Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Recipe: Mango Lassi

Whenever we frequent an Indian restaurant, mango lassi is a must-order for us. Mango lassi is a popular yogurt-based drink, originating from India. The traditional lassi is usually savoury and flavoured with spices, whereas sweet lassi contains sugar or fruits, similar to a smoothie.

Mango Lassi

It is mango season now in Malaysia, so perfect for getting your hands on some beautiful fresh mangoes. Mango lassi is made by blending milk, yogurt and mangoes, and since the mangoes that we bought were really fragrant and sweet, we did not have to add any sugar making this a healthy drink as well. Plus it is so much cheaper to make your own - a single serving of mango lassi in the restaurant can set you back at least RM7 whereas I made a serving for 4 for that price at home.

A nice, cooling and refreshing drink to enjoy with a spicy Indian curry. The kids absolutely loved it!

Mango lassi
Recipe by Baby Sumo, adapted from Much Depends on Dinner
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Serves 4

1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup natural yogurt
2 mangoes, sliced (approx. 500g)
10-12 ice cubes

To serve
A few sprigs of fresh mint

1. Put all ingredients into a blender and whizz until foamy. If the lassi is very thick, you can add more water or milk. Pour into glasses and refridgerate before serving.

Note: This recipe is from a famous Pakistani restaurant in London called Lahore, shared in the cookbook. If you find that the lassi is not sweet enough, then add a couple of tablespoons of sugar to your liking.

I am linking this to "Cook-Your-Books #12" hosted by Joyce, to Asian Food Fest- Indian Subcontinent hosted by Chef and Sommelier and to Little Thumbs Up (May 2014: Milk) hosted by Tze of Awayofmind Bakery House.

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*This recipe was featured on Asian Food Channel's FB page on 22 May 2014.


  1. I was thinking of making mango lassi tonight too, just bought a tub of yoghurt yesterday:D I too think making our own is much cheaper even though the restaurants around my area do not sell their lassi at such exorbitant price! Around RM5 perhaps.

  2. yup...easy to make . Now its time to make this coz it's mango season again

  3. Hi Yen,

    Seeing your yummy mango lassi makes me feel crave so much for mangoes!!! Sad that we have waited until Oct to taste any mangoes :(


  4. Yen, home made is definitely better, The ones sold at the supermarket is way too sweet for me.

  5. i love lassi but have never thought about making these at home! lovely... thanks so much for sharing

  6. Yen, I also like lassi, taste like thick yoghurt drink, can I also have a glass too?

  7. I must agree with you that homemade version is so much better and cheaper too :)

  8. What a cooling and refreshing drink ! Love it!

  9. We made lassi for our last week weekend kitchen too! :D

  10. Lovely, a very healthy thirst-quencher, its good to make it at home, so that we can control the amount of sugar according to our preferences :D

    1. Whenever I had Indian food, I will order mango lassi !

  11. I love mango lassi! Not easy to get fresh mangoes I would just buy the bottled ones.

  12. Ciao and greetings from California. I am passing by visiting; your blog is awesome. It is great to see and read about food from around the world from places I am likely never to visit. The mango lassi looks so refreshing. The only way that I have had mangoes is n salsa for Mexican food here in California. But great job on your post.
    I also write a blog about food but with my thoughts on life, friends and family. Please stop by and visit. Maybe follow. That would be cool.

  13. hi Yen, my family loves to eat mangoes, but now is not a good season for us to get nice mangoes over here. your lassi must be yummylicious!

    thanks for linkup with LTU!

  14. Hi Yen,
    Mango lassi is one of our favourites. Making it at home certainly is much cheaper and we could even have seconds without burning a hole in the pocket! Thanks for linking.

  15. Devil and I made lassi recently too, but with blueberries instead of mango. As long as it includes a fruit, it's all good and nutritious! :D

  16. love your styling for these mango lassi shots! really pretty :)

  17. Yeap! it is much cheaper making at home. Yummy and refreshing drink.


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