Mango Lassi

Notes: Laxmi Hiremath uses Alphonso mango pulp to give this cooling drink intense color and flavor without much fiber, but other types of canned or fresh mango may be substituted.
Makes about 7 cups; 6 to 8 servings


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5 whole green cardamom pods
1 can (30 oz.) mango pulp (see notes) or 4 cups mashed fresh ripe mango, chilled
1 1/2 cups plain nonfat yogurt or low-fat buttermilk
12 ice cubes (1 1/2 in.)
About 1/4 cup sugar


1. Crush cardamom pods with the flat bottom of a glass or a mortar and pestle; discard hulls. In a blender, whirl seeds until finely ground.

2. Add half the mango pulp, yogurt, and ice cubes to blender, along with 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/3 cup water; whirl until smooth. Add more sugar to taste and water to thin, if desired; whirl briefly to blend. Pour into a pitcher. Repeat with remaining mango, yogurt, and ice, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 1/3 cup water (plus more sugar to taste and water to thin, if desired); pour into the pitcher and stir to blend. Serve at once.

Created date

May 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 103
Caloriesfromfat 3 %
Protein 2.9 g
Fat 0.3 g
Satfat 0.1 g
Carbohydrate 24 g
Fiber 0.9 g
Sodium 34 mg
Cholesterol 0.9 mg