Lassis are a traditional yogurt-based Indian drink. There are salted lassis and sweet lassis; salted lassis are savory and often use cumin as a spice. Sweet lassis use sugar, honey or fruits. There are many different varieties of both kinds of lassis, some that use saffron, or rosewater, or butter, or even clotted cream.
The Indian restaurant I sometimes visit for lunch has an amazing mango lassi that I like to order with my naan and tandoori chicken. The drink is supposed to help cool your tongue after tasting spicy chilies; I can’t say that I am ever brave enough to eat chilies, but the drink is delicious regardless. Have it with your next spicy meal or as a refreshing snack on its own! Enjoy!
2 cups of plain yogurt (for a thicker lassi, use greek yogurt)
¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
The juice of half a lemon
1 1/2 cups of ice
2 ripe mangos, pitted, skinned and sliced
1 to 2 tablespoons honey
Put all the ingredients in your high speed blender expect the ice. Process until smooth. Add the ice and process again. Taste for sweetness and add more honey if needed. Enjoy!
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