now.


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