Mango lassi is refreshing Indian lassi that is creamy, thick and delicious. To make this easy Mango lassi recipe you need simple ingredients, ripe mangoes, yogurt or curd and some flavours like cardamom, saffron or rose water.
It is Packed with a lot of fibre from fresh juicy mango and healthy probiotics from yogurt. This recipe of Indian mango yogurt drink can be easily termed as Best Mango Lassi recipe.
Indian mango lassi is a mango yogurt drink made with mango pulp and yogurt or curd. It is a fruity variation of Indian lassi. This lassi drink is a healthy drink you can have in summer, which is a mango season in the Indian subcontinent. Just like lassi, this Indian lassi is also good for health.
To make this lassi healthy, make it without any added sugar, it is healthy and gut-friendly. As a part of a healthy diet, this tasty mango lassi is good for weight loss as well.
What Is Lassi?
Lassi is a yoghurt-based drink that is prepared across the Indian subcontinent. There is sweet lassi which is sweetened with some kind of sugar and salty lassi which is prepared by blending together yogurt, salt, spices and ice cubes.
Nowadays many different variations with different flavours are made. Fruits, vegetables etc are used to make different flavours of lassi. I am going to share in the coming days.
Why We Love this Mango Lassi Recipe
- It is creamy, thick and delicious with the right balance of mangoes and yogurt.
- Ready in 10 minutes.
- Perfect for summers
- You can easily make vegan mango lassi.
Mango Lassi Ingredients
Mangoes: You can use any variety of mangoes with pulp. Avoid using fibrous mango varieties.
Yogurt or Curd: You can use store-bought or homemade yogurt or Homemade curd. I prefer using homemade yogurt and curd. How to Make Yogurt at home.
Sugar: White sugar or unrefined sugar whichever you want to use. In case you use a sugar substitute for diabetics you can use stevia.
Saffron: For flavouring the lassi. It is optional.
Cardamom Powder: Cardamom flavour with mango also tastes great.
How to Make Mango Lassi - Step by step
- Chop Mangoes after rinsing them 3-4 times in water. Now add these chopped mangoes to the blender and add sugar. Blend them together till smooth to make mango pulp.
- Now add chilled yogurt/curd, water, cardamom powder, saffron and ice cubes.
- Blend for 30 seconds to one minute till all the ingredients are mixed evenly and there is a smooth mixture. You can adjust sweetness as per your taste.
Watch Video to Learn making Making Mango Lassi
After a lot of trials, I have come to a proportion of curd and yogurt where both of them complement each other. Some recipes taste like you are drinking Mango puree and not lassi and some have just the taste of sweetened yogurt so you keep wondering where did the mango part go :D.
It is not too heavy, it tastes light and hence very soothing on the stomach.
Which Mangoes to Use
You can use any fleshy variety of mangoes. Alphonso mango is a popular choice for making mango lassi. Alphonso has a sweeter taste and prominent aroma. But I like to use easily available Safeda mango which has a characteristic mango tang in it. You can use any pulpy variety of mango for making lassi.
The colour of the lassi depends upon the variety of mango you use. Deep orange varieties like Alphonso, sindoori mango make bright yellow coloured lassi and lighter colour mango will make lighter coloured lassi.
Feel free to add or skip ice cubes. I like it super chilled so I like to add ice cubes.
You can use cardamom or saffron, a mix of both or skip both the flavourings. Mangoes themselves have a delicious flavour.
Sweetener for Lassi
The most common choice is sugar. You can even make it without added sugar if you like. If you avoid sugar and use sugar alternatives instead you can use stevia. Natural sugars like coconut sugar, honey or maple syrup are also options to sweeten your lassi.
Yogurt or Curd?
You can use store-bought yogurt for making lassi. Homemade unsweetened curd is my first choice to make mango lassi. You can use either of them as per your personal taste preference. If you want to make low-fat lassi you can use skimmed milk yogurt or low-fat yogurt.
Flavourings for mango lassi
You can use Rosewater or kewra water to flavour lassi. Or stick with cardamom and saffron as I have mentioned in the ingredient above.
Can You Make Vegan Mango Lassi?
You can definitely make vegan mango lassi using dairy-free yogurt. You can use store-bought vegan yogurt or make homemade vegan yogurt. My personal preference for making vegan version is coconut milk yogurt. The taste of mangoes with yogurt is absolutely delicious together. You can also use almond yogurt or cashew yogurt.
Mango Lassi with Mango Pulp
If you can not find fresh mangoes, canned mango pulp works just as fine. When you are using mango pulp just see that if it is packed in sugar syrup do not use additional sugar mentioned in the recipe. If mango pulp is without added sugar you can use this recipe as is.
You can top a chilled glass of mango lassi with your choice of nuts and chopped mangoes for enhanced mango taste. You can enjoy this filling and fruity recipe to energise you during Fasting.
You can make fresh lassi or make a large batch and store it in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. Another thing you can do is set the mango lassi in the freezer in the popsicle moulds and make mango yogurt popsicles.
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- Stick blender (Indian)
- 1 cup Mango chopped
- 1 cup Curd
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon cardamom powder
- 10-12 saffron
- 5-6 ice cubes
- ½ cup water
- Chop Mangoes after rinsing them 3-4 times in water.
- Now add these chopped mangoes to the blender and add sugar.
- Blend them together till smooth and make mango pulp to be used in making mango lassi.
- Now to this mango pulp add chilled yogurt/curd, water, cardamom powder, saffron and ice cubes.
- Blend for 30 seconds to one minute till all the ingredients are mixed evenly and there is a smooth mixture.
- Mango Lassi is ready.
- Pour chilled mango lassi into glasses and top with chopped nuts and chopped mangoes.