Mango Lassi

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The lassi is a traditional drink in India that orginaly hails from the Punjab region in north. It is typically made by blending yogurt with water, spices and salt into a light frothy beverage.

This mango lassi recipe is the equivalent of the fatter American cousin. I find that it provides the perfect cool taste to balance the powerful spice of a fine Indian dinner. It is also a delicious drink to cool you off on a hot day.

Serves: 5-6 6oz drinks


  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 cup chopped mango (skinned and stoned)
  • 3-4 Tbsp brown sugar (adjust to taste)
  • ⅛ tsp or less cardamom powder (a small pinch)
  • dash fresh lemon juice
  • Ice


  • Blender


  1. Remove the skin and stone from the mango and roughly chop the sweet flesh.
  2. Add all ingredients to blender and blend until creamy.
  3. Serve cold and enjoy

What you should know

With the average mango from Peru that is available here in LA, I get about 1 ½ cups from each mango.

Use white sugar for a lighter sweeter taste.

Consider substituting lemon, strawberry or rosewater for the mango to create a nice variation.

Re: Mango Lassi

This mango lassi is simply amazing. I use a little less sugar but otherwise this is a wonderful and simple recipe.

Re: Mango Lassi