I bought some organic mangoes this weekend. Some?? Hmm actually 5 kgs to be specific. 😉 Its difficult to get some good mangoes in Hyderabad and we are lucky enough to get it this time. The mangoes are absolutely yum. I just love making beverages using mangoes and my husband likes eating mangoes. So we especially bought some over riped mangoes to make lassi, milkshake etc.
The first thing I made after buying those mangoes was mango lassi. Its a perfect soothing drink to beat the summer heat. Its creamy and so heavenly, one of the best ways to use over riped mangoes and having curd. I like my lassi to be yellow in color but not all the mangoes gives a good color. If you want a good yellow color of the lassi, its better to use mangoes which has bright yellow pulp. I have used dasheri mangoes, pulp of which has a bright color. It gives a perfect color after its blended with curd.
I don’t like using cardamom powder, dry fruits or saffron. I like my lassi plain and simple. I also prefer using sugar and not honey. I don’t use any cream. You can add all of these in your lassi if you want to. I also love adding some chopped small cubes of mango to the lassi after its ready. Bits of mango pulp hitting your palate makes the lassi even more delicious 😍 This is totally optional but why would you want to skip it? 😉
I know everyone is aware of the recipe still sharing here the way I make it 🙂
1 cup mango pulp
1 cup curd
Milk to get the desired consistency
Sugar to taste
Chopped mango cubes of one small mango
Blend curd, mango pulp and sugar together. Check the consistency and add milk accordingly. Blend nicely again.
Once blended well, add the chopped mangoes to the lassi and using a spoon, just mix them together. Pour in a serving glass/bowl, garnish with some chopped mangoes and serve chilled.
Please do try this out and share your feedback along with a picture on my Facebook page PicUrFood. I would love to hear from you.