My Mango Lassi

My Mango Lassi

Background and History

Mango Lassi is a refreshing and beloved beverage that originates from the Indian subcontinent. Traditionally, it is made by blending ripe mangoes with yogurt, sugar, and spices, creating a lusciously smooth and flavorful drink. This delightful concoction has roots in Indian culinary traditions, where it serves as a cooling and sweet counterpart to spicy dishes.

Ingredients

Ripe Mango

2 cups, peeled, pitted, and diced.

Yogurt

1 cup, plain or Greek.

Milk

1/2 cup.

Sugar

2-3 tablespoons (adjust to taste).

Cardamom Powder

1/2 teaspoon (optional).

Ice Cubes

For serving.

Mint Leaves

For garnish (optional).

Serves

2

Time

Preparation Time

10 minutes

Total Time

Approximately 10 minutes

Instructions

Prepare Mango

Peel, pit, and dice the ripe mangoes.

Blend Ingredients

In a blender, combine the diced mangoes, yogurt, milk, sugar, and cardamom powder. Blend until smooth.

Adjust Consistency

If the lassi is too thick, add more milk and blend again until you achieve the desired consistency.

Sweeten to Taste

Taste the lassi and adjust the sweetness by adding more sugar if needed. Blend once more to combine.

Chill and Serve

Refrigerate the Mango Lassi for at least 30 minutes before serving. This allows the flavors to meld.

Serve with Ice

Pour the chilled lassi into glasses over ice cubes.

Garnish (Optional)

Garnish with mint leaves for a refreshing touch.

Nutrition Facts

(Values may vary based on specific ingredients and variations)

Calories: ~150 per serving

Protein: ~5g

Fat: ~2g

Carbohydrates: ~30g

Notes

Experiment with different varieties of mangoes for varied flavors.

For a dairy-free version, use coconut or almond yogurt.

Adjust the consistency by adding more or less milk based on personal preference.

Allergy Warning

Check yogurt packaging for allergen information.

Customize the recipe to accommodate specific dietary restrictions or allergies.

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